DNS leak protection is always on. There is no option to disable it.
Even when connected to Mullvad, this happens to Firefox users in the U.S. because of the browser’s default settings. To prevent this, open Firefox Options > General > Network settings > Settings, then deselect “Enable DNS over HTTPS.” Once you’ve done that, visit mullvad.net to verify that you’re no longer leaking information.
No, it is not aligned with privacy since it somehow has to be linked to a user
The app doesn’t have a kill switch setting because the function is built in and can never be disabled. If your network suddenly stops working or if the tunnel fails for any reason, Mullvad automatically protects your traffic from leaking outside of the VPN tunnel until your connection is reestablished.
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