Email is one of the most fundamental pieces of identity on the internet. This page contains a curated list of links to service providers that I've played with. The goals I have in mind when looking at email providers are:
- Can I sign up for an account with Tor, or do I get stopped-out by Captchas and other tor-unfriendly obstacles?
- Do I need a pre-existing email address in order to sign up for the service?
- If a paid service, can I pay with a cryptocurrency (preferably BCH)?
Hosts Matching Above Criteria:
None. I have yet to find a single email host that meet the three criteria above. If you know of any that do, please reach out to me on Twitter.
- protonmail.ch - Requires cell phone or use of Paypal or Credit Card to verify humanity. Does not allow cryptocurrency.
- posteo.de - Cash payment option, but no cryptocurrency payment option.
- fastmail.com - blocks signup with a captcha.
- kolabnow.com - requires a pre-existing email address.
- mailbox.org - blocks signup with a captcha.
- mxroute.com - Requires a pre-registered domain name. Maybe feasible after this hurdle is overcome?
- outlook.com - Requires a cell phone to receive text messages.
- runbox.com - blocks signup with a captcha.
- openmailbox.org - blocks signup with a captcha.
- torguard.net - Looked good at first, but kept navigating me in circles without the ability to create or pay for account.