About Forward Email
We launched in November 2017 after an initial release.
In April 2018 Cloudflare launched their privacy-first consumer DNS service, and we switched from using OpenDNS to Cloudflare for handling DNS lookups.
In October 2018, we allowed users to "Send Mail As" with Gmail and Outlook.
In May 2019, we released v2, which was a major rewrite from the initial versions and focused on performance through the use of Node.js's streams.
In February 2020, we released the Enhanced Privacy Protection plan. This plan allows users to switch off setting public DNS record entries with their email forwarding configuration aliases. Through this plan, a user's email alias information is hidden from being publicly searchable over the Internet. We also released a feature to enable or disable specific aliases while still allowing them to appear as a valid email address and return a successful SMTP status code, but the emails will be immediately discarded (similar to piping output from a process to /dev/null).
In May 2020, we allowed custom port forwarding as workaround for users to circumvent port blocking by their ISP. We also released our Free Email Forwarding RESTful API, with complete documentation and real-time request and response examples. We also released support for webhooks.
In August 2020, we added support for the Authenticated Received Chain ("ARC") email authentication system.
On November 23, 2020 we publicly launched out of our beta program.
On September 27, 2021, we added support for email forwarding aliases to match regular expressions.
In January 2023, we launched a re-designed and page-speed optimized website.
In February 2023, we added support for error logs and a dark mode website color scheme.
In March 2023, we released Tangerine and integrated it throughout our infrastructure – this means we use DNS over HTTPS ("DoH") at the application layer. We also added support for MTA-STS and switched from hCaptcha to Cloudflare Turnstile.