Comparison of Private / Secure Emai Providers πŸ“¬

The following table is a quick, undetailed comparison of security-focused email providers.

Update: Since the markdown table isn't very clear, here's is a web version:
lissy93.github.io/email-comparison

Name Jurisdiction Encryption Open Source Onion Site Pricing Domain Support Additional Aliases or Catch-All POP, IMAP, STMP External Security Audit Accepts Crypto Personal Info Requiements
ProtonMail 🟒 Switzerland 🟒 PGP 🟒 Yes 🟒 Yes 🟒 Free Plan - 500MB, 1 address, no custom domain. Paid plans start from €5 and allow for additional features, custom domain, and increased message volume 🟠 Yes (Pluss Plan, €5.00/m) 🟠 Yes (Professional Plan, €8.00) 🟠 Yes, but through Bridge 🟒 Yes (2021, by Securitum) 🟒 Yes (BTC only) 🟒 Recovery Email Only
Tutanota 🟒 Germany (14 Eyes) 🟠 Hybrid AES + RSA 🟠 Client Apps Only πŸ”΄ No 🟒 Free Plan - 1GB, 1 address, no custom domain. Paid plans start from €1 / month, and allow for a custom domain, 5 alias addresses and improved search and filters 🟠 Yes (Premium Plan, €1.00/m) 🟠 €1 / month per 20 aliases. No catch-all πŸ”΄ No 🟠 Apparently, but not published 🟠 No (But ProxyStore gift cards accepted 🟒 None
CriptText βšͺ (Decentralized) 🟠 Signal Protocol 🟒 Yes βšͺ N/A (no webmail) 🟒 Free 🟒 Yes πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No βšͺ N/A (no payment required) 🟒 None
Mailfence 🟒 Belgium (14 Eyes) 🟒 PGP πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No 🟒 Free Plan - 500MB, 1 address, no custom domain. Paid plans start from €2.50 and allow for custom domain, 10 aliases, mail client access and increased message volume 🟠 Yes (Entry Plan, €2.50/m) 🟠 Yes (Entry Plan, €2.50) 🟒 Yes (IMAP, POP3, SMTP) πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No (Card, PayPal) 🟒 Recovery Email Only
Mailbox.org 🟒 Germany (14 Eyes) 🟒 PGP πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No 🟠 No free plan. Starts at €1 / month. Increases to €9 for all features, and increased storage 🟠 Yes (Standard Plan, €3.00/m) 🟠 25 aliases (Standard Plan). No catch-all 🟒 Yes (IMAP, POP3) πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ Requires full name, location, mobile number and a recovery email
Soverin 🟠 Netherlands (9 Eyes) 🟒 PGP πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No 🟠 No free plan, but flat fee of €3.25 / month for everything 🟠 Yes (Paid Plan, €3.25) 🟠 Yes (Paid Plan, €3.25) 🟒 Yes (IMAP) πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ Requires phone number
Posteo 🟒 Germany (14 Eyes) 🟒 PGP 🟒 Yes πŸ”΄ No 🟠 No free plan. Pricing is €1 / month πŸ”΄ No 🟠 Yes (€0.10/m per alias). No catch-all 🟒 Yes (IMAP, POP3) πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No (Card, PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cash) 🟒 Payment Info Only
Runbox 🟒 Norway (14 Eyes) 🟒 PGP 🟠 Client Apps Only πŸ”΄ No 🟠 No free plan. Starts at €14.95 / year for a single domain, going up to €69.95 / year for more storage and domains 🟠 Yes (Micro Plan, €1.25/m) 🟠 €3.95 / year per 5 aliases. No catch-all 🟒 Yes (IMAP, POP, SMTP) πŸ”΄ No 🟒 Yes (BTC only) 🟠 Full name, recovery email
Kolab Now 🟒 Switzerland 🟒 PGP 🟒 Yes πŸ”΄ No 🟠 No free plan. Starts at CHF 5.00 / mo, basic features only. Groupware account is CHF 9.90 🟠 Yes (Group Plan, CHF 9.90/m) 🟠 Yes (Group Plan Only (CHF 9.90/ m) 🟒 Yes (IMAP, POP, SMTP) πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No (Card, PayPal, Bank Transfer) 🟠 Full name, recovery email
CounterMail 🟒 Sweden (14 Eyes) 🟒 PGP πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No 🟠 No free plan. Pricing is $4.83 / month 🟠 Yes (Pain Plan + $15 setup fee) 🟠 Yes, max 10 text aliases. No catch-all 🟒 Yes (IMAP) πŸ”΄ No 🟒 Yes (BTC only) 🟒 None
StartMail 🟠 Netherlands (9 Eyes) 🟒 PGP πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No 🟠 No free plan. Starts at $5 / month, but without custom domain support 🟠 Yes (Custom Domain Plan, $5.85) 🟠 Unlimited aliases. No catch-all 🟒 Yes (IMAP, SMTP) 🟠 Apparently, but not published 🟠 Yes (BTC only, but only personal accounts) 🟠 Full name, recovery email
Disroot 🟠 Netherlands (9 Eyes) 🟠 PGP (Off-by-default) πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No 🟒 Free, with payment required for each additional feature 🟠 Yes (Donation required) πŸ”΄ No 🟒 Yes (IMAP, POP, SMTP) πŸ”΄ No 🟒 Yes (BTC only) 🟒 None
Hushmail πŸ”΄ Canada (5 Eyes) 🟒 PGP πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No 🟠 No free plan. Starts at $5.99 / month, rising to $7.99 for email archiving support 🟠 Yes (Small Business Plan, $5.99/m) 🟠 Yes (Small Business Plan, $5.99/m) 🟒 Yes (POP, SMTP) πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No 🟠 Full name, recovery email
LavaBit πŸ”΄ United States (5 Eyes) 🟠 DIME πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No 🟠 Free plan, but invite only. Pricing ranges from $30 - $60 / year, depending on storage requirements πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No πŸ”΄ No 🟠 Full name, recovery email

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