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Monitoring Software Features

Monitoring this group analyzes what monitoring functions the products has, such as keystroke, clipboard, file-activity, etc monitoring.

System logon (password)

Alphanumeric keys pressed

System keys pressed

Created files

Deleted files

Renamed files

Opened files


Started applications

System logon

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Printer queue

Mouse clicks


System inactivity time


Adjustable screenshot frequency

Adjustable screenshot quality

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Online Monitoring the group that reflects the availability of the functions to monitor users’ online activity, such as URLs visited, 2-side chat conversations interception and emails sent/received.

URLs opened in Safari

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Emails in Mail

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YahooIM chats (2-side)

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Security this group shows how hidden the product is and what self-protection mechanisms it has.

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Password protection

Accessed by keyword

Accessed by hotkey combination

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Configurable warning message

Reports the group that basically analyzes the convenience of the intercepted information reading, including not only the ways to filter and show it, but also to deliver it remotely.

Monitoring certain users option

Events duration

Monitoring certain apps option

Search by keywords

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Logs sent via email

Logs sent via FTP

Logs sent via LAN

Logs copied to a portable device

Maximum log-files' size

Automated clearance of log-files

Other other functions that cannot be part of any of the other groups listed, though a still very important such as parental control functions, languages, reactions to specific keywords, etc.

Reaction to a specific keyword

Monitoring scheduler

Programs' blocking

Websites' blocking

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2-5 languages

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OS Support this group reflect the number and quality of the operation systems supported by the products.

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Keystroke Spy Mac Monitoring Software Review

Keystroke Spy for Mac is a really powerful software that will log keystrokes users type and capture screenshots of all activities. Keystroke Spy for Mac OS X can run in complete stealth, deliver keystroke logs to you remotely via e-mail, as well as alert you when specific key words are typed. With Keystroke Spy you may have the ability to log sites users visit, emails they send, chat conversations, social networking activities, applications they interact with, typed docs, and see everything they did with visual screenshot recording!

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  • Logs User Keystrokes Typed.
  • Captures Screenshots of All Activities.
  • Logs Website Visits and Online Searches.
  • Logs Applications Activity.
  • Logs Chat and Email Messages Sent.
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List of Secure Email Providers that take Privacy Serious

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  1. ahmr on September 13, 2013 3:20 AM

    I’d suggest you take a look at

    • Will on April 20, 2014 2:46 AM is some of the best email I’ve ever used. VERY FAST and easy to navigate!

      • gmex on June 4, 2014 7:04 AM

        gmx collects and stores everything about you and they will block you whenever they want e.g. when you log in from different IPs. They do not reply to your e-mails.

        • Author on June 4, 2014 7:34 AM

          I haven’t personally used them, but I have noticed an unbearing amount of spam from their service. On various emails GMX is the number one spam provider, I get hundreds of spam sent from @gmx emails daily. I have not personally used them, just wanted to add to what you saying.

      • Dee on April 7, 2015 9:24 PM

        I have used gmx…yes, they must be tracking. The ads reflect my “interests.” They advertise as being able to provide exactly what you want. Not true. There is very little ability to configure. One of the most annoying features is automatic logout “for your security.” There’s no way to turn it off or adjust the time, so be sure to save your composition if you need to pause for more than a few minutes. Then, when you log back in, the condescending message “You forgot to log out!” is displayed. There’s no way to turn that off, either. I am looking for another provider.

        • tab on December 11, 2016 2:53 PM

          I agree totally. I have been using GMX for years and they are quite open that they monetise you through cookies etc. Loads of spam. What annoys me more than anything else is that the forcible log you out every 24 hours or so, making you sign in every day. Sometimes I have missed emails for 12 hours. When I complained, they replied cheerily, 24 hours should be good enough for everybody! That is the reason I am here, looking for an alternative. :-(

      • Opinion on June 27, 2016 5:29 PM is very unsafe. It is hosted in Munich with direct access of the authorities.

        • iconoclast on July 31, 2016 10:51 AM

          gmx,de & are hosted in germany, is hosted in the US. The server hosted in the US is a lot more secure from government snooping than the one in the US, where the government is very keen on privacy & does not collect any data. wow, what a revelation, who would have thought that.

          • rastuki on January 19, 2018 1:54 PM

            gmx is totally insecure crap.

      • ray king on February 2, 2018 10:53 AM

        GMX is totally insecure, and switches off Https at every opportunity, carrying out spying on it’s customers like nobody’s business. To be avoided at all costs. Spam is unbearable after they were hacked a while back, including all of the customer email addresses and contacts.

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    • ThomasPGH on February 26, 2015 9:34 AM

      I’ve been using and I can tell you it is really secure and safe :)

  2. Dave on December 29, 2013 11:52 AM

    Thank you very much. Love to see “we the people” locating privacy related correspondence.

    Using Tor messenger or some other 256 Bit (and UP) secure based messenger, or a secure SMS, to send the password beforehand, really ensures the correspondence to be SECURE. There are even secure Android calling to transfer passwords and to Talk on, like Red Phone for one.

    By the way, it takes a whole lot LESS time to do all those steps, than it does to learn that procedure. And changing the Password and or Passprase randomly, and often is a whole lot safer to keep the correspondence more secure.

    Again thanks!

    • Author on December 30, 2013 5:26 PM

      Makes sense what you say, but if the website is poorly coded and doesn’t lock the text by default its generally a coding error. As far as I am concerned a plugin would not be able to fix that. Since thats a backend issue, I don’t see how that would make it anymore secure. I may find it less secure since you are asking a plugin to encrypt a certain amount of text. But maybe I am completely wrong, and maybe some websites don’t even encrypt a certain amount of text when you send it. Also, along with redphone and whatnot we have

      Maybe elaborate a bit more, or email me about this author[at]

      Thanks for the comment, and support.

  3. Doug McFetters on January 16, 2014 4:11 PM

    Hi – one more for your list, ShazzleMail. We tossed aside client/server architecture and connect sender/receiver directly (p2p) using sender’s smartphone as the server. Works with iOS and Android devices and on PC or Mac with POP3/SMTP clients or we have an email client as well. No copies, no data mining, no email to turn over since we never get your email. Private and secure? You bet. Free? Yep. Check us out at Would be happy to give you a demo or call to discuss. Thanks.

  4. Geir on February 17, 2014 7:45 PM

    Thanks for an exhaustive and informative list of secure email providers.

    Here’s another one: Runbox ( ). Our servers are located in top security facilities in Norway and are protected by some of the strongest privacy regulations in the world.

    Additonally, our Webmail is provided over Extended Validation SSL with Perfect Forward Secrecy, our services have no ads or tracking cookies, and it’s all powered by renewable, hydroelectric energy.

  5. Anonymous on March 6, 2014 11:41 PM

    Thank you for this list. I do have a question about which I hope you may have some insight. Concerning Shazzlemail, which seems like a great idea (kind of like torrents?), but I have a concern about the app and its permissions on my android device. I usually do not install anything that asks for permission to read call data or any thing past network access. I want to use Shazzlemail but they ask for phonecalls, contacts, and more. Is this truly a trustworthy service? I know I am using an android so my privacy is a joke anyway, but I would appreciate hearing your take. thanks for your time.

    • Author on March 7, 2014 2:23 AM

      Hey and thanks for the comment. Many people hate on Android for privacy concerns, but Android can be turned into a privacy product if executed correctly. Now personally, I am unsure as to why ShazzleMail would want that type of info. I understand they may want you contacts, as you can add emails into users contact fields on your phone. But call data, not to sure. If you want, I would recommend you root your Android phone. I don’t have any guides, and can’t take responsibility if anything goes wrong in the process, but I personally have done it. I would then recommend you flash the PAC man rom, or paranoid android. Paranoid Android and PAC Man both allow for you to set app permission. Now don’t only flash your phone for ShazzleMail. Many Google applications completely obliterate privacy. Such as the Google Play store having access to listen to your voice at any time. I have personally installed PAC Man on my Galaxy S III, and couldn’t be happier. I have denied almost every Google application any rights to spy on myself. I have also done the same for %99 of other apps. I have too uninstalled almost all bloatware apps per-installed. I personally believe my Galaxy S III is somewhat proofed from dataminers, etc. Obviously the N.S.A. and others could still probably tap into it.

      I also feel Google is a lot more open than iOS. They tell you what permissions the app will have. Lets me ask the ShazzleMail team, and I will post an interview with them in the near future.

      Thank you for reading and best of luck!

      • Anonymous on April 13, 2014 4:16 PM

        Did you speak to the ShazzleMail team? I would be interested in hearing more about this as I want to change email providers and cannot decide who to go with – currently thinking either lavaboom or shazzle. I do not know much about the internet but think I understand that these two providers work in different ways – one encrypting and using keys, and one using an app system rather than webmail. Which is better / more secure? Are there any particular reasons to choose one above another? Which is likely to have the most longevity? Thanks for any feedback.

        • Author on April 15, 2014 7:26 AM

          Hello and yes we actually did speak with the Shazzlemail team. The two are great, Lavaboom is a zero knowledge provider, something all privacy advocates have waited ages for. ShazzleMail is an email infrastructure that can’t be touched. Both are great, and it depends on what you want. ShazzleMail is a local email hosted by you, and ONLY you have access to your emails. Shazzlemail has no servers that store any form of data. You load shazzlemail on your smartphone, and have all of your emails encrypted and stored on your smartphone. Your smartphone also acts as the host, so if you smartphone is off, your email is off. Your hosting is provided by you, so the NSA could not steal your emails, or snoop on you in any way without stealing your physical phone, or siphoning data out of the phone somehow. Either way, Shazzlemail has no emails, no data, and is harmless. I wrote an article on how it works and why its game changing here.

          In turn, Lavaboom has all your data stored on there servers. Your email will always be online 24/7, encrypted by them. If a law enforcement agency tries to extract data, it will not be possible as they don’t have the keys to your data. They can’t read your data even if they tried, or servers got seized. Its all encrypted, and available 24/7, whenever you want it.

          In all honesty, it depends on what you want. For longevity, both will be survive, as they are new emerging technologies that many users are using right now worldwide. It depends, do you want full control of your data and only you but have to have your device always on, or want another offshore company holding your data but begin physically unable to access it even if they wanted to.

        • hakr on July 21, 2015 4:06 PM

          i would reccomend lavaboom because of their awesome ui and gr8 support team. just requested an invite

  6. Jonny on March 10, 2014 10:35 PM

    My personal favourite is CryptoHeaven http:\ thats running encrypted email since 2001 and is the codebase for SaluSafe http:\

    It uses well tested RSA 4096 with AES 256 and is designed with perfect forward secrecy and zero-knowledge pass through servers for storage.

    Checkout the source code on GitHub. The source code was recently posted on GitHub, but apparently it was always available on company’s website.

  7. hogan on March 17, 2014 3:38 AM is another privacy-oriented service but takes a fundamentally different approach to data security. Instead of creating a shared infrastructure like most of the services listed here they instead create a personalized cloud server for each customer. They provide email (webmail or IMAP/POP) and network storage/sync (i.e., like dropbox). All data is encrypted “at rest” (on disk) and during transmission. You enter an encryption key when you first receive your cloud server and again if a reboot is required. Since only you have the encryption key, it doesn’t matter if data is examined by anyone other than yourself as they don’t have the key to decrypt it.

  8. al on March 20, 2014 10:08 PM

    Any email server based in the US is subject to the Patriot Act. That means all your data can be requested by the NSA. Also, the people running the US based email server are not allowed to admit to you, to the media or anyone else, that they pass your information to the NSA…

    • Author on March 21, 2014 12:30 AM

      That is true, but if they are gagged providers are aloud to shut down and open overseas. Providers have done it before, and if the emails are encrypted and only the end user holds the encryption key, encrypted services cannot be turned over. SpiderOak, and similar zero tolerance companies cannot turn data over, as its physically impossible, and has been shown to work time and time again.

      • walkafella on December 15, 2016 4:25 PM

        Holy crap, I’ve arrived in an alternative universe. Having been involved with computers since the early 80s, I’ve burned out since due to some serious health issues, now I am way behind obviously. Where does an aging inept boomer begin to catch up? With Yahoo now and want to hit the email reset, where is the start button? Thanks

        • Brandon Stosh on December 16, 2016 8:30 AM

          Hey man things are changing rapidly. I would recommend you read the detailed top 5 we compiled and find the email that you think best suits you. The best way to get back into the infosec game is to begin reading the security blogs then take a dive yourself. Forums are great and there are dozens of places to get started for free. Check the sidebar, we have a post for the top 5 free sites to learn cybersecurity. Cheers :)

    • sliding on January 4, 2015 12:00 PM

      HUSHMAIL apparently turned over info to the “feds”, and they are a Canadian Company. The North American Union [step into the global TYRANNY of the bankster rothchilds] AND Northcom, are THE NEW WORLD ORDER , ….FREE COUNTRY ? Its all but the, ..WAKE UP moment, for the aMERICAN FOOLS, TO REALITY.

  9. Bill from Lavaboom on April 7, 2014 4:25 PM

    We gotta throw our hat in. is the most secure email provider available to the public. And it’s totally free.

    Public beta coming April 2014. -Bill

    P.s. drop me a line anytime at @billfranklinuk – I’d love to hear what you think!

    • Anonymous on September 29, 2014 1:33 PM

      checked out lavaboom and its almost october……any idea when its going to be ready for all??

  10. Anonymous on April 17, 2014 9:12 AM


    Is anyone using here? My emails not coming anymore from them, I tried to write them, but my message can’t be sent to them too. ( [email protected] ) What happened to them? I can’t change my email to some services now, because emails won’t get forwarded to me. -.- It started this month… It’s dead for a long time, I hope they fix it.

    • Author on April 18, 2014 9:22 AM

      Just tried it, and it seems the emails go through, but the receiver doesn’t get the email. It had been working fine in the past, now it seems to have broken. I would wait a day or two, and see if its a small backend problem. If it continues, even though you cannot recover what has been lost, MaskMe is the best alternative, and better than NotSharingMyInfo.

      • Santa Claus on April 18, 2014 6:19 PM

        Ok, thanks, I’ll try it. But I wanted to ask, I head about their program DoNotTrackMe before… Should I use it or not? Because I use built in Tracking Protection in Internet Explorer with Easy and Fanboy’s list.


        • Author on April 18, 2014 8:31 PM

          Hello again, yes DoNotTrackMe is superior to most if not all internet tracking softwares. Ghostery and DoNotTrackMe are the two best tracker blockers. Also, Fanboys list is alright, but DoNotTrack and Ghostery do a better job, and block Google bots on top of Analytics, Beacons, Widgets, etc. I would also recommend you update your browser to Mozilla FireFox. Internet explorer is known to have many holes, and is very outdated. In recent security tests is proven to be semi-secure, but FireFox has better Add-ons, privacy features, and whatnot. If you want, take a look at my settings up Mozilla FireFox guide , and try that. If not, Internet Explorer can work, but I don’t recommend it.


            I would use Firefox or Chromium, but I think Chromium is not for Windows. But yeah, IE works good for me, it’s not slow as every hater says. IE6-7 was slow. The last ones are fast. Most of them actually didn’t try IE much, and they just jumped on the hate bandwagon just to be cool / IN. IE is fine since like IE8.

            The same with Windows 8. Hurry jump on the hate bandwagon… -.- Windows 8 is actually good, its main problem is just that new start menu “Metro”, but standard start menu can be installed back anyway. Also I don’t like Windows 8 integrated online account… I have a feeling it has some security / privacy holes. And it wants you to install everything through market place… and you need account for that. I like Linux, but it miss a lot of GUI, and it’s not good for gaming. And my favorite Windows softwares aren’t supported by Linux. Not interested in setting up Wine.

            Also, I love all these Windows Vista haters. They hate Vista, but love Windows 7. Seriously? They are almost the same systems, Windows 7 is just faster, and have some few more tweaks / changes. I know, hate bandwagon… I know a lot of people who hate on Vista, yet they never tried it. They just say: Vista sux! (because others says that, people are such a sheeps).

            Really, people who hate on Vista never really tried it, or they have really slow PC, or they just jumped on the hate bandwagon just to be cool, or they just can’t handle it.

            I got a friend, he told me that Vista sux. I told him: how could you know? You have a Windows XP. He said he tried it in school, that he didn’t like its look / GUI. Now he has Windows 7 and not a single comment about its look, and he says it’s best Windows. Seriously? A good example of someone who just jumped on the hate bandwagon. People can’t use own brains nowadays.

            Also MaskMe sadly isn’t for IE. But thanks for the tip, I’ll try someday. I’m done with NotSharingMy.Info (even if their service will be back on, it’s down like 1-2 weeks already). What if you expect important email?

            Sorry for very long post, and my english.

            Also I like how NSA says they are fighting for people’s freedom and against terrorist. (something like that). Oh yeah? They are just spying on us, and making childish excuses. Someone should kick their asses. Governments… they think they can do whatever they want… and people letting them to. They act just like dictators.

            And what freedom? What privacy? We have less and less of both. NSA are the guys who are they looking for. :)

            Lets then focus on the logo itself. The Firefox logo is very much inspired by the oroboros (snake that eats it’s own tail) very masonic.

            You don’t have to take my word for it. Look it up. I’m not the only one who thinks this way. Take under consideration that I’m an Atheist too but know there are psychopaths that believe so much in a religion, that they’d go out of their way to force it on others.

            Now, if you want to go even deeper. Lets take Linux and GNU/Linux, their logos in general are spot on right in your face satanic masonic symbols. 666, Baphomet, and the all seeing eye. From OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, and Fedora (which has the symbol for eternity a figure 8 the 8 is faded but visable if you look at the “f” close enough.) to GNU/Linux which occultist Zionist Richard Stallman or RSM has promoted and made profit on like Gnewsense, Pabola, and Trisquel. People are so blind and sold on the freedom thing and false heroisms of thse con artist co-intel pro agents that they’ll believe it’s a “safe haven” and 100% trustworthy because they speak their language and sound convincing.

            Unity isn’t any better look at their logos and their BDS distros some have been reported to leak information to the NSA like how SElinux is a tool for or made by the NSA on most Linux distros and you can only shut it off not delete it because it’s embeded into the kernel. Not to mention Unity is and has been used for DARPA projects. Their code assists making DARPA robotics such as drones and other types of high tech machinery.

            Sadly, I’ve come to a dead end. I mean there is Risc OS but it’s outdated and hardly anyone uses it. It’s not very ideal for really anything other than programing. It had potential to go far but Windows came in and knocked it out of the water.. Either that or build your own OS which I have no idea as to go about doing that.

            At this point it’s like choosing the lesser of the many evils.. Hard to trust anyone these days, there’s so much disinformation…

            I’m using Tutanota right now but I spoke with the owners and asked about zionism and why they support bitcoin when it has 0 backing and possibly is the NWO currency we’re headed towards. They said they aren’t allowed to disclose their political beliefs but say they “promise protection” and “are transparent about privacy and take it very seriously” not very encouraging in my opinion..

          • flurbius on November 7, 2017 1:33 PM

            Hey Santa Claus – you are totally wrong about Vista – SP1 and SP2 were crap – a pig with lipstick – or a highly polished turd. I speak from experience I used it extensively, not to do office and web-browsing I used it for real work – Mapinfo,, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Eclipse, Apache, IIS etc etc, installed and reinstalled it on several boxes and laptops, best thing I can say about it is that it was consistent – consistantly crap. I suffered through months of working all day on that frankenstein OS until I finally convinced my manager to let me return to XP – which on SP3 blew Vista away.

            I guess it wasnt the worst OS Ive seen though Win 8 and Win ME can fight it out for that title.

            When Win7 came out it was fine from day one – by that time Vista actually worked so maybe you were talking about that SP3 Vista or maybe you were just impressed by the way it ran notepad?

          • Nyla Mcgregor on January 24, 2018 10:47 AM

            Thanks for info but im looking to keep someone from hacking my phone

        • Onyx Risc on February 8, 2016 8:55 PM

          How does DoNotTrack and Ghostly rank up against Disconnect?

          • Brandon Stosh on February 8, 2016 10:52 PM

            Hi Onyx, we actually have an article regarding this coming up later this week. Stay tuned! But just for a quick answer, Ghostery for sure.

          • Honker on January 30, 2017 5:12 AM

            Onyx Risc,

            Your comment has been a sort of eye-opener to me, thank you. What would be your view on Tails system though? You gotta trust someone these days, as you have no other option, unless you can build your own os from scratch. Thanks.

  11. Tim on April 23, 2014 11:57 AM

    I don’t know who you all are but, thank you for the information! Tim

  12. Carol on May 4, 2014 4:41 AM

    What about others that email you? If they have a provider that is not “secure” doesn’t that make it worthless that you do? So, basically, everyone must be in order for it to be relevant. Or am I wrong?

    • Author on May 4, 2014 5:19 AM

      Somewhat true. Transmitting data to an insecure provider such as top providers does make the data available to them. But when you receive newsletters from your favorite blogs and are searching online you cannot be targeted. If you are looking up security products and use hushmail, Google can’t scan and target you since your not signed into your gmail harvesting yourself. Transmitting data in and out of secure providers doesn’t allow third and first parties to collect data and target you. This is implying you haven’t input all your personal info into Google along with setting forwarders.

      Its not useless, but the data does become targeted by the top providers email scanners. In turn though, you cannot be targeted as your emails and personal information is not in the hands of those providers. There is a lot more to this, but this is just the very watered down version. If you want to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  13. Thomas on May 12, 2014 11:39 AM

    I have become partial to Thexyz Webmail since I migrated last year, I have tried Fastmail, Lavabit but thexyz seems to offer greater mobile features.

    • Author on May 12, 2014 7:51 PM

      Taking a look at it, it does seem to support SSL which is nice. But the whole entire website has multiple analytic platforms tracking users. They also seem to have virus scanning filters built in which makes me think the whole mail box may not be encrypted. Regardless, I will take a look into it. Thanks for the recommendations.

  14. random hero on May 12, 2014 5:00 PM

    Hello and thanks for great list of secure email solutions. Can you also review protonmail? Can you also provide a review for secure messaging apps for smart phones?

    • Author on May 12, 2014 7:57 PM

      Hi thank you for the recommendation. I went ahead and sent them some interview questions, but will have to wait for their reply. But the service looks somewhat similar to lavaboom which is great. I will update you when the interview is posted. But I will go ahead and provide a review of some great secure mobile messaging applications and post it tomorrow. For the time begin, here is one article I wrote about secure instant messaging.

      • HaKr on July 20, 2015 5:30 PM

        I have been quite happy with ProtonMail. the UI could use some work, but they just released a poll for new designs and they look gr8

  15. random hero on May 13, 2014 6:40 AM

    Thanks a lot. Im really looking forward to. I would appreciate if you review Galaxkey as well. I also would like to know why some people hate closed source software. Does open source always mean better security? When can we trust a closed source?

    • Author on May 13, 2014 7:11 AM

      Alright I will look into the application and post the article tomorrow as I need to review it all.

      Also closed source source software can be a security or privacy risk. As the community or peers can not see the underlying code, the company may have gaping holes in security, backdoors for government agencies, or just commonly known exploits out in the open. Open source software allows for everyone to view the source. That means a larger network can help build the infrastructure and patch the software. This also allows for better innovations. FireFox is built off its community, and bugs, security risks, etc are patched at rapid rates. Open source allows for better transparency. You can never really “trust” closed source per day. Any company can go rouge at any second. If a company believes in transparency, the code should be able to be reviewed by their peers. EFF has been building open source projects since their beginning, same with Mozilla. Yes the projects can be hijacked and cloned by hackers per say, but open source transparency is far superior. Look at huge successful companies, Mozilla, Linux, Tor Project, EFF, those are all open source projects.

      True transparency online is shown through open source projects. So you can never truly accept closed source softwares without suspicions.

  16. random hero on May 13, 2014 7:34 AM

    Thank you for prompt response and effort. Looking forward for your upcoming reviews!

    • Author on May 14, 2014 7:59 AM

      Went ahead and made a list of a few secure smartphone messengers here. I will be looking into a couple others and keep the list updated as time progresses.

      In terms of Galaxkey, that is an somewhat email”ish” service that allows for encrypted emails and documents to be sent back and forth. Its not a smartphone messenger. If you want, I can still take a look into and and let you know what I think of it. Either way, let me know what you think of the article in the comments of it, and enjoy!

  17. random hero on May 14, 2014 9:21 AM

    Thanks a lot Brandon. I have tried several email encryption services and I would like to add my experience and know your recommendations as well

    1. Virtru Not really convinced with how its encryption works as the encryption is done automatically on the recipients webmail (gmail, outlook, etc.) Lets assume that I received an encrypted email but I forgot and left my computer open, any person can simply open my mailbox and decrypt the message. My recommendation here is that a password to decrypt as an extra layer of security should be added. The only pro here is that its very easy to use with no complications what so ever.

    2. Galaxkey Very easy to use and the recipient receives an encrypted email and then he has to open the encrypted file through the smartphone app or Galaxkey web portal (which requires a password) in order to see the encrypted message. I would like to see your opinion on this since the free version is really good and the paid version subscription is very cheap. I do believe that you can convince others to use because its very easy and requires no effort at all

    3. Sendinc My experience was very similar to Galaxkey but If you want the extra perks, it costs way more than Galaxkey

    4. OpenPGP Currently what I use on my pc (Thuderbird) and phone (K-9 mail) and I find it the best option among all imho but it may get confusing for others to set up and use

    • Author on May 15, 2014 11:43 PM

      Hi yes I understand you are looking for some more privacy, and using these applications that encrypt the email in transit correct? If so, why not just use PGP? If you have PGP keys, only you and the recipient can decrypt and read the emails. I don’t really understand why your using these services. Do they offer more flexibility? I just see it as, sign up for a secure provider such as hushmail or riseup, then grab yourself and your friends keys, and email with the PGP keys back and forth. These services that encrypt email seem a bit shady per say. You sign up for Virtu, and send a message. If it goes to an outlook inbox, how does that recipient decrypt the message? Do they have the private encryption keys, or their own set to decrypt the message? I see it as, if it automatically decrypts when they open it, then Microsoft can just scan the contents and read it. If both parties use hushmail, the keys are automatically sent and automatically negotiate in the WebUI. Both parties are using their keys automatically with no hassle on either side. Hushmail will by default encrypt all messages sent via their own service.

      If I could get some more info on why you need these services that may help. PGP = Pretty Good Privacy. Grab yourself and your friends keys, and you should be all set for free.

  18. random hero on May 16, 2014 4:12 AM

    Hi Brandon,

    Like I mentioned in number 4 above Im currently using PGP. I was considering the other options as a way more convenient and easier to set up for other users (friends, spouse, etc.) I wouldnt really go for Hushmail as it offers so little space for the free account nor Riseup as you must email the owners and convince them to set you an email and still the quota is pretty low not to mention its based in the U.S. The two options I see convenient and more flexible other than PGP are Sendinc and Galaxkey which I would appreciate your view on it


    • Author on May 16, 2014 5:04 AM

      Hi yes I understand that, I saw you noted PGP but I just thinks its the best and most convenient.

      Hushmail offers little space, but as long as you delete your emails, the 25MB limit could hold a couple thousand emails. Emails don’t contain a lot of data, most of the images you view via email are hosted on servers elsewhere, so you are viewing the image, not an attachment. Personally I think hushmail is great. Fast, free, and simple layout. For Riseup, you don’t have to convince them. You really just have to open a ticket, and they will manually approve the account. It just helps reduce spam, attacks, and various other junk from filtering in their doors. Most emails are created within a few hours. Also they noted they will shutdown or be another Lavabit if they are forced to give up data.

      But for either program, I honestly don’t know. I think whats more paramount is having a secure provider. That way its encrypted, and emails transmitted through them are encrypted on both sides. I would recommend paying for an encrypted email, rather than services to encrypt emails. Encrypted providers have to charge as they don’t sell your data and that’s the only way they can make money. With those providers you get automatically encrypted emails, PGP keys, and all that. Personally I haven’t used either services, and can’t really give an opinion as I don’t see a need for them. I understand its automatic and gives encryption to all emails even in insecure providers, but I would stick with PGP. You could give them both a try and see what you like best, they both seem to offer high levels of crypto.

      • Nick on August 12, 2014 11:07 PM

        Hushmail is good but they cancel in about two weeks if you don’t log in. For those that might say it’s three weeks, that’s not true. I’ve put them to the test and I got bumped off in two weeks and one day. Too bad, the email is simple and fast.

        • Author on August 13, 2014 1:58 AM

          This is true, it actually says that when you sign up. And actually I have had 4 accounts expire after three weeks. I have left free accounts inactive for over 2 weeks just fine. Right when it hits the third week a day after my accounts expired. Not sure what issues you had. Maybe try contacting support, or was that in the past? Just recently had an email expire after three weeks just fine, left it for two and nothing happened.

          But agreed, they are my first choice for email.

  19. random hero on May 16, 2014 12:49 PM

    Thanks Brandon. Have a great weekend!

    • Author on May 16, 2014 11:38 PM

      Happily! If you have any questions about any more of this don’t hesitate to contact me. I can really look in depth into the services if you desire. Regardless, have a great weekend too!

  20. Megan on August 11, 2014 3:29 AM

    I have used gmail for years but they scan tons of stuff. I want to switch to a secure provider to protect my privacy. Someone raised this question earlier, but how do you protect the content of your email that ends up in someone else’s mailbox? Should I also have a program that encrypts my email? I am not very tech savvy.

    • Author on August 11, 2014 8:19 AM

      If you want to send encrypted emails to other mainstream providers, use technologies such as PGP. If you don’t know what you are doing, it can make it tough. And I would personally not trust a program to do it for you. If it can automate encryption or do it automatically, I would guess it is either built by the government, low level, or broken easily.

      They will also likely hold the private key, meaning they can decrypt the data at anytime if they log emails and are demanded to by a court order.

  21. Alycia on August 16, 2014 10:47 PM


    • Author on August 17, 2014 12:47 AM

      Thank you for the kind words!! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!

  22. BKS on August 27, 2014 12:50 PM

    Hi! So it’s a year later since this list was published, I’m just wondering if you have found any other recommendations to add to this list, or if you would now edit out anyone that is currently on this list of email providers? It might be fun to see you come out with an annual list of top email providers you would recommend, and see which ones make the list. Thanks for you work!!

    • Author on August 27, 2014 4:20 PM

      I actually update this list as often as possible. It is hard to find actual secure email providers, so if you check back you may see a provider removed or added. The list has stayed the same for some time due to these begin the top providers.

      If you want, we could come out with an quarterly, annual, or monthly list of secure providers we see fit? But I think the list right now is great. Let me know.

  23. Adolfo on August 29, 2014 6:14 PM

    Hi Brandon, this is a very good work you have got here. Congratulations!

    I would like to hear your opinion about



    • Author on September 1, 2014 8:21 PM

      Hey Adolfo thanks for the kind words! In regards to eclipso, I have never heard of them. I will go ahead and send them an interview and check out the service in the next coming days. If you want, I will go ahead and reply to you in the comments, or if you wana talk via email we can do that too.

      Thanks for the recommendation, going to go ahead and talk with them.

      • savvag on September 9, 2014 8:57 AM

        Hello, thanks a lot for very useful information. What can you say about and Or you are considering only email providers that keep and send only encrypted letters?

        Thanks, savvag

        • Author on September 10, 2014 10:21 AM


          In this post I only refer to email providers who encrypt during transit and store the emails in an encrypted format. In regards to runbox, we did an interview with them here:

          But this post does infact only address providers that store in an encrypted format. That way no data mining can be done on your behalf. Let me know if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

          • Hogan on October 20, 2014 5:37 PM

   (as mentioned earlier this year) uses SSL/TLS for client access and mail server-to-server transmission if the receiving server supports it. It also stores emails on the server in an encrypted filesystem (encryption key set and managed by user, not service). Messages are stored on mail clients using the client’s native/default filesystem (owner’s decision on whether client filesystem is encrypted).

      • Joe on July 29, 2017 4:08 AM


        I came upon this article searching “”. Did you perhaps get a chance to check them out? What’s your opionion? I’m specifically interested as they allow aliases for free, but I’d like to hear your take on them.

        Thanks, Joe

  24. Nick Scholz on September 10, 2014 2:00 PM

    Fantastic list, Brandon. If you’re looking for secure email, you may want to consider adding Novell GroupWise to your list: It’s a top choice amongst compliance-concerned industries (like healthcare, government, and law) because of its many encryption options, it’s feature rich, especially compared to many of the cloud-based systems, and it’s relatively low cost.

  25. David on September 11, 2014 5:33 PM

    I understand that ShazzleMail does not use a central Shazzle-controlled server for the collection and distribution of e-mail.

    Question: How specifically does a Shazzle e-mail find its way to the recipient’s device for delivery?

  26. Anony Mouse on October 18, 2014 1:21 PM

    Rise Up is ridiculous. They simply aren’t taking any more people. I have been an active advocate for privacy since ACTA and I took quite a stand against that then, as I still do now and it doesn’t matter what you tell them, you will be rejected. My search for secure email continues….

  27. OpenMind on December 1, 2014 5:14 PM

    Excellent email service with complete privacy:

  28. Armand on December 14, 2014 1:11 PM

    What info on “” do you have?

    • Author on December 15, 2014 7:06 AM

      Our team contacted Unseen months ago, but the company never responded, sadly we have limited data from them. Their site and TOS allowed us to deem them a secure provider. Please take a look at our Email Provider Interview category for a full list of information on companies.

  29. Ted on December 25, 2014 7:04 PM

    Has anyone tried zoho mail? I am looking for a provider that doesn’t collect info, and their privacy policy seems OK:

    • Carla on January 8, 2015 8:00 AM

      Zoho is an american company. Forget it, they can never make it private in the US.

    • Vijay Seethepalli on August 22, 2015 5:53 PM

      Zoho mail is pretty good, better than google and, my company uses zoho for our custom domain, excellent security features is what i can vouch for.

  30. Carla on January 8, 2015 7:57 AM

    I think we can delete American email services from the safe list. It is for them made impossible to provide a safe service. For sure when you need to send a email to an NGO organisation it is hard to find a safe way. All is under control from as well governments as from corruption inside those governments.

  31. John Marr on January 23, 2015 1:07 PM

    I had all my email files and folders transferred to Hushmail from Yahoomail last year, believing that they would provide better security. Hushmail blocked my account three times, twice claiming that they had done it mistakenly and the last time saying tough luck– “You should have read our terms of service [which say] we reserve the right to block any account any time [for no stated reason].” They refused to communicate with me about a problem, explain what any problem was, or allow me to recover my files which contain 10 years of legal documents, receipts for personal purchases and research documents. The reason why this happened could range from a faulty computer-triggered blocking system, absolute disinterest in protecting a customers’ data, or their own internal tracking of my emails and disagreement with my politics (the ONLY thing I was doing at the 3 times my account was blocked was responding to posts on an unmonitored listserve I was scraped to without my permission). What legal action can I take?

  32. Steen on January 31, 2015 4:14 AM

    Try these guys : .. located in Schwitzerland and out of US … I had to wait abot 3 month for a sign up … all the support to them for doing a great job – take care !

  33. Nage on February 10, 2015 6:11 PM

    Hey Brandon- Nice article and awesome site, congrats. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about, but see no mention of it on your site. I’d love to hear your opinion on it! Thanks!

    • Author on February 10, 2015 10:05 PM

      Hi Nage,

      Thank you! Also just took a look at openmailbox. The service reminds me of a Riseup-type service which is great. Would love to hear others opinions and experiences with it.

  34. Roger on February 21, 2015 2:17 PM

    Another interesting option is , a Germany project of privacy.

  35. William Smith on February 26, 2015 6:46 AM

    Try , encrypts using AES 256 in transit and on server clusters with unknown random keys. Its free and unlimited space, users can have their own domains as well.

    • J jackson on April 18, 2015 6:25 PM

      I have had a account for the past month and have got about an eighth of the emails that I was supposed to get- including extremely importing emails from the IRS. Who knows where they went? To the land of the missing singleton socks, perhaps. So be warned as far as Sigma goes. Also the same with Startmail- I got a couple emails then all of a sudden, none. This awful-ness of service made me miss Crucial emails from my lawyer which screwed me in a huge way. Beware!

  36. J jackson on April 19, 2015 12:57 AM

    Regarding the above comment, I meant to write, not StartMail. I have never used StartMail and can therefore not give an opinion on it. I apologize profusely for the confusion. PS: Author-Thanks so much for doing this much needed article

    • Author on April 20, 2015 1:15 AM

      Hi Jackson, happy to help! Thanks for your input!

  37. Fiona from Jumble on May 4, 2015 10:56 AM

    If you want to secure your existing email account can I suggest you check out Jumble ( Jumble layers in on top of your existing email account (Gmail so far with iOS support but we’re working on supporting more providers and Android) and has NO access to your email account.

    We are free for all individuals and the recipients of your emails do not need to be registered with us to receive an email (they register for free to decrypt the email). We’re bringing more features in the coming months but welcome any thoughts or feedback you have in the interim.

  38. Luis on May 4, 2015 4:36 PM

    Hi, is mentioned a couple of times but you don’t give your learned opinion as to their security. Thanks so much for the article.

    • Author on May 5, 2015 2:08 AM

      We have not personally used ProtonMail, so we cannot give our full opinion on the service and their security. Also, the service is still in beta so not everything is public, meaning things may improve and change over time.

  39. deBubba Johnson on May 7, 2015 5:51 PM

    As soon as I saw Hushmail listed, I knew you didn’t know a damn thing about privacy and email. How is email that is copied without your knowledge, both incoming and outgoing, and stored by the scammers at Hushmail called private? fuck you…..;this system is dicks

    • Author on May 8, 2015 3:49 AM

      Hi Johnson, yes we know Hushmail has complied with law enforcement once before, but the system is one of the oldest secure email platforms on the market today. And yes we do know Hushmail is not the #1 provider, another reason we note additional providers. Take a look at EFF’s scorecard regarding Hushmail , we are not saying Hushmail is #1, its just one of the longest lasting and most trusted providers on the market we believe.

      Alongside that, using Hushmail takes you away from the mainstream providers and doesn’t read, target or sell your information.

      Why the hate towards Hushmail?

      • Torez on October 7, 2015 2:25 AM

        Let me get your logic: you agree that hushmail has abilities to decrypt anyone’s e-mail, which essentially is much worse than Google, because the former creates a false sense of security, but you still recommend them because they are the oldest service around?! Do I need to say anything else?

        • Author on October 12, 2015 7:18 PM

          Hi Torez, we are not saying that. We are saying they have been providing secure email since 1999 and are clearly one of the oldest providers in the game. Their service have been alive for well over 15 years now.

          • Torez on October 29, 2015 10:50 AM

            That’s the problem: you shouldn’t be recommending services as secure just because a provider is the oldest and has been alive for 15 years.

  40. niko on May 28, 2015 7:43 PM

    Hi there! I just read your blog post about privacy conscious email provider and if it’s ok for you I would suggest you another website to add to the list. I’m Niko, nice to meet you! I’m the owner of “”, I’m a geek guy, FLOSS fanatic and a linux system administrator. I made up this website to give a chance to my friends, and actually to all the people that wanna try it, to use something different from big email providers. We all know privacy is a big problem with big email providers ;)

    It’s built 100% using open source software.

    With you can choose between 3 different webmail interfaces (Horde, Roundcube, Rainloop) and all of them come with the possibility to use pgp encryption, although unencrypted messages can also be sent.

    Horde, Roundcube, Rainloop are all at last version and keep updated.

    There are six available domains.

    An email is required to register, but registration is immediate so this can be a disposable one.

    Although the service is technically ‘free’, is run just by me, and therefore relies on donations.

    Ads: no Aliases: up to 5 Terminated if inactive for: 180 days Encrypted by default: yes Inbox size: 1GB but effectively unlimited (support for more) POP/IMAP: yes Based: Italy Perfect Forward Secrecy: yes Privacy policy ( ) Antivirus/spam filtering: Clam AV, SpamAssasin User IP in mail headers: No (webmail & SMTP) Signup through Tor: No Max attachment: 50MB (support for more) Severs in: France, Canada Connection Security: TLS 1.2, AES256 GCM and SHA384 with ECDHE RSA

  41. wermar on June 9, 2015 4:29 PM

    Hi, check out protonmail. Think it is better than Shazzle mail. Had a number of issues with them.

  42. Sixtus on June 30, 2015 5:49 AM

    Just came across this list via Google. While it gives a nice overview, it is a bit outdated. I would really like to see it updated with new encrypted ones like or Cross-posting the article would make much more sense then!

    • Brandon Stosh on June 30, 2015 2:13 PM

      Hi Sixtus, we keep the list updated throughout the year but emails like lavaboom are still in beta which is why we don’t recommend them. Once its fully functional so that users can grab an email on the homepage, we go ahead and add it to the list. Thanks though.

      • Onyx Risc on February 8, 2016 9:28 PM

        Lavaboom is no longer in service and should be taken out of your list of recommendations. As of August 27th, Lavaboom has been shutdown.

        “Lavaboom has shut down

        With regret we have to inform all of our users that Lavaboom has shut down its services on August 27th. The [email protected] e-mail address has been removed.

        I am sorry for letting you down. “

        • Brandon Stosh on February 8, 2016 10:51 PM

          Hi Onyx, Lavaboom was never listed as it was never made public, someone just post it in the comments. This is one of the main reasons we do not list invite-only providers or new companies, they may close shop after just a couple of months. Thanks for the info though.

    • HaKr on July 20, 2015 6:09 PM

      @SIXTUS do you have any lavaboom invites? thx

  43. Kal on July 3, 2015 5:49 AM

    I would like to add . They offer closed loop encrypted emails for mobile phones.

  44. Vijay Seethepalli on August 22, 2015 5:49 PM – STAY AWAY FROM THIS Review date: Aug 2015

    THIS IS NOT A SECURE EMAIL SERVICE , infact its not an email service at all, O!polis is an email client, web based. How it works is as follows: It captures your email address, so once you setup O!polis you are using your own email address as a login id – to send an email to another Opolis user only. No emails outside of the Opolis system. i.e., you can’t send an email to external email accounts like to your friend’s gmail or yahoo. Opolis says there’s a way to achieve this – add your friends to Opolis as users, they will get an email and password, the process is a bit complicated, you guide your friends through it, then they setup their Opolis accounts to communicate internally. So am I correct in saying that this is an internal messaging system? and the email address is useless, because communication is all internal? basically instead of having Opolis can assign any id – like and let people communicate. Which brings me to the scary part of the review.

    Opolis is secure but it will show you a screen to enter your physical address and says that it will create a security certificate for you. Its unclear, why a certificate is needed when no email is ever sent? basically you are asking people to create Opolis IDs and communicate internally. You show peoples’ email ids as usernames so that they will beleive they are sending emails, whereas they are just sending IMs like GTalk, VChat, iMessage etc. As far as security is concerned, what if someone took the email id Opolis captured and used it as a sender’s address, complete with a physical address in a certificate, one could land in jail for some email that they never sent.

    Contacted [email protected] and waiting for a way to delete my Opolis account. its surprising that deletion info is not given anywhere in their FAQ, help section, or Community pages.

  45. Keith on November 3, 2015 2:38 AM

    That’s weird. Would have sworn my post made it on here earlier. …Operator error! ;-)

    Thanks again.

    • Brandon Stosh on November 4, 2015 5:57 AM

      Hi Keith, thank you for the very kind words and everyone has a right to privacy regardless of their circumstances. For you, I would recommend going with a cloud based option. Like you said, you will need the email to stay active even while your away, which a lot of secure providers don’t do.

      You’re best bet would be to switch over to Riseup or another on the list. They have great privacy, are completely free and your emails don’t expire after a set time. Either that or paying for an email subscription to something such as Hushmail. While it’s not optimal, we have to remember they have no other revenue streams, no data collection, no ad selling or anything of the sort. Most secure providers are pretty cut and dry so they shouldn’t have a humongous data loads like Yahoo and Gmail.

      For PC protection, we have to admit Norton isn’t to great. We recommend you run the ESET online scanner and Malwarebytes, both are completely free and you can keep using Norton in the background if you have a paid subscription.

      Hope this helped Kieth, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.

      • Keith on November 6, 2015 1:33 AM

        …excuse me while I catch my breath!! Norton isn’t that great??? Wow, guess I HAVE been offline for too long.

        Thanks for the info on RiseUp. Still unsure about cloud-based. From my understanding it includes the use of peer-to-peer. Would that be the case for RiseUp? And if so, would a peer-to-peer based operation use up more data time for those of us on a limited data budget? Does peer-to-peer use your system resources even if not currently logged in to email?

        Also hadn’t thought of Malwarebytes in years (like nearly 20!) as it didn’t function well for me so many years ago. Will give it another try.

        Thanks for the interesting points to ponder. Keith

        • Brandon Stosh on November 6, 2015 5:28 AM

          Hi Keith, Norton has been out of the game for a few years now. They’re service really fell off and doesn’t detect like it used to. It’s just another massive commercial AV I feel.

          For Riseup, its all run from their servers, so it shouldn’t use any extra resources then simply loading the webpage and emails. I’m not sure what P2P references on Riseup you are speaking on? Should be great if you have a slower connection and/or have a cap limit. I would defiantly recommend Malwarebytes today as they have for sure stepped up their game, unlike the past versions.

          Hope this helped! If not, don’t hesitate to ask more questions :)

          • Keith on November 7, 2015 8:06 PM

            Thanks for the info Brandon. Unfortunately, your advice on the ESET Online Scanner isn’t good for my needs. I contacted ESET and this was their reply: “The online scanner is intended as a one-time use program so it will download the entire definition database every time it loads. We cannot give a figure on the size as it grows several times a day, each update with varying sizes, it is not recommended for repeated use, particularly on capped plans. If you were to use a NOD32 or Smart Security package then it would only download the updated definitions and is less of a drain on data on capped plans.”

            I also downloaded Thunderbird, but have yet to figure out how to get all old emails onto my computer, as I end up downloading ALL emails every time I open the program. Am nearly half way through my monthly data allotment and it’s just the 7th of the month. *sigh* …But much of that is due to my PC deciding to do an unauthorized Full System Restore on me recently. But that’s another nightmare!

            Thanks again, Keith

          • Brandon Stosh on November 9, 2015 6:06 AM

            Hi Keith,

            And ESET is correct. If you read the online scanner menu it lets you know that its not an active AV solution. It just runs the most recent database of malware they have and scans you system against it. We prefer it as its not active, draining bandwidth and resources. In regards to an AV solution, I am not to sure. They all need to be updated almost daily, so I am not to sure on what you can use on a capped line.

            And Thunderbird should list all your emails in the DB but not download them all. That’s odd. The contents inside should be hidden and not loaded til opened.

            Due to your limited bandwidth, it is hard to say what active solutions are available as they all require consistent updating.

  46. Lin on November 13, 2015 8:07 PM

    I see some of these listed actually share their data with the authorities such as hush mail and others are not all that secure, i personally use Invmail ( ) as it is probably one of the most secure available out there, it certainly is more secure than Proton which seems to get all the recognition, but uses half the RSA and is not completely zero knowledge. –

    • Onyx Risc on February 8, 2016 9:41 PM

      Um you do know Invmail the site alone is riddled with google and facebook spyware right? lol NoScript picks it up pretty fast. Meaning they’re probably using ads for both companies or letting them use ads in which they can use to track you at all times. Kind of like having flash on all the time which does pretty much the same thing. That’s why I can’t trust even private browsers like firefox. A lot of broswers use google search engine as default or it as an option because they help fund for google. They sponser them. Now ask yourself why a supposed “for the people and privacy” company individual would do that for a multi-billion company like google who owns one of the biggest banks Goldmansaches not to mention one of the most evil. What kind of fucked up logic is that?

      And if you think startpage, ixquick and duckduckgo are safe alternatives because of their “claims to pivacy” consider this; Starpage is powered by Google, Duckduckgo is powered by Yahoo. Ever heard of a controlled opposition? If not you should do some research it’s not a new tactic at all.

  47. Jonathan on February 1, 2016 10:12 PM

    I am barely a fetus here in terms of tech security, so I know this question will get a lot of eye rolls from cyber elites. Does using Apple devices/operating systems make any difference in terms of preference from this list?

    • Brandon Stosh on February 2, 2016 2:30 AM

      Hi Jonathan, feel free to ask any question, we don’t mind! But in terms of OS level, using Apple should not make any difference. The only thing is if you use the default mail app with some of these providers you may have to pay. This is because mobile apps pull requests from IMAP and POP3 servers, which is what most providers make you pay premium for. However this is the same issue if you wanted to run in on Android or a mail client on your actual computer. Though you can always access the email through your browser.

      In short, using Apple with these providers will not affect anything. Hope this was helpful!

  48. alex scott on February 22, 2016 2:33 PM

    my brother could you please let me know any anonymous mail like that i can use.. I need a mail box that when I send mail it will appear as if I am sending it from someone else’s box.

    I am new to this site but will appreciate it if it is sent to my mail box. Thanks and regards

    • Brandon Stosh on February 23, 2016 6:36 AM

      Hi Alex, I am not sure emailing spoofing is entirely legal but we do no know any sites of the sort. This list is for secure email providers. Cheers!

  49. Duane Porter on February 27, 2016 1:19 PM

    Is ‘freedomhacker’ a FREE SITE?

    • Brandon Stosh on February 29, 2016 7:48 PM

      Hi Duane, I am not to sure what you mean but everything on is 100% free and will continue to be for as long as we can tell. Hope that answers your question.

  50. Ella LaRocque-Lynn, Ma. on March 3, 2016 1:41 AM

    Appreciated your list and information from both you and everyone who shared their experiences. I have had various email accounts over the years, but this past year I have had the worst experiences. I had google gmail because it was on my LG android mobile, so I used it on my HP Pavilion pc and my. Lenovo laptop. I have been hacked numerous times, my passwords Changed locking me out, several times the same day I changed them. I got a yahoo email and was hacked within two hours. Google pops up on my phone constantly even after closing account. Let everyone know to stay away from those guys. Thanks for letting me vent and thanks again. I’ll check in when I set up an email from your list. All the best.

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  52. Kel Shelby on June 17, 2016 10:08 PM

    Hushmail is hardly free. You are free, as long as you log in every three weeks; BUT, if you get close to 3 weeks (and I’m not sure what their definition of 3 weeks is but its not 21 days), you get a window that your free account is terminated and the only way you can access it is to pay .95 for their service. I call that a rip-off.

    • Brandon Stosh on June 22, 2016 1:29 AM

      Hello Kel, yeah that is definitely true, but they state that during signup. If you don’t login every 3 weeks the account will be locked. It does suck, but since it’s so blatantly stated, I don’t really find it an issue. However their prices are quite high, but it’s yearly, not monthly like other providers are beginning to offer. However other free services do offer unlimited time, like Tutanota, so it’s really up to the user.

  53. Tom on July 1, 2016 9:06 AM

    I think when you use free services, you pay in a bigger way like ads and privacy. I am quite happy to pay a few bucks a month to host my email without the ads and privacy concerns.

  54. Reply Reply
    • CynicallyCynical on September 23, 2016 10:53 PM

      Dude all the links in this post are tagged/affiliate links for the pay-to-use services, they’re getting paid.

      • Brandon Stosh on September 26, 2016 2:58 AM

        Wow, no links here are affiliate links aside from one. All links are masked so we can get proper tracking on which providers are popular.

  55. Mockingbird on December 13, 2016 11:38 PM

    The article explicitly states “last updated December 7, 2016” for the recommended Email services. How can you recommend RiseUp then when it’s obvious that there is something going on that they are not allowed to talk about? For me that’s an instant total loss of this sites credibility. A very crude oversight at best.

    • Brandon Stosh on December 14, 2016 9:04 AM

      Hello, we’ve actually written an entire article on the Riseup debacle that you can take a look at. While yes, Riseup’s current status is questionable, there is no proof that the entire organization is compromised. Their canary statement is still within a semi-reasonable time frame as well. Riseup has been providing email for over a dozen years, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere.

      • Mockingbird on December 14, 2016 6:23 PM

        The point is that there is no proof that the entire organization is NOT compromised. Of course they wouldn’t be going anywhere if there was an agenda to turn it into a honeypot. Of course this is one of the worst case scenarios which of there is no hard evidence, but as long as the doubt is legitimate, they are NOT RECOMMENDABLE.

        Well thanks for censoring my comment on that article you mentioned. Freedom has been hacked indeed.

        • Brandon Stosh on December 20, 2016 3:05 AM

          Your comment got marked as spam and logged into the que, we only check it every week or so. Since been approved. We do not tolerate any kind of comment censorship on our site unless it’s spam.

  56. walkafella on December 17, 2016 3:41 AM

    Just found this site after years of being out of touch with anything more complicated than turning a computer on, emailing (Yahoo) then getting out. I’m worried now with the revelation my carrier got buggered, now I have to find a more secure option . Any of you wizards have an answer for an old fart? I use an Android that came with my Vizio TV, which I understand further complicates security. I am house bound and have to call the Geek Squad for complicated problems. Thanks for any suggestions.

  57. Keith on December 21, 2016 4:46 PM

    GREAT list and THANK YOU very much for talking the time to answer our questions.

  58. Jacob Cracker on December 26, 2016 1:53 PM

    Hushmail comply with the US and international Law enforcement, They are not secure in the slightest.

    They have handed over data before and will continue to do so.

    I lost all respect for your list when I saw hushmail on it.

    Your list is worth as much as a chocolate teapot.

    Do NOT! use husmail

    • pupu on January 16, 2017 12:26 PM

      Hushmail is the worst……

  59. Curtis James on June 14, 2017 11:32 AM

    This is the sad thing with authors like Brandon Stosh – Clearly being paid by Hushmail to put there link on the top of the list. HushMail is NOT SECURE, they are a sell out, so remove them from the list.

    Lost all credibility as an author Mr Stosh, Will take all your work with a pinch of salt, as clearly its biased.

    • Anonymous on June 26, 2017 1:05 AM

      Any comment on Protonmail?

    • Heather on October 11, 2017 10:26 PM

      I agree

  60. Anonymous on September 12, 2017 8:44 PM

    “List of Secure Email Providers that take Privacy Serious”

    When I see such a 9th grade grammatical error on the title of the article, I feel sure the information contained in it is at about the same level…..

  61. Heather on October 11, 2017 10:25 PM

    Hushmail is terrible,. I had 2 accounts with them and I had a family emergency where I had to be caretaker to my mother, who then died. It was in inactive account but I was told I could delete but not add to the account/. I had not been on the account as I was just trying to take care of my mom, my business, etc and so once things quieted down, I tried to access the account and was told that they had deleted confidential e-mails from my business . I was never aware they could do this . I am so frustrated that I am going to empty my current account and delete it. You would think since I was paying for an account still and the fact these were confidential e-mails that they would have let me know prior to deleting them. I am done with them and will be looking into other options!!!

  62. Max on January 19, 2018 9:54 PM

    ShazzleMail and ProtonMail Author please fix, you recommend ProtonMail, but later in article didn’t mention this service. but mentioned ShazzleMail instead…… thanks

  63. K on January 24, 2018 5:58 PM

    Hushmail scans your mail for advertisement. Only premium account is green from that.


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