8 of the Most Secure Email Providers

You might not think a lot about the security level of your email provider. Most users don’t, typically using the same email address first setup fifteen years ago, content with the free email account supplied by their internet service provider or the free Yahoo! or Gmail account they received in college. To a lot of people, the difference between a secure and an insecure email might seem innocuous enough; after all, you have nothing to hide, no illegal activities or dangerous emails to contend with. But that doesn’t mean you should leave your email completely unprotected. The United States Postal Service doesn’t open and read your mail or check your packages prior to delivering them—or at least, they shouldn’t—so why should businesses and government officials be allowed to do the same with your email?

Email providers like Gmail and Yahoo! Mail aren’t completely unprotected, but they also aren’t the most secure email providers currently available on the market. For that, you’ll want to turn to some lesser-known email providers that can offer security and peace of mind over all else. We’ve gathered a list of the eight best secured and encrypted email providers that will protect your privacy as much as possible. These services don’t collect or sell your data, don’t scan your emails for keywords in order to sell directed advertisements, and don’t allow any government agencies to access server data, helping to keep your data and privacy protected as much as possible. And this doesn’t even include the fear of sending sensitive information, including tax documents and contracts, between two parties on an unsecured line.

Most of these providers offer some mixture of free and paid plans, and to unlock the majority of their features, you’ll have to lay down some cash to get the full experience. Unfortunately, free email services like those offered through Gmail and Yahoo! Mail often make you the product, through advertising and the selling of your personal data. It’s why the best way to keep yourself secured is to steer away from these free tiers of email providers and to pay a few bucks each month to keep yourself safe and secured online. These are eight of the most secure email providers on the market today.

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Posted by Jamie on August 26, 2017

4 thoughts on “8 of the Most Secure Email Providers”

Pam McCall says:
I don’t understand how my centurylink email account got hacked so I can’t send messages online but I can on my phone using the same account. . .

Can anyone shed some light on that for me?

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em says:
I’ve been using msgsafe.io to send encrypted email for over a year now. Its better than any of the others I’ve seen available allowing you to forward messages to another email, bring your own domain, etc.
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Cattie M says:
I have been using openmailbox.org for years. It seems to be very good.
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Brent says:
It was very good, however they have undergone a facelift with no warning. Can no longer access calenders or contacts via dav, aliases dissappeared overnight, and all attempts to contact them with questions have been met with silence. Looking for a new mail provider now
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tom says:
mailfence is NOT secure, all of my emails have been hacked into over the last months, tutanota is only secure if the recipient bothers to use the password and what stranger would have the time to do that, Protonmail is questionable they have affiliated with a USA TV series recommendation and they are the only email provider that sales Tshirts and Mugs as part of their sale?

GMAIL ARE HELL but the rest are difficult to trust, there are hardly NO secure email providers in the market at the moment. Haven’t been able to send any work related nor anything important since these local hackers have been targeting my email or the NSA.

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Sarah Jane says:
As a journalist who has worked with sensitive data, I feel your pain Tom. What are you currently using, or would you prefer to remain discrete?
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