Many Internet users today wish to have an anonymous email account. We will show you here what you should bear in mind and how you can really protect your mails from unwelcome readers.
The really anonymous email communication
The best way to communicate anonymously and securely via email is to encrypt the email itself on your own computer. For this purpose you should use PGP encryption. We have created practical tips for you on how to use this under Thunderbird or Outlook.
The email account used for this purpose you create with false data at a freemail provider like GoogleMail or GMX. You can also surf the Tor network to hide your true identity. However, you will have to surf the Tor network every time you send and open your email program.
After all, it's not that easy to write truly anonymous email. However, if you just want to encrypt the contents of the emails, you should use PGP encryption.
You can send and receive your mail completely anonymously using the paid service Posteo. No data is collected during registration. All mails and other data are transmitted and stored in encrypted form on Posteo's servers, so it is not possible to hand them over to authorities. The mail service costs 1 Euro per month. You can send the money anonymously by letter to Berlin.
Receive and send mails via external e-mails
Free of charge and much faster you solve the problem via a disposable e-mail. These are mail addresses created in a few seconds, which you can use to receive and send messages relatively anonymously.