Been using Gmail, GMX and Lavabit until recently. Now I have deleted all my Gmail and GMX accounts, Lavabit, unfortunately, got shut down. For business I get a lot of unencrypted email sent by companies, partly with my personal details and address in it (order confirmations mostly). What email provider is best to use for this sort of communication? There is no way, unfortunately, to ask all these companies to start using encryption for this type of email, however it would be a dream come true if companies would do this. What free or paid provider is decent enough to receive these sort of emails? My main business is in Europe, so perhaps a service that has servers outside of the US? I hate Gmail for the fact they scan your emails for keywords. Never used FaceBook and half a year into using Gmail for the business emails mentioned above, I searched for the email ID, without the @gmail at the end, and searches showed a FaceBook page with a person's name being very very similar to mine, though I never have and will use FaceBook. Made me very angry. So ideally I want to avoid something like this in the future. Altogether it seems with all the surveillance going on, having a normal email provider for either business or friends, without wanting other people to read the contents or scan for keywords for ads is not possible at all. Given this fact, what email provider would you recommend, free or paid, for receiving and sending everyday business emails? About email for friends? How do you do it? Most of my friends don't want to use encryption, so either I don't email with them any more or the contents are not personal at all. Though it would be nice to be able to send photos or exchange news about life in private with them without them having to do too much IT work. What is your approach to this situation? Any help or input is very much welcome. I am still in the process of deciding for a new email provider. Many thanks for your help. edit: What about runbox.com, are they OK?