3 Gmail alternatives for Android which respects privacy

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Last updated: January 2, 2023

Find a Gmail alternative Android is a gesture worth making. You must judge a messenger Android about its encryption methods, how it is financed and the location of its servers.

If you are looking to replace gmail by secure messaging and which respects your privacy, here are some interesting options which may suit you perfectly.

Protonmail

Protonmail is an encrypted open source messaging for Android created in 2013 at CERN. This application Android offers end-to-end encryption of your email exchanges, without anyone being able to take a prying look. The company itself is unable to read user messages.

Protonmail offers a French version with ergonomics and functionality similar to Gmail. Except that its servers are located in two locations in Switzerland, outside the jurisdictions of the United States and the European Union.

As of January 2017, it has over 2 million registered users and over 5 million users as of November 2017.

Features

  • Price : Free. Premium accounts available.
  • Storage : 500MB with the free plan. Up to 20GB with premium accounts.
  • Country of origin : Swiss
  • Available in French : Yes

Download ProtonMail for Android

TutaNote

Tutanota, a web-based messaging Germany here end-to-end encryption of your emails and which incorporates a clever solution to communicate with those who do not use it.

In fact for recipients, who do not use Tutanota, a notification is sent with a link to a temporary Tutanota account. After entering a previously exchanged password, the recipient can read the message and respond in an end-to-end encrypted manner.

Unlike other email providers, Tutanota does not use OpenPGP encryption and does not support IMAP, POP or SMTP protocols. This means that it is not compatible with other email service providers. Instead, Tutanota uses its own encryption.

Features

  • Price : Free. Premium accounts available.
  • Storage : 1GB with the free plan. Up to 1TB with the premium account.
  • Country of origin : Germany
  • Available in French : Yes

Download Tutanota for Android

Mailfence

Mailfence is a alternative to Gmail for Android. Created in 2013 and managed in Belgium by the company ContactOffice, Mailfence offers the OpenPGP encryption and has functionality similar to Google Calendar and Google Docs

The messaging also offers POP/IMAP and Exchange ActiveSync but also the possibility of using your own domain name. However, unlike other private email providers, its code is not open-source.

Features

  • Price : Free. Premium accounts available.
  • Storage : 500MB of email and 500MB of documents with the free plan. Up to 20GB with the premium account.
  • Country of origin : Belgium
  • Available in French : Yes

Download Mailfence for Android