Top 10 Sites to Send Anonymous Email

Security on the internet is a primary concern for many users. Many popular email servers do nothing to protect user privacy, and some sell content to advertising agencies to pay for maintenance costs. This business as usual is unacceptable to those who require security and anonymity, or simply value and respect the basic human right to freedom of speech. Thankfully there are companies that offer options to users who want to send anonymous email. Below is a list of ten popular secure email providers with accompanying anonymous email reviews.

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1. ProtonMail

Pros: Very highly regarded. The company demonstrates its integrity by refusing funding from capital investment firms. In addition to standard encryption procedures, ProtonMail maintains all its servers in Switzerland, denying the US Government the ability to order release of information.

Cons: Because of its popularity, ProtonMail is currently at capacity and users must have an invite to sign up for secure email service.

Cost: Free account available with up to 500.00 MB of storage; send or receive 150 messages a day organized under 20 labels with limited support for 1 email address. Upgrading to a Plus or Visionary account increases storage space, email aliases, and labels and comes with additional support at a cost of 48 Euro per year (or 5 Euro per month) and 288 Euro per year (or 30 Euro per month) respectively.

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2. TorGuard

Pros: Provides anonymous email service with cryptographic features. TorGuard uses G/PGP encryption and end-to-end security with no advertisements.

Cons: TorGuard doesn’t have the kind of reputation ProtonMail has built for itself, but still a very good secure email provider.

Price: A free account is available with VPN Service offering 10MB of offshore storage, Open PGP encryption, and end-to-end security. Unlimited storage can be purchased at the price of $6.95 per month to $49.95 per year.  The longer the term purchased, the bigger the savings.

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3. Tutanota

Pros: Tutanota is an open-source provider offering end-to-end email encryption and password protection. Subjects, attachments, and contacts are also encrypted with this service.

Cons: Limited email storage capacity.

Price: Free accounts come with 1GB of storage and no aliases, customization, or inbox labels. A premium account upgrade costs 1.20 Euro per month, or 12 Euro per year.

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4. CounterMail

Pros: CounterMail encrypts all communications with a 4096 bit key. In addition it offers standard end-to-end encryption, and more uniquely the option of using a secure USB key. This prevents access to the account if the USB key is not inserted into a port.

Cons: No free basic service option.

Price: Users can try it for free for one week. After the trial period, those who want to continue use must buy a Premium account. Accounts purchased for 3 and 6 month intervals for $19 and $35 respectively include 250MB of storage; a 12 month subscription costs $59 and comes with 5GB.

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5. SecMail

Pros: Like CounterMail, SecMail employs a 4096 bit encryption key, and requires no personal information to create an account. It also allows users to send SMS messages at an additional fee.

Cons: The user interface is alarmingly unprofessional, and limited help is provided.

Price: Basic service is free. “VIP packages” can be purchased to store up to 500MB of data and create up to 10 aliases for 50 Euro per year, or store 5GB of data and use up to 50 aliases for 100 Euro per year.

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6. GuerrillaMail

Pros: GuerrillaMail offers a temporary email address to send and receive messages anonymously. Signing up for an account requires divulging no personal data. The site is very straightforward and requires no registration.

Cons: This service only stores incoming emails for one hour. There is no option for continuous communication using the same address.

Price: Free.

posteo

7. Posteo.de

Pros: Offers TLS encryption and S/MIME or OpenPGP inbound encryption, plus available two-factor authentication, which can prevent access to user accounts even upon password compromise. No personal information required, and users have anonymous payment options.

Cons: No option for basic free account creation.

Price: 1 Euro per month gets the user 2 GB of storage; additional storage can be purchased for 0.24 Euro per month with a maximum capacity of 20GB. Account comes with 2 aliases with option to purchase up to 20 more at additional charge.

kolab now

8. Kolab Now

Pros: Open-source service with servers hosted in Switzerland.

Cons: Does not have a free basic email option, and is more suited to smaller enterprises than individuals or larger companies.

Price: Individual accounts from $4.68 per month. Group accounts from $5.53. Hosting accounts from $102.81.

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9. The Anonymous Email

Pros: Allows users to create accounts to anonymously send and receive unlimited email, carrying on continues dialogue.

Cons: The company does not seem to prioritize the anonymity of their clients as highly as many of its competitors. They do not accept anonymous payment, and cite a variety of ways in which they retain the right to compromise your information in their Terms of Service.

Price: Basic account is free. Premium access can be purchased for 9.95 a year, allowing users to personalize their emails and access chatrooms.

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10. AnonymousEmail.me

Pros: Very, very simple. Just enter the message and recipient and send.

Cons: No ability to receive messages.

Price: Free.

Hopefully these secure email reviews have been helpful in choosing the right provider for your individual needs. No matter which service you decide, stay secure and safe with your emails and keep prying eyes out.

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