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Exclusively for Startpage users - get 50% OFF your StartMail account!

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Secure email from the founders of Startpage

StartMail is a privacy-first email service that keeps your inbox safe.

After successfully founding Startpage in 2006, we continued our mission to protect people’s online privacy by creating a fully private email solution. StartMail was launched in 2013.

Sending email is structurally unsafe. It’s like sending a postcard - which makes snooping easy. With StartMail you can enjoy secure, ad-free email communication without surveillance.

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    Protected by the world’s strictest privacy regulations
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    State-of-the-art Security
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    No Ads, no tracking

    Break free from Big Tech

    Unlike Big Tech email providers, we don't make money off tracking your email activity, profiling you or serving intrusive ads. Startmail will never serve you ads, and protects you from identity theft, spam and phishing attacks.

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    Unlimited aliases

    Protect yourself with anonymous aliases

    Need to provide an email address to sign up for an online service but want to protect your real identity? With StartMail you can generate unlimited disposable email addresses on the fly. Keeping your identity safe and your main email address free of spam.

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    Encrypted emails

    Keep your email between you and your recipients

    Unencrypted email can be intercepted, and sensitive data can easily land in the wrong hands. With StartMail you can send encrypted emails to anyone, even if the recipient doesn’t use encryption. This ensures that other people can’t read your confidential messages, ever.

Keep your email safe with StartMail

An email service built by the founders of Startpage - the world’s most private search engine

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Why StartMail?

Watch our video to learn about the benefits!

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"We believe that Privacy is a fundamental human right worth fighting for and your personal data should not be collected without your knowledge and consent. We created StartMail to keep your email safe from the prying eyes of Big Tech and Big Brother."

Robert Beens

Popular features

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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.

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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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    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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    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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    Seamlessly migrate emails and contacts

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

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    Great customer support

    If you need help, we are there for you. Our support team consists of humans who use StartMail daily - no chatbots found here.

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Don’t just take our word for it

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The real price of free email

There are plenty of so-called “free” email services, but they aren’t really free. You pay with your privacy. Big Tech companies are creating detailed profiles of our personal lives and making billions by selling our data. They save your private messages and information, even after you delete it. This opens you up to intrusive ads, identity theft, spam and phishing attacks!

  • 89%

    of people do not want their data used for personalized ads.

    StartMail puts you back in control - no tracking, profiling, or intrusive ads.

  • 70%

    of phishing emails are opened by their targets.

    StartMail warns you every time you click an external link to protect you from phishing attempts and keep your personal data safe.

  • 85%

    of all emails are spam.

    StartMail lets you create disposable email addresses for every service you sign up for. This protects your inbox from spam and helps identify where data has been leaked.


Simple pricing for premium privacy

Best Deal

All plans include:

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    No ads, no tracking
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    Unlimited aliases
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    Send encrypted emails to anyone
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Dutch and proud

European privacy, at its best

StartMail is headquartered in the Netherlands, which means that your emails and data are protected by European privacy legislation (GDPR) - the strongest privacy laws in the world. Of course, our servers are located here too.

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Private email you can trust

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

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