If there is one thing closely synonymous with most mail service providers today when it comes to user privacy then it's spamming. Yes, you heard me right! I have experienced it first hand so I know how it feels.
What is spamming? These are simply unsolicited mails. Spam occurs when your personal information is given out by a third party site or your mail service providers.
In the course of this issue of spamming I did a little research and discovered a mail service provider that is end to end encrypted and do not require your personal detail during signing up.
ProtonMail goes to great lengths to ensure the security of your email, and we have many methods of protecting your privacy that work behind the scenes. However, if you are one of the users using ProtonMail for highly sensitive communications, we recommend taking additional steps to increase the security of your account.
First, ProtonMail will never send you emails or other communication asking you for your ProtonMail credentials. If you ever receive such an email, please disregard it as it is a phishing scam. We may occasionally ask you for login details and information if you are experiencing a login problem and are already in communication with a tech support team.
Protonmail will never send you an unsolicited communication asking for your credentials.
Secondly, if you receive email from an unknown or unverified source that contains a link or attachments (particularly if the attachment is a zip file), do NOT click the link and do NOT open the attachments. You can mark the message as spam to send future messages from that sender directly to your spam folder.
Third, ProtonMail has a feature that allows you to log access attempts for your account. The default Basic setting does not track IP addresses but we recommend you change it to Advanced to also save IP addresses in Settings --> Security.
More information and step-by-step instructions can be found here.
Fourth, do not re-use passwords. We recommend using passwords for ProtonMail that you do not use anywhere else. This ensures that if another service is hacked, your ProtonMail account remains secure. We recommend using longer passwords which are random and contain a mix of letters of both cases, numbers, and special characters.
Finally, we recommend enabling two-factor authentication in Settings --> Security to make it even harder for attackers to gain access to your account. More information and step-by-step instructions can be found here.