First of all I would like to show you providers for one-time emails. You need them, if you want to read news behind a paywall (Sometimes you get some free articles for registration). First you have to register with an email and to click on an URI inside the mail to proof, that it’s your email address. The following email services will give you only temporally active email addresses and they will be deleted after some time. You avoid spam if you use them.
|anonbox.net||get an email||Is operated by Europe’s largest association of hackers.|
|Spamgourmet||Registration at the left side||Forwards emails to your real email address. You have to cancel the forwarding, if you receive spam.|
|Mailinator||get an email|
|Guerrilla Mail||get an email|
The first rule in Internet business is: Nothing is for free! It’s only free for a little fee. You pay with your private information. This information will be monitored and sold – it’s called big data.
The following email providers offer you an email address for free. They respect your privacy. There are nevertheless costs for server and administration. Think about whether you can of donating something to the providers. The listed providers are free of charge and you don’t pay with your private data. Some of them have also payed services with more features. The storage listed is for the free email service.
|openmailbox||Click “Create an account” at the bottom.||5 GB||Protected by Google captchas for registration. No IMAP or POP3 in the free version.|
|Dis`root´||Click “New User Registration” at the bottom left.||4 GB||Long activation process to keep spammers away.|
|CTEMPLAR||Sign up free at the right side.||1 GB||CTemplar is not compatible with IMAP/SMTP.|
|Tutanota||Click here for registration.||1 GB||No IMAP and no POP3 only WEB frontend. Some java script voodoo for encryption.|
|ProtonMail||Click here for registration.||protonirockerxow.onion||500 MB||No IMAP or POP3 in the free version. The payed version needs the Protonmail IMAP/SMTP bridge for mail clients.|
|Mailfence||Click here for registration.||500 MB||No IMAP or POP3 in the free version.|
|VFEmail||Click here for registration.||344c6kbnjnljjzlz.onion||50 MB||Protected by Google captchas for registration. Need to deactivate AdBlock for registration. They ask for your real name.|
|danwin1210.me||Click here for registration.||tt3j2x4k5ycaa5zt.onion||25 MB|
|TorGuard||Free email on the left.||10 MB||Only possible to use with a VPN account.|
What else do you need?
- A free and open source email client like Thunderbird.
- TorBirdy to hide your IP. This means that less metadata is generated.
- Enigmail for encryption.
- WebPG for encryption via WEB interface. Mailvelope has the same functionality as WebPG but is compatible for Firefox 57+ Quantum.
Check your email client here: https://www.emailprivacytester.com
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[UPDATE] 2018-07-01 – Deleted obsolete and updated services. My thanks are going to the readers for their comments.
[UPDATE] 2020-24-05 – Added email service ctemplar.com