free email providers

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by arran, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. arran

    arran Registered Member

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    does anyone know of an email service provider that doesn't require phone verification? I want to create a free simple email account, but the ones I have tried requires phone number verification.
     
  2. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    Have you tried GMX? I don't recall needing phone verification when I created mine, although that was a while ago.
     
  3. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    One of the last "simple" ones I knew was VFEmail, and they shut down a week or two ago :(

    There is one that's still around, but Wilders' censorship bot won't let me write the name. In ROT13, it's pbpx.yv :)

    Ironically enough, your best option may be via Tor browser. Last I checked, neither ProtonMail nor Tutanota required verification for accounts created via Tor.
     
  4. imdb

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    @mirimir

    actually, neither proton nor tutanota requires phone verification in my recent experience. proton sometimes requires verification by e-mail though.
     
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  5. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    If you setup Proton with TOR you will NOT have to connect through TOR afterwards (ongoing).
     
  6. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    OK, I checked. When I created a ProtonMail account via Tor, using their clearnet address, it demanded phone verification. But if I used their onion address, it didn't. I'm less sure about Tutanota.
     
  7. Lyx

    Lyx Registered Member

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    When (using their .onion address) I connect to Protonmail and then try to signup, I'm redirected to their clearnet address, and then a verification (phone or email) is demanded.

    So the problem is moved a step. :(
     
  8. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Huh. That's bad :(

    I guess that they've seen too much abuse. And this is all they can think to do.

    Sad :(
     
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