IN A NUTSHELL
- If you are interested in a reasonable level of email privacy (securely stored and not scanned) consider FastMail
- If you want your emails stored in Switzerland consider MyKolab
- If you want end-to-end email encryption, consider Tutanota or ProtonMail (by invitation only)
Almost all of us would prefer our emails to remain private, or at least not routinely scanned by large corporations and government entities. There are email companies (listed below) that provide a service where your email will remain fairly secure and un-scanned.
Note, however, that regular email is an inherently insecure medium. This is because email is always sent to someone else — thus releasing them into unknown hands. For example, if you send an email to someone who uses Gmail, your email will scanned by Google and the NSA. If you want to avoid this situation, you’ll have to encrypt all you emails…
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