I have compiled my official mail provider recommendations. With any provider, you must always use your own domain.

## migadu.com

Good: Down to earth. Unlimited domains, storage, etc. Full marks for philosophical, ethical, and technical merits.

Bad: Difficult to set up. UI is a bit confusing. Advertises itself in your signature in the free plan. Apparently blocks VPN and Tor users (I have reached out to them about this).

Note: Was unable to evaluate their webmail

## mailbox.org

Good: excellent PGP support and good on other security fronts as well

Bad: requires google captcha, does not handle plaintext as well as I'd like, german leaks through into the english interface sometimes, too scatterbrained

## runbox.com

Good: Goes above and beyond in support for various standards and protocols, handles plaintext email very well. Lots of good options for account security.

Bad: rough UI

## summary

migadu is hard to set up but is the best all-around offering. If you're security concious, mailbox.org has the best PGP support and good all-around security; runbox.com has good account security options but no built-in PGP support.

Evaluated but not recommended: disroot, fastmail, posteo.de, poste.io, protonmail, tutanota, riseup, cock.li, teknik, megacorp mail (gmail, outlook, etc)


@sir I can honestly recommed . Good mixture of privacy, control and painlessness. Basically a shell on a shared host with mailserver setup, you can use dotqmail, maildrop, etc. Hosted in Germany, so good data protection & privacy regulations. Unfortunately, some documentation seems to be only available in German... Worth checking out (some of their staff is in the fediverse), but you've probably decided already. uberspace.de/en/

@sir It's one of those hosters where asking why Chromium shows that TLS security could be improved, gets the founder to write you a multi-page Email explaining that security is fine, up to modern standards, and its more important to avoid Java 7 clients breaking. :)

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