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Old 11-16-2014, 11:47 PM
 
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I'm always concerned about privacy, and so far found the following free email clients as a substitute to my gmail account.

privatoria.net

shazzlemail.com

vmail.me/en/

unspyable.com

xcapsa.com

protonmail.ch/

What is the best secure free email?

Thanks
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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If you truly care for privacy, you won't trust any company to do it for you. Especially not free.
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:33 PM
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Define "secure." Email is an inherently insecure protocol.

And as for "privacy," personally, I trust the privacy of heavily-scrutinized services from Google much farther than I would some provider I never heard of like shazzlemail. Who's paying attention to the privacy and security practices of a provider like that?

And the .ch provider you listed is in China! That means it runs through the filters and screening operated by the government of China.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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If you're concerned about privacy, encrypt everything you do. Not only is email inherently insecure, the entire internet is inherently not private.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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And the .ch provider you listed is in China! That means it runs through the filters and screening operated by the government of China.
ch is Switzerland.
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If you're concerned about privacy, encrypt everything you do. Not only is email inherently insecure, the entire internet is inherently not private.
This. Encrypt it yourself if you really care.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:55 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I been using inbox.com since 2007 and have not had any issues.

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Old 11-19-2014, 02:16 AM
 
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hushmail.com is also pretty good FBJ
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:24 AM
 
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As others have implied, you need to specify what you mean by secure.
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:16 AM
 
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I understand nothing is 100% secure but what about semi-private secure email? Out of all the free based email systems who is the most secure? This is a complicated question?
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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I understand nothing is 100% secure but what about semi-private secure email? Out of all the free based email systems who is the most secure? This is a complicated question?
It can be. As other's have said, you need to clarify what you mean by "secure" as that can have different connotations depending on what your intentions are.

Encrypted emails are great at protecting the contents of the email, but it doesn't hide the fact that you and your recipients are communicating. Not to mention you may need to ensure confidentiality during transport, at rest, or both. And privacy is a two way street. Both you AND your recipients need to agree on the method (e.g exchange keys). And this can become a burden.

Proxies (like some of the examples you provided) attempts to hide the parties that are communicating. But that also removes your ability to enforce non-repudiation.

Then there's having a robust service that you can rely on without worrying about it being unavailable when you need it most.
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