Top 5 BEST Email Providers for Privacy, Security, & Anonymity


email is inherently one of the most

insecure means of communication we have


however there are ways to use email in

more private and secure methods

despite these concerns today we're going

to cover five of the best services that

value your privacy and security so you

can communicate with everyone you know

a little bit safer a disclaimer some

options on this list will protect and

encrypt your emails to external contacts

who don't use pgp

which is fantastic but others don't we

will highlight which

do what another disclaimer we did our

best to put together options

based around privacy and security

practices not necessarily usability

which is a pretty important distinction

to make

and screw it most of this list came from

price tools ao we added our own flair

to things and condensed the information

down to you service 5

is sovereign a paid option based out of

amsterdam advertising to not

advertise to you or abuse your user data

they offer private signups to their


accepting traditional payment methods

but also bitcoin to make private payment

easy they allow custom domains and sub

addressing with integrated encryption

in their webmail simplifying sending

messages to

users another neat feature they offer is

a free personal webpage that comes with

your subscription

lastly they support two-factor

authentication but so does every service

on this list so this is the last you'll

hear about it

sovereign does have issues it's not open

source which is discouraging and there

are no mobile apps

it encrypts data at rest but it's not

zero access so theoretically it's

possible for them to access this data

contacts and calendar are also not end

and encrypted

for tour users there's there's no onion


in summary it's not a bad option you're

going to be better off with sovereign

than with something more

traditional but unless there's some

specific reason you trust or need a

feature they offer

most other services on this list will

probably perform better for you the

number four service on our list is a

german provider advertising itself as


and running on 100 eco-friendly energy

for the record

every service on this list is ad-free

there's no free option but the pricing

is ridiculously cheap

at just about a buck a month mailbox

supports custom domains catch all

addresses and sub addressing there is no

cryptocurrency option but they accept

cash by mail as well as traditional

payment methods

mailbox allows for encryption of

incoming and external mail

using their encrypted guard mailbox

which attempts to simplify open pgp


they allow external users to decrypt an

email through mailbox which is nice for

users who do not have

or use openpgp which is a big concern

mailbox supports discovery of public

keys through http through wkd

meaning users outside of can

find the open pgp keys of users easily

for end-to-end encryption

they also offer limited cloud storage

with your account as for cons

most of the service is not open source

they don't allow the webmail interface

through their onion service and they do

not encrypt your contacts and

calendar as a whole this is a decent

cheap option for users looking for a


provider but again there are issues our

third on the list is another german

service tudonota is one of the most

popular open source email clients also

using 100 renewable energy the most

attractive thing about tutanota is the

generous free option but

outside of that they implement some

great security practices

there's zero access encryption at rest

with emails contacts and calendars

to denote is open source with their app

being on f droid for those wanting a

fast android experience check out some

of the other apps that we've looked at

they encrypt emails for external users

so people not using the service

will need a password to view the

contents of the email this is a major

misconception about this service as well

as the next service we'll cover as

external users do benefit from the

encryption you can also use up to five

aliases and

custom domains some cons to the noda is

currently limited to its webmail and

applications with no supports for

external apps

they do not use pgp so users can only

receive encrypted emails when external

users send them through a temporary to

donota inbox

to improve this issue it's on their

radar to implement autocrypt support

they only accept credit cards and paypal

if you're going with a paid plan which

will add some difficulty in obtaining

the account privately they also do not

operate an onion site but

are considering it with a free plan

2dnoda would really have zero

information about you and it implements

fantastic open source security with the

option to encrypt emails

to external contacts and its main

limitations seem to be on their radar to

fix over time which is exciting for

their future so let's keep an eye onto

the node and hope that they

keep things going up service number two

is the beyond

popular protonmail they're based out of

switzerland with a generous free plan

which like tutanota makes it beyond

simple to create a private account with

no personal information which is great

for pseudonyms

the rest of this analysis will assume

you're using paid protonmail but free

includes the same general privacy and

security functionality just not the

extra features

protonmail allows custom domains

catch-all addresses and sub-addressing

all with the ability to use

external email clients with protonmail

bridge they accept bitcoin as well as

traditional payment methods making it

possible to

sign up for a paid account pretty

privately their data encryption is

pretty simple zero access encryption at

rest for your emails contacts and

calendars for their email encryption

they have integrated openpgp

messages to other protonmail users are

automatically encrypted and encryption

to non-proton mail users

with open pgp can be enabled but by

default it's just going to be a standard


however like 2d noda and the mailbox

protonmail offers a simple way to

encrypt messages to external users

without the need for them to use open

pgp but rather a password requirement in

the email

i've always loved this especially since

it's self-destructing after a set amount

of time

proton allows public key discovery

through wkd for end-to-end encryption

and they offer a fully fledged onion

service the only one on the list to do


outside of protonmail this can also be

integrated with proton vpn a proton


and likely more in the future whatever

protons gonna do like

proton drive whenever that's gonna come

out oh and

everything they do is open source

including their apps and they're the

only service on this list that has been


the main con to protonmail is honestly

probably the price it's pricey if you go

with one of the more robust options

but they do offer a free plan which

makes this a bit more acceptable um if

it works for you i use the free plan for

my personal life and it works for me so

protons really hard to beat since

there's not really that much to complain

about so how are they not

number one well they kind of are for

something that's simple

at least the number one option which i

warn you won't be good for most of you

is gmail just just kidding it's to

self-host your own email

you're going to lose a lot of the nifty

features and the easy experience the

other providers offer

you're gonna have to put some time

effort and money into getting it set up

and if you misconfigure anything it

could be disastrous for your securities

it sounds pretty terrible um however

there's no other way to pretty much

guarantee you own your data privacy and


better than if you did it yourself this

is not simple and many would recommend

against it including myself

but it's hard to deny that if you want

the max peace of mind and if you have

the technical knowledge to do so

it's a great option if this is the path

you want to head a good place to start

is reading up on mail in the box and

mail cal i'll also leave a couple more

in-depth sources on how to get this all

set up

in a description if you're asking how to

do it

you likely shouldn't and you should look

at other services on this list unless

there is a learning experience involved

and you're not planning on using this as

your main email provider

that my friends was our top 5 email


we highly recommend moving to one of

these options to avoid things like gmail

and other common providers that are

analyzing everything you type and send

without the best possible security in

mind take

control of the way you communicate and

there's really no excuse as two options

on this list have generous free plans

and another only cost a buck a month so

come on don't sell out people

if you're looking to move to a new email

provider make sure to subscribe as it's

on our radar to one day walk you through

the entire process of transitioning to a

new email

as it can be a very lengthy process if

you want the basics i alluded to the

process quite a bit in our video going

through how to delete google

so check that out for more information

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