Best email provider
Last updated: March 25, 2021

Here's our favorite email provider: Fastmail.

Why: Fastmail provides email without engaging in tracking or surveillance of your private communications. Remember - if you're not paying for the product, you ARE the product (or as Shoshana Zuboff puts it, your behavioral data is being harvested as the product).

Business model: Paid monthly subscriptions. Not surveillance.

Whatever you do, don't use Gmail for email.

• Web:

• iOS app: Fastmail

• Android app: Fastmail (though we suggest avoiding Android if possible)

Other options

Hey, launched in 2020 by the founders of Basecamp. In February 2021, Hey launched Hey World, which allows users to email in blog posts.

ProtonMail, an encryption-focused email provider based in Switzerland

Tutanota, privacy-focused email provider based in Germany

See also

• More email services are listed at,, and Privacy Tools

• An alternative to email itself, still in development, is the mnm project and its TMTP protocol, intended to fix the problems (like cybercrime) enabled by traditional email and SMTP.

• Zak Doffman in Forbes (March 6, 2021): "You should delete the Gmail app from your phone today."


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