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Free Gmail Alternatives

The best free alternative to Gmail is Proton Mail, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Gmail and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Gmail are Tutanota, Outlook.com, Yandex.Mail and Zoho Mail.

Gmail alternatives are mainly WebMail Providers but may also be Email Clients or Calendar Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Gmail.
This page was last updated Mar 29, 2022
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  1. Secure email with absolutely no compromises, brought to you by MIT and CERN scientists.

    Proton Mail vs Gmail opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Proton Mail is a great alternative to Gmail.
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    wookahn624

    More secure reliable than gmail.Also beautiful UI it's open source,free...

    Top positive comment  about 5 years ago
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    JohnFastman

    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.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    Does not support POP/IMAP, forget about using it on Thunderbird or your favorite email client.

    Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago
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    dotonion

    Because of its privacy and powerful emailing platform!

    Positive comment 8 months ago
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    Sandro_Linux

    Privacy respected and just better than gmail in so many ways

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    RemovedUser

    What makes ProtonMail the best alternative to Gmail? It is more secure, private, no invasive ads, no surveillance and lot more.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    It has great encryption and is very easy to switch to. Would totally recommend!

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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  2. 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.

    Tutanota vs Gmail opinions
    Most users think Tutanota is a great alternative to Gmail.
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    RemovedUser

    Privacy-respecting company, and has open source client

    Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago
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    RemovedUser

    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.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    bybbo

    Replaced successfully G.Calendar G.Contacts for me. Cheap privacy first services with no compromise on the ease of use.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Very nice minimalist ui and great security features

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    Does not support POP/IMAP, you will not be able to use it with Thunderbird or another email client.

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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    justinterested

    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 :)

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    This is a very good free client. It gives you lots of functionality even at no cost.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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  3. Outlook.com

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Chrome OS

    Outlook.com, part of Office Online (not to be confused with Microsoft Office Outlook ), is a webmail service from Microsoft, successor of Hotmail.

    Outlook.com vs Gmail opinions
    Most users think Outlook.com is a great alternative to Gmail.
    jeanchristophe2

    Outlook is the Microsoft equivalent of Gmail.

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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    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.

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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    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).

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    Outlook is better for privacy

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  4. Yandex.Mail

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • Android Wear

    Yandex.Mail for mobile is an inbox in your pocket which provides secure protection from spam and viruses.

    Yandex.Mail vs Gmail opinions
    Most users think Yandex.Mail is a great alternative to Gmail.
    Sandro_Linux

    It is free and gets the job done

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Full service and no spying.

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  5. Zoho Mail is an integrated email suite for modern enterprises, complete with Calendar, Notes, Tasks, Contacts, and Bookmarks.

    Zoho Mail vs Gmail opinions
    Most users think Zoho Mail is a great alternative to Gmail.
    rickyipcw

    Zoho Mail provides almost as many features as Gmail while not scanning your emails for ADs services.

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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    Zoho is a software company that develops a range of business, collaboration and productivity applications with worldwide office. Has growth +2% in 2020.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Wagn3r

    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 (135.84.80.217) is listed on none, none (0 of 130) DNSBL (DNS Blacklist)! While the sending IP addess of Gmail (209.85.128.173) 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.
    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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  6. Disroot is a platform providing online services based on principles of freedom, privacy, federation and decentralization.

    Almost everyone thinks Disroot is a great alternative to Gmail.
  7. GMX

    • FreeProprietary
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    • Android
    • iPhone
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    GMX Mail is a German-based free webmail service provided by GMX (Global Mail Exchange). In addition to an e-mail address, each GMX account includes a Mail Collector, Address Book, Organizer, and File Storage.

    GMX vs Gmail opinions
    Most users think GMX is a great alternative to Gmail.

    German professionalism, precision, and perfection. It is like having a Mercedes.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  8. mail.com provides its users with an customized selection of unique domains to pair with their desired address at no cost.

    mail.com vs Gmail opinions
    Almost everyone thinks mail.com is a great alternative to Gmail.
    AndyYoung

    With the multiple handler choices, you can get OG mail addresses which are unavailable on gmail. Example: firstname.lastname@mail . com. Simple as that

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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  9. Windows 10 has Mail and Calendar apps already built in.

  10. We believe that Internet privacy is an absolute and definitive right. Online privacy matters and is just as important as offline privacy. Some people say that the loss of privacy is the price we must pay for security.

    Mailfence vs Gmail opinions
    Most users think Mailfence is a great alternative to Gmail.
    AmkiTakk

    Privacy-oriented and based in Belgium, which ensures your data isn't being sold to anyone. No ads. Overall better performance on the web client. Free plan already offers a plethora of useful features, although you can get more if you pick one of the (cheap) paid plans.

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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    erjonalku

    The main advantage is the security. Mailfence uses encrypted email, respects more the privacy of their customers.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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