Email Services For Better Security and Privacy
Privacy is the top most concern while using an email service as there is lot of confidential date that is exchanged over it. Your professional as well as personal information is shared over the service. Some email service providers do not provide the secure environment to exchange emails. But there are service providers that do offer secure email services. They will keep your data secure from the hackers.
Based in Berlin, this email service is very popular with users as it protects the user’s privacy. It is a paid service and comes with POP3 and IMAP support. Also 2 step authentication is required to access your account even if your password gets hacked. It does not require any personal information while registering for the account plus you can pay anonymously using bank transfer or using Paypal.
Lockbin service is ideal for you if you are looking for safe and free way to exchange messages online. Once you sent the email is sent, the receiver receives a key/password to unlock the message. It may seem strange but this ensures that it is only read by the receiver. Also once the messages are read get deleted immediately from the servers.
Well known for its encrypted email services, Hushmail is a secure service provider. Your email gets saved and stored in encrypted format and gets decrypted when you access it. It gets done automatically. The receiver has to answer a secret question to decrypt your email.
If you are looking for end-to-end coded email service provider, Tutanota is the one for you. To view the email the receiver has to have password. Without which the recipient will not be able to view the subject nor the message. The password needs to be pre-decided between you and the receiver. You have also send emails that are not encrypted, but it makes no sense to use the service of Tutanota.
Based and managed in Switzerland, Kolab Now is an open source email service. It is a paid service and is usually used by small and medium sized organisations. It supports email tagging, note-taking app and has integrated calendar, contacts etc.
With their servers located in Switzerland, Protonmail has emails that are coded end-to-end, so it is difficult to access them and translate them. Also it does not track your IP addresses so your data and profile is always secure. Due to high demand all individuals with invite can sign up for the service. It has free as well as paid service.
So if you are the one who wants to protect your data, the above email service providers are reliable. Tutanota and Protonmail offer free options, so you can use them and see which meets your requirements.
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by techtalks @TechTalks January 4, 2016 8:24 AM UTC