MsgSafe – The Secure Way to Email

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An easy-to-use platform for secure and encrypted email that protects your privacy, identity and location at all times.

Target Audience: 18-60, everyday consumers to top executives or those that are privacy conscious
Website URL: https://msgsafe.io

No. of Feedback Providers (Beta Testers) Requested: 10


Feedback sought:

1) Look around the home page – what is your initial impression of the service we offer?

2) Now locate the Signup button to sign up for a free account. Did you find it easily?

3) Now click the link to sign up. Then sign up using your name, your email (a working email because you will have to confirm your account), and create a unique password.

4) Confirm your account by clicking on the link in the confirmation email that was just sent to you. Then log-in to MsgSafe.

5) Once logged in, create a new identity of your choice. This will be your alias email address. You will also have a choice of the domain you would like to use for your new identity. (This can be done by selecting from the drop-down menu). *Alias emails are great to use for those times you need to provide an email address, but don’t want to give out your real email. Example: when using craigslist, making purchases online, signing up for a dating site. Now, your real email cannot be compromised!

6) Test your newly created identity by sending an email in the platform. (You can send your email to anyone).

7) After you send your email, browse around in the dashboard area on your home screen and tell us your feedback and what you think. Was it easy to use? What is your understanding of the benefits of using a service like MsgSafe?

10 thoughts on “MsgSafe – The Secure Way to Email

  1. 1) Look around the home page – what is your initial impression of the service we offer?

    The home page looks really slick. The blurb from Snowden is appropriate, his photo is recognizable. I just wonder if some people may misinterpret it as a direct endorsement of your service, but I’m probably overanalyzing that. It looks excellent.

    2) Now locate the Signup button to sign up for a free account. Did you find it easily?

    Yes, the Signup button was right where I expected it to be, in the upper-right corner of the screen and very visible.

    3) Now click the link to sign up. Then sign up using your name, your email (a working email because you will have to confirm your account), and create a unique password.

    Done.

    4) Confirm your account by clicking on the link in the confirmation email that was just sent to you. Then log-in to MsgSafe.

    Done.

    5) Once logged in, create a new identity of your choice. This will be your alias email address. You will also have a choice of the domain you would like to use for your new identity. (This can be done by selecting from the drop-down menu). *Alias emails are great to use for those times you need to provide an email address, but don’t want to give out your real email. Example: when using craigslist, making purchases online, signing up for a dating site. Now, your real email cannot be compromised!

    Done.

    6) Test your newly created identity by sending an email in the platform. (You can send your email to anyone).

    Done.

    7) After you send your email, browse around in the dashboard area on your home screen and tell us your feedback and what you think. Was it easy to use? What is your understanding of the benefits of using a service like MsgSafe?

    The site seems very easy to use in general. I don’t fully understand the purpose of the “Domains” and “analytics” features but I’m sure there is a reason for them. Note: I chose the “decoymail.mx” domain for the test run. It is a fun name but they are obviously not “legitimate” sources. Perhaps this is intentional and you are certainly aware of it, I just felt I should mention it.

    My understanding of the benefits is when you want to create an account a website, but you don’t necessarily want it associated with your name, or the site will only allow you to create one account per user. For example, if you want to create an account on a dating site but you don’t want to be traced back to your original email address. There are certainly other applications for a service like this one, but I am generally not privy to those.

  2. 1) Look around the home page – what is your initial impression of the service we offer?

    The webpage is very concisely organized and is very neat with no excessive information. From what I gathered, the service provides email users with a safe network, where one’s identity is under protection.

    2) Now locate the Signup button to sign up for a free account. Did you find it easily?

    You can find it on the main page or by looking further into the menu icon – it is extremely easy to locate the sign up.

    3) Now click the link to sign up. Then sign up using your name, your email (a working email because you will have to confirm your account), and create a unique password.

    4) Confirm your account by clicking on the link in the confirmation email that was just sent to you. Then log-in to MsgSafe.

    5) Once logged in, create a new identity of your choice. This will be your alias email address. You will also have a choice of the domain you would like to use for your new identity. (This can be done by selecting from the drop-down menu). *Alias emails are great to use for those times you need to provide an email address, but don’t want to give out your real email. Example: when using craigslist, making purchases online, signing up for a dating site. Now, your real email cannot be compromised!

    6) Test your newly created identity by sending an email in the platform. (You can send your email to anyone).

    I have sent it to myself and found that it took very long until I received the email. Otherwise the cover works!

    7) After you send your email, browse around in the dashboard area on your home screen and tell us your feedback and what you think. Was it easy to use? What is your understanding of the benefits of using a service like MsgSafe?

    It would be nice to use MsgSafe in an app mode rather than to roam about in the dashboard view. Also I wouldn’t want to log in every time in order to use it.
    I like the fact that the webpage is easy to navigate, without the usual surplus of info. I can have numerous identities now – exciting! The website also keeps track of the in and outgoing messages and what email addresses (identities) it is originating from. Overall it would make me feel safe as a user, however it makes me wonder, how many other people are really using their real identities when contacting me for instance. That part is a bit more complicated.

  3. 1) Look around the home page – what is your initial impression of the service we offer?

    It looks like a very interesting service and very useful. I like the home page which is full of information and the background but the continuous moving of that background can make someone a bit dizzy. For me as an user it’s a bit too much the continuous movement of that background.
    I understand that I can use the service to create multiple email addresses that will protect my identity.

    2) Now locate the Signup button to sign up for a free account. Did you find it easily?

    Yes. It’s easy to locate it in the upper right corner. It’s where I would expect it to be.

    3) Now click the link to sign up. Then sign up using your name, your email (a working email because you will have to confirm your account), and create a unique password.

    It was easy to sign up.

    4) Confirm your account by clicking on the link in the confirmation email that was just sent to you. Then log-in to MsgSafe.

    This was also an easy step to follow.

    5) Once logged in, create a new identity of your choice. This will be your alias email address. You will also have a choice of the domain you would like to use for your new identity. (This can be done by selecting from the drop-down menu). *Alias emails are great to use for those times you need to provide an email address, but don’t want to give out your real email. Example: when using craigslist, making purchases online, signing up for a dating site. Now, your real email cannot be compromised!

    6) Test your newly created identity by sending an email in the platform. (You can send your email to anyone).

    Did the step but it was a bit confusing if I am sending an email and to what or using knowing what address I used.

    7) After you send your email, browse around in the dashboard area on your home screen and tell us your feedback and what you think. Was it easy to use? What is your understanding of the benefits of using a service like MsgSafe?

    All in all it’s a great service but I am thinking what if all spammers will start using it? then people will get even more spam from more email addresses and it will be harder to mark or stop the spam. Will there be anything setup to solve this risk? or only if people mark some addresses as spam then you will remove them and/or terminate any account associated with spamming?

    I did not understand fully all the benefits that the service would bring besides having all nicely organised in a clear way in the dashboard and also using many different emails. Some things can be achieved by setting up 2-3 emails and forwarding all to your main email address.

    It would be better after signing up to make the whole area a bit bigger. Currently on chrome it takes up just about 20-25% from the left side of the screen and the rest is empty with the background. It looks a bit strange.

    There is no Back link for the 4 setting up steps. It would be useful to have one if you want to go back and redo a previous step.

    4th step with sending an email looked a bit confusing for me. It wasn’t clear what email to use and to who I am sending it. It would help having some more clear tags like: your real address; given or used publicly address etc. I wasn’t sure if I completed as I should have the last step.

    I did not see immediately the email arriving from the one I created during the setting up process. It did arrived a bit later with a 2nd email I sent from the dashboard. I would have expected the 1st email to arrive faster.

    The dashboard looks good and makes it easier to understand the whole service than by doing the 4 steps immediately after signing up.

    I did not understand how you can use the domains and if I used already one address I thought that I would have it already in the domain list.

  4. 1) Look around the home page – what is your initial impression of the service we offer?

    I was not interested for myself when first learning about this site on StartUpLift, since I am able to create hundreds of emails accounts through my business and Hotmail.com, but after seeing the other things that msgsafe.io does, it has peaked my interest. Therefore, it is obviously doing its job.

    It would be important for me to see how I could use your service with my existing domains.

    However, I do have one challenge with your home page and that is the header. It makes me feel as though I am about to get dizzy. Sorry.

    2) Now locate the Signup button to sign up for a free account. Did you find it easily?

    Yes, the sign up button was one of the first things I noticed on the home page.

    3) Now click the link to sign up. Then sign up using your name, your email (a working email because you will have to confirm your account), and create a unique password.

    I used the name I generally use for website feedback “Market Research,” which does have an alias email [email protected].

    4) Confirm your account by clicking on the link in the confirmation email that was just sent to you. Then log-in to MsgSafe.

    The confirmation email arrived in the spam folder.

    5) Once logged in, create a new identity of your choice. This will be your alias email address. You will also have a choice of the domain you would like to use for your new identity. (This can be done by selecting from the drop-down menu). *Alias emails are great to use for those times you need to provide an email address, but don’t want to give out your real email. Example: when using craigslist, making purchases online, signing up for a dating site. Now, your real email cannot be compromised!

    I used [email protected]. Not fond of most of the domain possibilities. They seem so uninviting. Messageden.com seemed the best of them.

    6) Test your newly created identity by sending an email in the platform. (You can send your email to anyone).

    Email sent to [email protected]. It was in the spam folder.

    7) After you send your email, browse around in the dashboard area on your home screen and tell us your feedback and what you think. Was it easy to use? What is your understanding of the benefits of using a service like MsgSafe?

    It looks easy to use. The menu is clear.

    The main feature that you are sharing, at least with the free account, is the email aliases. I understand the safety in being able to use aliases. That is why I have multiple emails for my business domains and use Hotmail, when doing these tests, apartment/house hunting, etc. Being that I already have this ability, I don’t how the free account would be of benefit.

    I like the email blocking, i.e., SpamArrest that your service offers, although, I don’t see it with the free accounts.

    I am wondering what I can do if I discover who is sharing my email address. Is it just that I am informed of this or is there some action I can take?

    There are specific features that MsgSafe.io does not have that would keep me from using it. For instance, I want all my emails to drop into Outlook. And I want more flexibility in how the emails look. Maybe these and other features are available for the paid account.

  5. 1. The design of the front page and the menu are clear and simple layout, to be understood by anybody. The first impression is that I am soon going to need a service like this – what a good idea.
    On the second part of the page, though, there are some uncomplete layouts with some writings like: SECTION_PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION-BODY. It looks like either the website is not finished yet, either it only shows like that in my case.
    2. Sign up and Free trial buttons on the upper menu are more than obvious. There is also one located exactly on the center of the first part of homepage.
    3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I did the free sign up process. What I like is the extra info upon creating the password. That is very usefull since we tend to choose passwords unsafe. This way the user has to “stay safe”.
    I imeediatley received the confirmation email. I confirmed my account and I cntinued creating my profile by choosing the alias email.
    The steps to be continued are very clear and logical. I had no problems setting the new wmail nor what it does.
    I then created my first test email and sent it to a second email that I have. The test email entered right away and the new id email appeared.
    I imagine I am going to be one of the sure users, since I do work in testing on crowdsourced platforms and I need to work like this when testing several apps that include registering videos of my steps in testing.
    I am sure that this kind of email app is more that usefull for anyone at some point, they just have to find out it exists.
    Im tech savvy and I work in the field, but I did not use one befor, so there is many of us out there who will benefit from this.
    I was impressed with the dashboard. Extremely neat and simple to be used design. I see no isses in users finding their way through the platform.

  6. My first impression was a well designed website and I like the background feature that gives you an impression that your flying through space. I think it’s user friendly and easy to navigate. There is also enough information on the main page if you want to learn more on how to use it.

    I was also looking for a about us tab which I think would be important. I think people usually like to learn more about a brand history before they adopt it, well at least for me. Other than that the website is very appealing and keeps you wanting to stay on it because of it eye-catching design. I would also like to see some testimonial from actual people who already used the service which I think would be a plus.

    After carefully browsing the dashboard and other area of the site I can say that Msgsafe is easy to use and understand. My only regret is the fact that you have to be a premium member to get full functionality of the service. Other than that, I like the idea of being able to create multiple alias to hide your online privacy which most email providers don’t give you anymore. I also thought the process to create an alias was straightforward and you could also choose your own alias instead of having the system create one for you. Overall and easy to use interface with not much complicated icons to use.

  7. 1) Look around the home page – what is your initial impression of the service we offer?
    It looks like a really useful service. Its features looks good and it’s great that there is a free option. I’ve always been hesitant in giving out my email address so I think this service will be helpful.

    2) Now locate the Signup button to sign up for a free account. Did you find it easily?
    Yes. There was no problem locating the Signup button.

    7) After you send your email, browse around in the dashboard area on your home screen and tell us your feedback and what you think. Was it easy to use? What is your understanding of the benefits of using a service like MsgSafe?
    The dashboard is pretty straightforward. Navigating around it isn’t confusing. It is easy to use and I like its simplicity.

    I sent an email to myself to see how it works. My real email was indeed hidden but I did get a warning that my message wasn’t encrypted. This is a big issue for me.

    From what I understand, MsgSafe provides its users with an alias email to give out to other services/people. It protects users from tracking, phishing and the like.

    I think this kind of service is really useful and I like the features it offers. It would be nice though if the messages sent were encrypted. At this rate, I think I would not use it for personal emails.

  8. 1) Look around the home page – what is your initial impression of the service we offer?
    The overall page looks good and feels safe. At first glance the website allows users to create different “fake” email adress for newsletters etc

    2) Now locate the Signup button to sign up for a free account. Did you find it easily?
    The signup button is right in the middle in a contrasting colour from the background, very easy to locate it.

    3) Now click the link to sign up. Then sign up using your name, your email (a working email because you will have to confirm your account), and create a unique password.
    Ok. There’s a control on the fields before the create button is clicked. Which is good. Also the requirements for the password are shown.

    4) Confirm your account by clicking on the link in the confirmation email that was just sent to you. Then log-in to MsgSafe.
    OK. I was surprised the nice animated background disapeared once I arrived on the page “Thanks for signing up!”

    5) Once logged in, create a new identity of your choice. This will be your alias email address. You will also have a choice of the domain you would like to use for your new identity. (This can be done by selecting from the drop-down menu). *Alias emails are great to use for those times you need to provide an email address, but don’t want to give out your real email. Example: when using craigslist, making purchases online, signing up for a dating site. Now, your real email cannot be compromised!

    The alias radomness is well made, and I spent few minutes finding one I liked.

    6) Test your newly created identity by sending an email in the platform. (You can send your email to anyone).
    Email sent to another email account of mine and I received the email. It’s very easy and is like any email interface

    7) After you send your email, browse around in the dashboard area on your home screen and tell us your feedback and what you think. Was it easy to use? What is your understanding of the benefits of using a service like MsgSafe?
    By browsing around I see I can create other alter egos (I don’t know how many tho, is it unlimited?). The accounts are easy to modify. I don’t know what the domains part is. I don’t understand the “domain you own with MsgSage.io”. I cannot see the email I sent in the analytics part, although I like the map and some figures / schemes are always good, nice touch.
    Using many mailing services I definitely understant the benefits of using MsgSafe and will definitely use it again.

    Overall appreciation : website nicely done, simple and useful. I will recommend.

  9. 1. you offer security for peoples identity. i can get a trial of your service and if i like it then i could pay for the security service.
    2. Found the sign up button very quickly it was the first thing i saw.
    7. It was very easy. the concepts were easy to follow and i understood everything. the layout of the website is good.

  10. 1) What is your initial impression of the service we offer? When I first went on your website and watched the video I thought this is a great idea.
    2) Did you find it easily? I found it incredibly easy.
    3) After you send your email, browse around in the dashboard area on your home screen and tell us your feedback and what you think? Was it easy to use? I think it is very straight forward and easy to understand.
    4) What is your understanding of the benefits of using a service like MsgSafe? By using MsgSafe I am protecting my identity through my emails.

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