/ SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS

Email Providers

Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook seem to dominate the email world, but none of them take your privacy seriously. Gmail gives third parties access to information inside your account and they even have the ability to target ads to you based on what’s inside your inbox. Look to the options below for privacy respecting email providers.

Use Instead Of: Gmail, Hotmail, Office 365, Yahoo.

ProtonMail -

Free

ProtonMail is a Swiss-based email service with no advertising and maximum possible privacy for its users, funded entirely by donations and subscriptions. The basic account is free, with paid-for accounts that have more features and storage.

Encrypted Custom Domains 500MB Storage

Tutanota -

Free

Tutanota is an encrypted email and calendar service based in Germany, with no advertising and the emphasis on privacy. The basic account is free, with paid-for accounts that have more features and storage. They also have their own apps for Android and iPhone.

Encrypted Custom Domains 2GB Storage

StartMail -

$59.95/year

StartMail is a privacy focused email service based in The Netherlands from the same minds that brought you Startpage.com.

Encrypted Custom Domains 10GB Storage

Fastmail -

$30/year

Fastmail is an Australian company that offers private email funded entirely by its users, with no advertising or tracking. There’s a free trial, after which accounts cost various different prices for different features and amounts of storage space.

Encrypted Custom Domains 2GB Storage

Hey -

$99/yr

Hey is an email client from the people behind Basecamp. Hey offers a unique way to manage incoming emails and prioritize how you answer them. It blocks third party trackers, is ad free, and your email is encrypted at rest.

Encrypted 100GB Storage

Mailbox.org -

€12/year

Run by a German family business, mailbox.org offers email, online file storage and online office features such as calendars. There’s a one month free trial.

Encrypted Custom Domains 1GB Storage

Soverin -

€29/year

Soverin is based in the Netherlands and offers privacy-oriented email including custom domain name and optional web page too.

Encrypted Custom Domains 25GB Storage

KolabNow -

$60/year

Kolab Now is a Swiss email provider with lots of extra services aimed at business people, including a calendar, file sharing, tasks and more. There’s a free trial, after which you pay a fee to continue using the service.

Custom Domains 2GB Storage

Posteo -

€12/year

Posteo is an email service with no advertising, maximum privacy and powered entirely by green electricity. The service is paid for by its users. Posteo doesn’t make its own mobile apps, but you can use their service through your phone’s own email app (or through any email app that supports the IMAP standard).

Encrypted 2GB Storage

The Xyz -

$29.95/year

Thexyz is a Canadian company offering privacy-conscious business email. There are low-price paid basic accounts with additional paid options for professional services such as MS Exchange and calendar sync. As well as the apps below, the service can also be used through any phone or computer app that supports IMAP (or Exchange if you’ve paid extra).

Custom Domains 25GB Storage

Mailfence -

Free

Mailfence is a secure email suite that offers end-to-end encryption (through PGP support, no encryption at rest) and the ability to work with different email clients (paid accounts only).

Custom Domains 500MB Storage