Top features

Everything your private and secure mailbox needs is here

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    World-class encryption

    Protect your confidential messages from interception – send encrypted emails to anyone, even if the recipient doesn’t use encryption.

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    Use your own domain


    Send and receive secure email from your own email domain. For example,

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    20GB of storage

    Keep all your important messages safely stored in one place. With StartMail, you'll never have to worry about running out of space.

  • Icon of an envelope and two characters in the colors yellow and orange, representing one of StartMail's top features: Group Subscription

    Manage multiple users with group subscriptions

    Add your family or team members to StartMail and enjoy discounted rates for additional email inboxes.

  • Icon of two masks in the colors blue and purple, representing one of StartMail's top features: Unlimited Aliases

    Protect your inbox with unlimited email aliases

    Keep your real address safe from spam and phishing by generating unlimited disposable email addresses on the fly.

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    Fast, friendly, and effective customer support

    If you need help, our friendly support team is available 24/7 to answer your questions. In addition, you will find further helpful tips and information in our support center.

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    Access on any device

    Use StartMail with your favorite email client like AppleMail, Outlook or Thunderbird on desktop and mobile, or try our fast and intuitive webmail. Enjoy the freedom to choose what suits you best, wherever you are.

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Migrating Emails and Contacts to StartMail

Easy migration without technical expertise

Switching email provider can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Our email and contact migration tool makes the process simple and worry-free. With just a few clicks, you can transfer all of your important emails and contacts to your new StartMail account and set up email forwarding for 30 days after the switch. No more manual data entry or lost messages.


We believe that privacy is a fundamental human right – that's why protecting your personal information is our top priority.

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    No ads, no tracking

    Your privacy is our top priority. We don't track your email activity, serve ads, or sell your data. You're in control of your data at all times.

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    Unlimited aliases

    Unique extra email addresses you can create and delete at any time. Help to keep your main address exclusive, and prevent spam and phishing.

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    One-click burner aliases

    Ideal for when you need an email to download a white paper or sign up for a service but don't want to share your personal email. Generated with a simple click and automatically disappears after one hour.

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    Compliant with GDPR for European data protection

    Our headquarters and servers are located in the Netherlands, ensuring that your emails and data are protected by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the world's highest privacy standard.

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    Pay with Bitcoin

    If you choose to pay annually, you can do so anonymously with Bitcoin. Contact us to receive the Bitcoin price and the address to which you can transfer the payment.

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    Instant email deletion

    When you delete an email from your trash folder, it's gone instantly. Rest easy knowing you have complete control over your data.


Benefit from world-class encryption that ensures your confidential messages remain secure and private.

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    PGP encrypted emails

    We make it easy to keep your emails secure with PGP encryption. With just one click, you can encrypt your email with PGP and ensure that only the intended recipients can read your message.

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    Password protected email

    Send encrypted emails securely to anyone, anywhere. Even if the recipient does not use encryption, we allow you to set a password for them to receive and reply to your encrypted emails.

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    Verify sent email with a PGP signature

    Want to prove that your email is authentic? Sign your email with a PGP signature and provide your recipients with the assurance that your message is genuine.

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    End-to-end-encryption via IMAP

    With OpenPGP, you can configure your IMAP mail client to use end-to-end encryption.

Block tracking, spam and ads

Say goodbye to ads and tracking with StartMail's advanced privacy tools.

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    No ads, no tracking

    Your privacy is our top priority. We don't track your email activity, serve ads, or sell your data. You're in control of your data at all times.

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    Block tracking pixels

    We protect your privacy by blocking tracking pixels, which are often used to monitor your email activity. By default we hide senders’ external images. You have the option to display images from trusted senders.

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    Malicious link protection

    Stay safe online with our built-in malicious link protection. We'll warn you if you click on an external link and show you the full web address, so you can decide whether to proceed or not.

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    Say goodbye to spam

    Tired of spam cluttering your inbox? Our personal and private spam filter allows you to train it to recognize and redirect new spam emails out of your inbox. Enjoy a cleaner and more organized inbox.

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    Hidden IP addresses

    Emails you send contain headers that include your IP address. We hide the IP address to prevent you from being tracked.


We take your privacy and security seriously. Learn how we keep your data safe.

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    Self-hosted servers in the Netherlands

    Your data is not sent flying through the cloud, but is securely stored on our self-hosted servers located in the Netherlands. Our data center is ISO 27001 certified and complies with the EU’s GDPR, which are the world’s strictest privacy regulations.

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    Encrypted data

    Your data is encrypted within a personal vault, ensuring that your sensitive information remains safe from prying eyes. Plus, we use secure TLS connections wherever possible to guarantee your messages are encrypted during transit.

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    Account access with 2FA

    We offer two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your account from unauthorized access. This means that even if someone gains knowledge of your password, they won't be able to access your account without your verification device.

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    Strong password policy

    We are dedicated to keeping your account secure. That's why we enforce strong password policies, requiring you to create a unique and robust password to prevent unauthorized access.

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    Account recovery

    Forgetting your password can be frustrating. That's why we make account recovery easy. Set up your preferred recovery method (a one-time use code, alternative email address, or both) to quickly and easily recover your account.

Simplified email management

Streamline your email experience with StartMail's inbox organization tools.

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    Inbox customization

    Choose how you want to view your inbox. Read your emails with the classic layout or decrease the spacing to quickly scan through your messages. Protect your eyes with our built-in dark mode.

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    Email on your mobile device

    A smooth, responsive interface that works on every modern mobile device and smartphone. Easy access to your mailbox whether you are at home or on the go.

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    Effortlessly find any email

    Our advanced search tool helps you find any email you are looking for. Whether you need a simple search or more advanced filtering, we've got you covered!

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    Organize your inbox with filters

    Create filters to automatically sort your emails into specific folders and keep your inbox neat and tidy.

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    Seamlessly migrate emails and contacts

    Easily transfer your contacts and emails from other providers with just a few clicks.

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    Works with any email app

    StartMail works with your favorite email app, such as Thunderbird, Outlook, or Apple Mail. Full IMAP/SMTP access for your ultimate freedom.

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    Email a group of contacts

    Create contact groups for your family, clients, or friends. When you want to email the group, simply type the group name as the recipient and send the message.

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    Whether you're off on vacation or simply need some uninterrupted downtime, Auto-Reply notifies anyone who is trying to reach you that you're temporarily unavailable.

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    Block list

    If you receive a message from an unwanted address, you have the ability to discard it. Our improved spam filtering will automatically block future messages from the same unwanted sender.

Meet our customers

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    The perfect solution for families and teams

    Group subscriptions

    Looking for a secure and reliable email service for your family or team? Our group subscriptions offer discounted rates for additional email accounts, making it easy and affordable to invite your loved ones or colleagues to join StartMail.

    Frequently asked questions

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      Release notes

      Learn about what has recently been added to our product and what we are working on.

      Release notes
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      Looking for product support? Visit our support center or submit a request to our dedicated team.

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      Check out our latest articles, guides, or news about privacy on our blog.


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    We protect your data, activity, and privacy with state-of-the-art security and technology.

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