Here are the top email service providers who will give you anonymity and privacy
Email privacy is one of the biggest security risks Internet users face. All of us know that the biggest email service providers, viz. Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Microsoft’s Hotmail and Outlook can peek into our emails at will.Email privacy, without some security precautions, can be compromised because:
- email messages are generally not encrypted.
- email messages have to go through intermediate computers before reaching their destination, meaning it is relatively easy for others to intercept and read messages.
- many Internet Service Providers (ISP) store copies of email messages on their mail servers before they are delivered. The backups of these can remain for up to several months on their server, despite deletion from the mailbox.
- the “Received:”-fields and other information in the email can often identify the sender, preventing anonymous communication.
Though the big email providers provide encryption, they are liable by United Law to produce the details of a particular user including emails on production of warrant.
So what does a user who values his/her privacy and anonymity do? We bring out a list of top quality email service providers who will provide you anonymity as well as privacy. All providers listed below are operating outside the US hence the US law is not binding on them. Furthermore all of them support SMTP TLS.
|Email Service||Since||Server||Storage||Price / Year||Bitcoin||Encryption||Own Domain|
|mailbox.org||2014||Germany||2 GB||12 €||Accepted||Built-in||Yes|
|Posteo.de||2009||Germany||2 GB||12 €||No||Built-in||No|
|Runbox.com||1999||Norway||1 GB||$ 19.95||No||No||Yes|
|Neomailbox.com||2003||Switzerland||1 GB||$ 49.95||Accepted||Built-in||Yes|
|CounterMail.com||2010||Sweden||500 MB||$ 59||Accepted||Built-in||Yes|
|StartMail.com||2014||Netherlands||10 GB||$ 59.95||No||Built-in||Yes|
|KolabNow.com||2010||Switzerland||2 GB||$ 60||Accepted||No||Yes|
|CryptoHeaven.com||2001||Canada||200 MB||$ 66||No||Built-in||Yes|
Confidant Mail is a new service in development. Confidant Mail is an open-source non-SMTP cryptographic email system optimized for large file attachments. It is a secure and spam-resistant alternative to regular email and online file drop services. It uses GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) for content encryption and authentication, and TLS 1.2 with ephemeral keys for transport encryption.
You can choose any of the above service for your private and anonymous email needs.
Remember, do not trust any service, do encrypt all your communications.