Email provider with privacy
I'm looking for an email provider, that guarantees not to spy on my mail. In a country, where the laws don't force email providers to make mail accessible to the government.
- 1GB should be enough
- I need IMAP
- I'm willing to pay, if it's worth it.
I was using googlemail about a year ago which provides great service, but is probably the worst choice concerning privacy. Then I switched to my university's email address, but now that I'm ex-matriculated, they will shut down all my facilities within the next 3 weeks. So I finally want a proper provider.
I heard about hushmail, but I don't know if it's worth it. I don't need encryption, I just want the guarantee, that no one will be authorized to spy on my mail.
As an IT person I can guarantee no such e-mail provider exists.
Moreover e-mail transfers are not encrypted and e-mails are sent using plain text, so, even if you find such an e-mail provider, government still can spy on you using Tier1 ISPs.
And mind that Echelon is a working system, it's not a joke.
All in all, your request makes no sense. If you want secure communications with someone on the Internet, use encryption and p2p connections/applications. Otherwise your security and privacy will be imaginary.