Secure your privacy and claim a new encrypted email at these secure and private email services. Follow my guide to gmail alternatives and end-to-end encryption using private email providers as part of degoogleify campaign.
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Tutanota.com review 5:20
Mailfence.com review 8:20
Disroot.org review 10:42
Protonmail.com review 12:54
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End-to-end encryption protects your email messages from being stolen by hackers, read by spies, or used by Google or Microsoft for targeted advertising. Encrypted email is essential for protection of your online privacy, security, and digital rights. Mainstream email providers like Yahoo Mail, Gmail, or Hotmail, don't offer you end-to-end encryption because that would jeopardize their business model.
However, your personal email should be completely private and not read by companies to make a profit off of you. Luckily, there are plenty of gmail/yahoo/hotmail alternatives that keep your messages private and secure from prying eyes of advertisers and governments.
Don't expose your private email messages to hackers, cyber criminals, identity thieves, and governments around the world you can’t trust. Sign up with one of these secure and private email providers for an encrypted email.
All of these private email services offer free basic entry for account creation, end-to-end encryption using asymmetric public key cryptography, public cause and activism, anonymous sign-up.
What is end-to-end encryption, public key cryptography and asymmetric encryption?
Asymmetric encryption is the one where users generate two keys to encrypt their data – a private key, and a public key. When someone wants to contact you securely, they use your public key to encrypt the message. To read the message when you receive it, you decrypt it with your private key. Since public keys are available to everyone, you need to make sure nobody tried to spoof your identity using your public key to impersonate you and communicate with your contacts.
Tutanota.com encrypted email service review
utanota is a free and open source email service based in Germany. The name stems from Latin and translates as “secure message”.
Tutanota user experience feels very nice and smooth. Intuitive, logical, nothing new to learn. This is exactly what a privacy email alternative should look like. The basic option is 1 GB of free space that you can devote to your emails and contacts.
Tutatona offers you a premium version.
It’s possible to send encrypted messages via Tutanota’s application to external accounts. You first set up a contact and enter a password that your recipient needs to know before you send an encrypted message. As soon as you hit send, your contact will receive a notification email with a link that will direct them to a secure application of Tutanota, where they can read and reply to your message confidentially, with end-to-end encryption. This allows you to send encrypted messages to any email account, be it gmail, yahoomail, or Protonmail.
Mailfence.com secure and private email review
This is another end-to-end encryption email service but unlike Tutanota, Mailfence supports OpenPGP so that you can manually exchange encryption keys independent from Mailfence servers.
The website’s interface is also simple and clean-looking.
Basic account will give you 200 MB in messages and additional 500 MB for documents. You can upgrade for 5 and 12 GB plan with unlimited calendars and contacts, or get a pro account with 30 GB in messages and 24 in documents for only a little over 8 bucks a month.
Disroot.org protect your privacy review
Disroot is one of the two services on this list that similarly to mailfence, enables you to use third party mail clients via POP or IMAP to store your messages locally. Disroot is an encrypted email service with SSL and TLS to transfer your messages as “envelope” and not a “postcard”.
Protonmail.com Swiss-based encrypted and secure email review
Swiss based encrypted email service developed by scientists from CERN and MIT, Protonmail offers top security and privacy in their end-to-end encrypted webmail application.
Protonmail offers two-factor-authentification, but you can also create separate mailbox password.
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