E-Mail Providers

Not all e-mail providers are created equal. Free e-mail providers like Gmail and Outlook make their money off of selling your personal data. So what options are there if you want to keep your data private and ensure your email stays secure?


Protonmail describes their service as, “…the world’s largest secure email service, developed by CERN and MIT scientists. We are open source and protected by Swiss privacy laws.”

– Data security and neutrality.
– End-to-End encryption; even ProtonMail themselves cannot access your e-mail.
– Built-in GPG e-mail encryption support.
– Calendar and encrypted cloud storage.
– Mobile clients for iOS and Android.
– “Secure bridge” software for use with desktop e-mail clients.


Tutanota is an end-to-end encrypted e-mail software service headquartered in Germany. Rather than relying on advertisements they rely solely on donations and premium subscriptions.

– End-to-end encryption for e-mail sent between tutanota e-mail addresses.
– Calendar and contact list support.
– Mobile and desktop e-mail clients.
– Business domain e-mail hosting.


Lavabit is the e-mail provider of choice for the (in)famous Edward Snowden. As the other providers listed here they offer end-to-end encryption and is dedicated to e-mail privacy.

– Comprehensive spam and virus filtering.
– Consumer and corporate e-mail hosting.
– Open source software to host your own e-mail server.