Social and communication
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Encrypting emails do not also encrypt the metadata. This includes To, From, CC, Date, and Subject. Use instant messengers if you need total 100% encryption.
- ProtonMail - Free or paid (via credit/debit, PayPal, or bitcoin). Zero access encryption. Open source. Has a .onion link. based in Switzerland. Paid options include aliases and access to a solid VPN (based on my experience).
- Tutanota - Free or paid (via credit or PayPal). Encrypted. Paid benefits include aliases and custom domains. based in Germany.
- RiseUp - Free (requires invite code). Encrypted. Has a .onion link. Aliases. No logs. Pro-activist.
- Disroot - free (you must complete a questionaire) or paid (via bank deposit, Patreon, PayPal, bitcoin, or faircoin). Account includes a large number of other services. Encrypted but not zero access. Doesn't store IPs. Logs are deleted after 24 hours. VPN/Tor allowed. Based in Netherlands. Pro-activist.
- Mailbox - Paid only (via mail, bank transfer, credit, or PayPal). Zero access encryption. Supports aliases. Comes with cloud storage (also encrypted). Based in Germany + exclusively powered by renewable energy.
- CTemplar - free (requires an invite code) or paid. doesn't store IPs. anonymous. can be paid with Monero. has a .onion link. open source.
- Posteo - Paid only (via mail, credit/debit, bank transfer, or PayPal). supports alias + mailing list creation. Based in Germany + exclusively powered by renewable energy.
- StartMail - Paid only (via Visa/MasterCard/Amex, PayPal, or bitcoin). Zero access encryption at rest. Aliases. Image proxies. Based in Netherlands.
- Mailfence - Free or paid. Encrypted. Based in belgium.
- Cock.li - Not secure at all, but useful if you want a silly email address for unimportant stuff.
- Fastmail - self-hosted email service
- 10MinuteMail - disposable email
- Emaildrop - disposable email
- Nada - disposable email
- Smailpro - disposable email
- Thunderbird - open-source email client by Mozilla
- Confidant - open-source email client
- ElectronMail - unofficial desktop ProtonMail client
- Pretty Easy Privacy - encryption plugin for email clients
- Signal - more secure than Telegram (Telegram does not encrypt data by default). You can send and recieve SMS through the app interface as well. Is, notably, recommended and used by Edward Snowden.
- Threema - swiss-based encrypted open source messenger. one-time-payment of $3. doesnt require any personal info to create an account.
- Telegram - messenger. only 1-on-1 messages can be encrypted. you can also send any files of any size.
- Matrix Decentralized, encrypted communication. Very Discord-like.
- Wire - encrypted collaboration app.
- Tox - open source peer-to-peer messenger. "Tox has no central servers that can be raided, shut down, or forced to turn over data."
- Stealthy - encrypted messaging app and decentralized with blockchain.
- Session - encrypted messenger that removes metadata. Phone number isnt required to make an account.
- Briar - peer-to-peer encrypted mobile messenger.
- Hexchat - IRC client
- JustDeleteMe - how to delete your accounts on different sites.
- Mastodon - Twitter alternative. Decentralized, federated, open source microblogging service. Most promising and widely used on the list.
- PixelFed - open source, federated Instagram alternative.
- Keybase - encrypted messaging, file sharing, and git.
- Scuttlebutt - open source decentralized social media.
- Write.as - open source and privacy-based writing/blogging platform.
- FreeTube - desktop YouTube client that uses the Indvidious API.
- PeerTube - decentralized YouTube alternative.
- D.tube - YouTube alternative
- FriendProject - old school social media very similar to 2000s MySpace/Facebook
- Friendica - decentralized Facebook alternative
- Diaspora - Google+/Facebook alternative
- Aether - Reddit alternative
- Bitchute is another YouTube alternative, but I don't recommend it because it's closed source and centralized. Also the only people who seem to use it are conspiracy theorist nutjobs lol