“Mullvad VPN is here to stay, and we are not interested in ever selling it.”

Read on for more from our two founders and sole shareholders: mullvad.net/blog/2021/9/16/own

Need to go see a man about a dog? Nip down to Piccadilly Circus between 12th & 25th September for a natter with us. We won’t tell.

This week’s hours:
Sun 12th, 10am-4pm
Mon 13th, 10am-4pm
Tues 14th, 10am-4pm
Weds 15th, 10am-7pm
Thurs 16th, 10am-7pm
Fri 17th, 10am-4pm
Sat 18th, 10am-4pm

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In case you missed it, we’ve been running a multi-part series on our app’s latest feature: split tunneling.

For the grand finale, we explain the key attributes that informed our secure design and invite you to build upon it: mullvad.net/blog/2021/9/10/fou

Our implementation sorts all apps into 3 groups: Excluded, Included, and Undecided. All launching apps get put into the last one to prevent leaks.

With split tunneling, a leak is when the excluded traffic leaks into the VPN tunnel.

When designing our own split tunneling implementation, we first examined where leaks tend to occur in other solutions.

Join us under the hood of a Windows model for a closer look of what we found: mullvad.net/blog/2021/9/8/can-

Pour yourself a coffee to go along with today’s light technical reading (the crossword can wait) on the limitations of our split tunneling implementation and how to work around them:

Spoiler alert! Two ways in which limitations can be mitigated: Enable DoH/DoT or connect to a VPN server in your vicinity, or both.


Hiring: We are currently hiring for 3 positions, are you the right person?

* CI/CD focused Engineer for the Infrastructure Team
* Rust developer for the App Team
* Frontend developer for the Services Team


Head off the beaten path in our split tunneling series to explore why you might want to use the feature.

TL;DR It can be helpful for:

* gaming – lower round-trip times
* banking – some banks reject VPN connections
* streaming – most services reject VPN connections.

Find the feature in the Mullvad VPN app for Windows, macOS, and Linux under Settings > Advanced > Split tunneling.


PTOTD: in Firefox, change Enhanced Tracking Protection to “Strict” to put a lid on all cookies that track you across sites.

Here’s how: mullvad.net/blog/2021/8/20/ter

Buckle up! Embark on our 5-part series and learn all about split tunneling, a Mullvad VPN feature now available on 3 platforms! In Part 1, we explain what split tunneling actually is.

Spoiler: As a privacy-conscious person, it’s best to use the VPN tunnel as much as possible and only make exceptions for certain traffic (like gaming, banking, and streaming services). This is exactly what split tunneling does: it conditionally sends traffic outside the encrypted tunnel.


While we encourage anti-tracking and more privacy, sometimes all you want to know is, “Who’s actually tracking my political beliefs?”

Over on our blog, learn how to find out for yourself in under 5 minutes:

With powerful AI, identifying your political flavor is just the tip of the iceberg.


We shed a few joyous tears as our audited DoH / DoT service graduates from beta into the stable world. 🎓

Instructions for using it are still the same: mullvad.net/help/dns-over-http

Our onion address on the uncensored Tor network has changed, but save your tears!

Here’s the new address for mullvad.net:

Read on our blog about the change and why we became a Vidalia in the @torproject membership program:


We’re shaking up our routine when it comes to blogging about the app and want you to know.

We’re pivoting away from a post for every new stable release to posts that focus on what’s truly newsworthy (did someone say split tunneling on Windows? soon…).

Fun fact – we’ve been at this for over 11 years! Before we lay this routine to rest, take one final look back with us at some of the more memorable release moments (there was a day when we offered only 2 exit countries)


Today is no ordinary.

Today is THE day to beta test our split tunneling feature on Windows!

Get it now, go for a spin (inside and outside the VPN tunnel), and let us know how it went!


Ads on, ads off – before you start swiping back and forth in the app, let’s dig deeper into how we’ve set up this DNS feature, how we define what DNS means and how you can contribute to our lists on GitHub.

Pros and cons: DNS blocking vs. ad-blocking plugin:

+ Blocks unwanted content on the entire system
+ No additional plugins
+ Works on systems where traditional ad-blocking isn’t available

- Not as effective in the browser
- Not as smart as browser plugins


Hey, community! 👋
Do you like what we do and do you live in Gothenburg, Sweden?

One more thing before you apply: do you believe that privacy is a universal right and happen to know how to code Android?

Jump right in to read the full ad and welcome aboard: mullvad.net/help/were-hiring-a

Jump over the Atlantics with us: introducing map in iOS app!

Just a beta so be gentle and report any bug. It's set to roll out automatically and you can expect an update on your device within seven days from now.

The core router for our 31173-servers in Frankfurt is having issues. They (31173) are working to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, we recommend you to go out trough other servers.

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