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The easiest way to send from your personal Duck Address is to reply to a message sent to it. This will work automatically, and we suggest this method.

We hope to make starting a new thread with your personal Duck Address easier in the future, but for now you can do so by sending a message from your current Email Protection forwarding address using a special recipient address format.

For example, if your personal Duck Address is and you want to send to your friend’s email To send the email from your personal Duck Address, you would send the message to

Note that there is only one ‘@’ symbol in the address (as is required); the @gmail has been replaced with _at_gmail and your personal username has been appended after that, all followed by ‘’. If you do this, then the email will go through us and then replies will work as normal thereafter without having to do anything more.

Prior versions on GitHub.