Choosing the Best Email Service

On this page you can find an email comparison. This makes it easier for you to choose an privacy-based email service. You can choose the email service that fits. The list we made is a collection of the most privacy friendly email services. This is also the reason why this list isn't a big list with all email services. Negative (red) scores are not necessarily reflective of the companies or their polciies, but it can help you if you want to choose one of these services.


The following colors mean the following: Green = “Generally good”, Yellow = “Something of concern” and Red = “Something major of concern”. Blank cells = “Undefined or for reader’s knowledge only”


Email Comparison


EMAIL SERVICE JURISDICTION Based In (Country) JURISDICTION Fourteen Eyes Country JURISDICTION Enemy of the Internet LOGGING Logs Payment Info LOGGING Logs IP Address ACTIVISM Anonymous Payment Method ACTIVISM Accepts Cash ACTIVISM Accepts Gift Cards ACTIVISM Accepts Crypto Currency ACTIVISM Open Source Platform ACTIVISM PGP Key Available ACTIVISM Gives back to Privacy Causes ACTIVISM Meets PrivacyTools IO Criteria WEBMAIL Webmail Access WEBMAIL Header Info Stripped PROTOCOLS POP3 PROTOCOLS IMAP PROTOCOLS SMTP SECURITY User can Control Private Key SECURITY Encryption (In Transit) SECURITY Encryption (At Rest) 2FA 2FA Option AVAILABILITY # of Addresses AVAILABILITY Custom Domain FEATURES Supports CalDAV FEATURES Supports WebDAV FEATURES Supports CardDAV FEATURES Supports ActiveSync STORAGE Email Storage (in GB) STORAGE Document Storage (in GB) WEBSITE # of Persistent Cookies WEBSITE # of External Trackers WEBSITE Server SSL Rating WEBSITE SSL Cert issued to PRICING $/ Month (Annual Pricing) PRICING $/ Connection / Month PRICING Free Trial PRICING Refund Period (Days) ETHICS Falsely Claims 100% Effective ETHICS Incentivizes Social Media Spam POLICIES Forbids Spam POLICIES Requires Ethical Copy POLICIES Requires Full Disclosure AFFILIATES Practice Ethical Copy AFFILIATES Give Full Disclosure
CryptoHeaven Canada Five No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes SSL/TLS TDE Yes 5 Yes No No No No 0.20 0.00 9 3 F No SSL Cert 5.50 1.10 Yes 30 No No No No
Posteo Germany Fourteen No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes SSL/TLS OpenPGP Yes 2 No Yes No Yes No 2.00 0.00 0 1 A+ Self 1.25 0.63 Yes 14
Tutanota Germany Fourteen No No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No SSL/TLS AES Yes 5 Yes Yes No Yes No 1.00 0.00 1 0 A+ Self 1.25 0.25 Yes 14
NeoMailbox Switzerland Cooperative No No Email No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes STARTTLS PGP No 1 Yes No No No No 1.00 0.00 0 0 A Self 4.17 4.17 Yes 30
ProtonMail Switzerland Cooperative No No Yes Yes No Yes Some Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes SSL/TLS OpenPGP Yes 5 Yes No No No No 5.00 0.00 1 1 A+ Self 4.00 0.80 Yes 0
LavaBit USA Five Yes Email No No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes SSL/TLS No 1 No No No No No 5.00 5.00 0 0 A Self 2.50 2.50 No 0
CTemplar Iceland No No No Free Free Free No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes SSL/TLS PGP No 1 No No No No No 0.05 0.00 2 3 A No SSL Cert 0.00 0.00 Free -1 No No No No