Alternatives to Gmail for all platforms with any license

  • ProtonMail

    Secure email with absolutely no compromises, brought to you by MIT and CERN scientists. Swiss Based ProtonMail is incorporated in Switzerland and our servers are...

    • Protonmail is free, open-source, encrypted (more private). Lacks: calendar & good contacts feature, but these are in the pipeline. Protonmail cannot by design data-mine your software for it's own profit; Gmail makes it's money by violating your privacy that way. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 18 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Built-in encryption and open source? what else could you ask for? Guest • Feb 2017 • 17 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • More secure reliable than gmail.Also beautiful UI it's open source,free... wookahn624Jun 2017 • 10 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • ProtonMail is wonderful. It's intended for professional and small-scale personal use though. Free accounts only get 500 mb storage, so it's not an all-purpose email platform like Gmail. TheCEOofDoodleCoJun 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Reliable email service with greatly improved user privacy. rickyipcwMar 2016 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Secure, don't sell your data to show ads andrewbellOct 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's an encrypted email service based in Switzerland that protects your private data. irinamarcopolJun 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • ProtonMail respects user privacy, unlike Gmail. Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • is super secure and open source buchtySmakemApr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Protonmail is encrypted, has a (limited but not so much) free version, is open source and user friendly Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • An Absolutely Perfect fix and permanent replacement to the lack of security and privacy that Gmail Offers. GMAIL TRACKS YOUR EVERY EMAIL. With ProtonMail every Message is encrypted so that only you and the message receiver are able to view the message. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • its not by google and its private and it isnt profiling you and collecting and selling your data and discriminating against you for your political views Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • One of the best options if you are concerned about privacy and want to de-Google your life. PavlinaKellerovaNov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • More secure, and still offers free accounts. lazysami00Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Because it respects privacy and it's faster than Gmail. Guest • Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Web Android iPhone iPad

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  • Tutanota

    Tutanota is a free and open source web-mail client that focuses on privacy and security. It has open source iOS and an Android apps. The Android app is published on...

    • Tutanota is a good Gmail replacement for most of the same reasons Protonmail is: Your email is stored encrypted on Tutanota servers in a way that neither they nor any potential hackers can decipher it. This means your emails can't be scanned to profile you and sell your private information for profit, which is how Gmail makes its money. Tutanota also enables encrypted email communication which Gmail does not. It's user friendly and more features are on the way. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 7 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tutanota is the best choice, because it is simple and run by an awesome team. Even the Premium prices are very affordable. onuniJan 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I've tried some encrypted emails to replace Gmail, it turned out that Tutanota is perfect. All services accepted it without any problems, all messages arrived fast and the free plan gives 1GB of space. Also, the paid plans are generous and cheap. marriemullerDec 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight GUI to the browser and the user, fast, secure and can manage custom domains. yieldMar 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is a very good free client. It gives you lots of functionality even at no cost. Guest • Jan 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tutanota is a great email provider with very good encryption (it uses end-to-end encryption like Signal – i.e. they cannot read your emails/gife them to the government, Gmail can!) and they don't sell any data. It is also very easy to use, it has a very nice app, a desktop client and a web client. There is really no reason why you wouldn't want to use it :) justinterestedJan 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal $ $ $ Open Source Web Android iPhone iPad F-Droid

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  •, part of Office Online (not to be confused with Microsoft Office Outlook ), is a...

    • It lets you create alias under the same account and is a better email client if you use Microsoft Office. Incoming mails can be better classified and is more proffesional. Guest • Apr 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very powerful, and well integrated to all my devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac…). I like the alias features, which allows me to use alternative addresses for some activities (I set a rule so they arrive in a different folder). Guest • Jul 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Outlook is the Microsoft equivalent of Gmail. jeanchristophe2Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Inbox by Gmail

    Built on everything that we've learned from Gmail, Inbox is a fresh start that goes beyond email to help you get back to what matters. Bundles, because some...

    • It is an email client, not an email provider. Guest • Apr 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Web Android iPhone Chrome OS iPad ... Chrome

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  • FastMail

    Email, calendars, and contacts to highest standards of security, privacy and reliability.

    • Fastmail is an Australian email company that is a complete Gmail killer: 1) You pay with money, not your privacy (they don't data-mine or sell your data); 2) Full replacement for email, calendar, contact - including mobile app. 3) 2 factor authentication (Yubikey & others), infinite catch-all email addresses, file storage. Brilliant Gmail replacement. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FastMail is the most professional mail service out there, the only problem with FastMail over Gmail is that they do not have good html template support yet, besides that, Gmail does not stand a chance. Guest • Mar 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Zoho Mail

    Zoho Mail is a webmail service built with the needs of a modern business in mind. It provides features for business users to communicate effectively while catering to...

    • Zoho Mail provides almost as many features as Gmail while not scanning your emails for ADs services. rickyipcwMar 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Zoho delivers everything GMail does + more! If you setup a free business account you have awesome spam control capabilities. + The sending IP address of Zoho Mail ( is listed on none, *none* (0 of 130) DNSBL (DNS Blacklist)! While the sending IP addess of Gmail ( is listed on 8/130 Spam Filter Lists, because Gmail is being misused by a lot of Spamers! This easily results into your Email NOT getting received at your destination!!! I am speaking from experience. Wagn3rAug 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone

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  • Mailpile

    Mailpile is a modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features. The development of Mailpile is funded by a large community of backers and...

    • Mailpile is a mail client not provider Guest • Nov 2015 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is mail client, not a mail provider Guest • Jan 2019 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... OpenPGP

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  • Posteo

    Web- and IMAP-based email service. 2GB cost 1€/month. Information is hosted on encrypted hard drives. Electricity from renewable resources is used.

    • Posteo has very good data encryption and privacy. Guest • Feb 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very comprehensive privacy, affordable price and sustainable practice. Also provide interface for notes, calendars and contacts sync. ZakhamApr 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The most secure and private email on the market. As such, there is not free version. This is a good thing, it means they are not making money with your information. lazysami00Apr 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Love Posteo - very good encryption and very affordable: you pay with money, not with your data. If they also supported own domains, I'd move my professional mail there as well. ArianaMar 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Web

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  • offers a secure e-mail account for home and business use. The domain name,, is easy to remember and can be understood anywhere in the world....

    • At the moment, is probably the best Gmail alternative: 1) You pay for the service with money, not your privacy (no data mining), 2) Excellent integration of encryption, 3) excellent Calendar and Contacts (not on mobile yet), 4) Yubikey 2FA, 5) Data stored in Germany (better privacy laws). JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Best Gmail replacement at the moment. You get all the suite functions like the calendar, address book, cloud space, apps for a fair cheap price and the priceless privacy policy and encryption without losing IMAP capabilities as with some even more privacy focused email providers like Protonmail and Tutanota. madmonkJan 2019 Disagree   Agree

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Gmail Comments

Comment by Mickets
about Gmail · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 9 Helpful Report as spam

Google has your Mail, Calendar, interests,... all your life.


good, now everything is simpler

Comment by em4020
about Gmail · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I refreshed this website 2 times at 21:27, and then I saw my comment 3 times with time stamp 14:57 instead 1 x with stamp after 20:00. There must be a bug in the software. Now it is 22:00 in Austria. Let us see, what the time stamp will be.

Comment by mariatsarouva
about Gmail · Aug 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

At least it's good for registration on most of the sites in comparison with unsecured Protonmail

Comment by adamwiman
about Gmail · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

The app I use to manage both my private and business email every day, works great both on desktop and on mobile.


I have been using it for about 4 years. The design is so appealing and is in constant improvement and it is easy to use. Moreover, every year Google add useful features like auto composing. By the way @adamwiman since you are a user of this website, I would really appreciate some feedback for my review of this site, I just started a Youtube Channel. Here is the review -

Comment by em4020
about Gmail · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

GMail Search now searches simultaneously in all Mails and in all Google Docs
GMail Labs offers a new very useful & unique feature(1):
Google Apps search (in GMail) (from the Google Apps team) is an Advanced Search to search simultaneously in all your Google Emails and Google Docs and Google Sites. The Google Apps search quickly finds the most relevant documents and websites and displays them on the Gmail search results together with the matching EMails.
This is a unique service, where Google is many steps ahead compared with all other EMail-services showing Googles leadership and creativity in innovative internet technologies.
Features other Mail-Services, which I miss with " Google Mail" (2,3):
Since the possibility of changing the order of the email filters (4) is missing, I manually must position the last filters, which emails automatically forward to other addresses dependently of labels, which were assigned in other filters, by repeated storing to the last place again and again.
Changing of bad subject headings in received emails for easier finding E-Mails again is not possible (5).
Storing of emails as text file is only possible over the detour "Save Frame as", however the text of mails is changed by using this method (6).


Comment by Aaron
about Gmail · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

I personally dont care for this email. It does good, but the attachments dont attach until you send an email.. so if it has a problem while attaching you have to resend your email again after fixing it. it does pretty good, and has some nice features, but I am not really impressed. I do like that it has POP account, that is the only highpoint for me.


works fine

Comment by sebastiandowny
about Gmail · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

it has always worked fine for me, wouldn't change it


very useful

Comment by markcarandini
about Gmail · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

i think this is a very usefull tool, it has everything connected.

Comment by cy2k
about Gmail · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

the best, hands down. Don't bother with any other webmail platform.

Comment by Raithlin
about Gmail · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

Gmail works well on its own, but even better is the Google Apps for your Domain implementation, along with the other Google offerings.



Comment by louisbeckler784
about Gmail · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful -3 Helpful Report as spam

i really like gmail. i use it all the time, works great.


The Best

Comment by robertmoon
about Gmail · May 2016 · Helpful Not helpful -3 Helpful Report as spam

The best I've ever seen really great.



Comment by kursach777
about Gmail · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful -3 Helpful Report as spam

Best ever seen mail tool!


Very good

Comment by bbrberkmann
about Gmail · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful -3 Helpful Report as spam

The best way for me