Tutanota is an independent privacy-friendly ad-free email provider. You can follow them at:
Their website is at https://tutanota.com.
Their free open source app is available on @fdroidorg, Google Play and App Store. It's also available for Linux, Mac and Windows.
Tutanota's income comes from user subscriptions, they don't sell people's data.
They support 2FA and end-to-end encryption, with e2ee by default.
@FediFollows @Tutanota @fdroidorg just FYI Tutanota is not fully open source. Their server is still proprietary (if this has changed I would love to be wrong here) and so you are still having to trust them totally that they are telling the truth since the server code can not be looked at. There are fully open options like SOGo https://www.sogo.nu that are indeed fully open and GPL
here is a comment from Tutanota from over a year ago about this
@FediFollows SOGo is like Mastodon or Peetube in that it is the software and then you have to find an instance that suits you. I use gandi.net as my domain registrar and it comes with a mail server running SOGo for free. Been using it for many years now and haven't had any issues with them.
@FediFollows SOGo doesn't offer built in encryption like Tutanota does but I just looked and Posteo does so maybe a better one to advertise?
"Our servers are located in data centres in three German cities – Frankfurt, Bielefeld and Berlin. They are powered with 100% energy from Greenpeace Energy. All Posteo servers exclusively use open source software, for security reasons."
Yeah, if you can self-host email then that may well be the best option 👍
(But ad-free indie providers like Tutanota are still much much better than Gmail.)
Posteo aren't on the Fediverse, so I can't really recommend them with this account. Sorry :/
@FediFollows I am not talking about selfhosting. gandi.net is the hoster. For Gandi you have to pay for a domain but then it comes with already set up SOGo install linked to your domain. I am not recommending anyone self host email. Do you only make posts about stuff that has a fediverse presence? thats cool I didn't know that.
@liaizon @FediFollows though if you host your emails with any hosting provider you also need to trust them with your data. An E2E-encrypted solution like @Tutanota provides or self-hosting on your own hardware are the only options to be reasonably sure that nobody else can read your (stored) emails.
The main problem with Tutanota/Protonmail IMHO is not the proprietary backend but the lack of E2E-encrypted interoperability with other services which I really hope will improve.
the personal instance of Liaizon Wakest