Secure email hosting provider?

JustAnotherNomad

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Can somebody recommend a good email hosting provider in a jurisdiction where it's difficult to make them hand over the mailbox contents? Ideally they would let me change my MX records to use their MTA without transferring the domain to them. Good spam protection is a plus.
I've heard good things about Icelandic Web Hosting with Free Speech | OrangeWebsite - but I didn't find their support that great when I asked them if they could let me keep the domain at a different provider and only use them for email hosting.
Any other suggestions?
Anonymity is not so important. I just want to make it harder to get access to my email contents. Zero-knowledge encrypted inbox storage would be ideal.
 

JustAnotherNomad

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Ah, right, I remember trying that out, but I didn't like it because there was no IMAP option. (Yes, I understand why, but still.)
Their own iOS app was a PITA to use. I'd like to use the iOS email client.
 

mange38

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What is your budget for this kind of service? I could set up something custom for you.
 

JustAnotherNomad

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Thank you for offering, but I'm not looking for a custom solution. Just regular email hosting in a country where they don't give out my inbox without a court order would already be a big improvement over what I currently have.
 

mange38

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You can take a look at Hýsing - 1984 Vefhýsing but I think you'll have the same problem as with Orange.

Perhaps you could register a random domain and add the current one as well, just don't change the A/AAAA records in DNS.
 

JustAnotherNomad

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Orange actually told me they could do it, but their support wasn't very friendly and it took several emails back and forth to make them understand what I want. Not exactly what I'd expect from a hoster.

Do you have any experience with 1984?
 

mange38

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Personally no but 1948 is regarded as one of the best hosts in Iceland.
 

Marie Manila

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Ah, right, I remember trying that out, but I didn't like it because there was no IMAP option. (Yes, I understand why, but still.)
You can use the official Protonmail-Bridge (available for Windows, Linux and MacOS).
It acts as a gateway on your local PC and provides IMAP and SMTP for you locally.

I am not sure, if the bridge is also working for free users or if you have to use a payed plan.
By the way, usually there are great offers for ProtonMail on Black Friday, if you plan to upgrade. ;)
 

JustAnotherNomad

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I don't think I would be able to use the IMAP bridge outside of my PC though.
But they said they're working on a new mobile app - hopefully that will be better.
 

Machisko

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Think it would be great to contact kvchosting.net team and tell your requirements. They know what they do and they will find a perfect hosting fit for you. ;)
 

JustAnotherNomad

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Mailfence also looks like a good option, thanks. Note, however, that they log all IP addresses. They will strip them from emails and emails are encrypted, but they will hand out IP addresses if given a court order.
 

ivan1911

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You can try tutanota , true anonymous account as you don't need to give your phone no for code or email , proton mail uses it.. only as hash but still...

If you use say Nord VPN from day 1 while opening tutanota and keep using VPN then chances someone connects it to you are almost zero...

Further more tutanota encypts subject line as well and there's an app for Android on fdroid , means you don't even need to dl the app o se Google services...

Plus if you want premium , it's like 12€ per year and if I'm not mistaken you can use btc to pay...
 
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