This is an edited review because of as of October 2018 Hushmail have reinstated the Reply, Move, Delete options which sit next to each individual email in my inbox. I have a touchscreen Dell laptop (Inspiron 13) and this functionality was tragically missing for touchscreens * - but now it's back. I am over the moon about this - thankyou Hushmail !
The other thing I love about them is literally NO SPAM EVER.
I have a premium account that I pay for and have always found them wonderfully friendly and helpful on Twitter; it's very reassuring for me to know that my emails are in safe hands with a responsive customer service team. I have asked them all sorts of Qs, from "Did this person really email me, only I haven't received anything" (nothing got to the servers; and they hadn't) "Is this email getting taken out by spam filters?" (it only ever happened in error, once) and "How do I stop my To field auto-completing with the wrong person" (easy instructions given out)
Now I'm just looking forward to the feature that lets me search literally my whole inbox, including all subfolders, in one go - to find an email, that is eluding me. Right now, you must search one subfolder at a time. I'm told this feature will be coming soon.
Thanks Hushmail for being great.
* It meant you couldn't efficiently Delete or Move emails as it occurs to you and clear your inbox. Rather, you had to tick individual emails and scroll up and down constantly just to Delete or Move them. The consequence of that is that you inadvertently deleted stuff you meant and wanted to keep (e.g when you're having a spring clean). That's namely, because you would tick emails and scroll up - but you can't see (or remember) every email you'd ticked, cos they go out of view as you're scrolling. Your mind is constantly switching between Delete and Move too, so inevitably you got confused and accidentally trashed some email you meant to just Move. (and vice-versa).
Review by Lequonna2 years ago
Great easy to use and no Ads. Intuitive, secure. No spam. Superior Free email service. Been using for 5 years. Making email Great!
Review by Izaida3 years ago
I have been a Hushmail user since around 2008 after a strong recommendation from a trusted friend who is an ex-pat living......"off shore". As long as you are not doing anything illegal, this encrypted email service is great! Hushmail's servers are in Canada. They have a free starter email service as well as a premium that cost less than $40 per year. The premium offers more space. It is simple to use and installed on my home computer as well as my iPhone. The staff at Hushmail are great.
Review by Carkan3 years ago
Weil bei anderen Seiten geschrieben wird. Hilfe sieht anders aus.
Traurig-so vielleicht auf sich Aufmerksam zu machen.Ohne genau was zu schreiben, nur zu Bewerten und nicht die Erfolge zu sehen,die dort gemacht werden. Da arbeiten alle Ehrenamtlich, bekommen keinerlei Geld.
Daher mein Negativ.
Review by Lilisn McAbendroth4 years ago
In the current climate of corporate and government spying with no regard for personal privacy everyone needs to have an email account that provides encryption. Very simple intuitive interface, encryption selection can be turned on and off when needed. Hushmail isn't tracking and logging your every move on the internet and forcibly intruding into your personal life like Gmail.
Review by Roopesh Viezzer4 years ago
Hushmail is a pioneer among encrypted email services, unfortunately services based in Canada (like Hushmail cannot be considered secure). Use providers that are located in jursidictions with more robust privacy laws than Canada and stick with providers that are transparent with allowed/denied wiretapping request statistics.
Review by TCSuth4 years ago
Review by Dazos4 years ago
Hushmail are a safe, secure, and protective bunch of folks when it comes to the emailings.
Review by Adhe4 years ago
Für jemanden der keinen grßen Wert auf Anonymität legt, eine gute Wahl.
Mich sört das der Account deaktiviert wird, wenn man sich nicht spätestens alle 3 Wochen einloggt.
Desweiteren wird die IP geloggt (zu siehe Link "See other recent activity").
Ich wechsel zu secure-mail.biz
Review by Gardim5 years ago
If you don't log in once every three weeks, your account gets deactivated and you have to pay 35 USD to get your mails.
Review by Gulfstream5 years ago
a good free email provider for home and for Business use.
Review by Ferando6 years ago
It is an encrypted email site.
Review by Rosamonde6 years ago
If you are looking for a completely anonymous email provider this is not for you. If you are looking for a good free email with no personal details needed this is for you. No extra accounts, no fuss, this is just pure email.
Review by Pontreol6 years ago
Good site, more or less safe mail, however, JAVA engine is a major security treat. Furthermore, they may reveal or close down your account after official request by authorities (and this is not potential but very realistic risk)
Review by Firo6 years ago
A totally satisfied customer. Always good item of good quality. It is my preferred web shop.
Review by Edeledoc6 years ago
This is an email site with many good features. It has bank-like walls, no one has ever hijacked any of my accounts here. Since I don't use the features on my not terribly smart phone, if I want to go on vacation, or if I'm in the hospital, or if I have any serious questions about computer inaccessibility, I know that my paid account will still contain my emails after I use them. Not very many people know about this, because it is not widely advertised. I would recommend it to anyone... there are even higher premium features for businesses. Unless someone is able to make the computer communicate with another and has taken away your administrator controls, NO ONE (except if you're a criminal, will turn over emails to the government of the United States." Beside which, remember the old dictum: don't put anything in an email that you wouldn't be comfrtable with th whole world reading.
Review by Swilin6 years ago
They will transfer any premium payment to another site within the hushmail.com domains. If you want to create a new one, you can do this online. However, you can keep an account with a smaller quantity of emails and don't want endless non-deletion privileges, sign in at lest once every 21 days, and you can keep your free account indefinitely. I wanted to change to an existing account to another previously-created site, and called them. They got right on the phone, I gave them identifying information.They got it done in 2 seconds.
Review by Hmbb6 years ago
When you don´t log in within every 3 weeks the account will be suspended and the ONLY way to access your e-mail is to upgrade your account to a premium account. Which means you have to pay at least US$29.99 for 1 year Hushmail Premium. Original Message from Hushmail "This account is no longer active. To keep a free Hushmail account active you must sign in at least once every three weeks. To continue using this account, please upgrade to Hushmail Premium."
Review by Thakurbyal AuntKitty7 years ago
Using their service for years now. Very happy with it.
Review by Shenequia7 years ago
Hushmail is a web-based email service offering PGP-encrypted e-mail, file storage, vanity domain service, and instant messaging (Hush Messenger).
Review by Suizy8 years ago
seems good.am not sure bt the safety though
Review by PatP Srivastava8 years ago
attention, ils ont collaborés sans rechigner avec les autorités US.
si vous avez des choses a cacher, privilégiez anonymous speech
Review by Chartca8 years ago
If you ever have a need for secure email, which can only ever be read by the intended recipient, this is for you. It encrypts your mail using PGP, which converts your text to a mass of unintelligible characters for anyone who doesn't have the correct key and can't answer a question you choose.
As the mail is web-based, too, you never download it in an unencrypted form except through your web browser, using a secure server. Unless you're a government department, that should be secure enough. Come to think of it, if you're a government department you're probably not bothering to encrypt your mail in the first place, but that's another story.
Unencrypted email is notoriously insecure, and though the chances that the FBI are reading yours may be slim, you might still want to pass personal information that really is personal. A credit card or social security number, perhaps, or some juicy office gossip. Hushmail does this quickly and simply, and if you're just sending text, the free 2mb account should be sufficient. For under $1 a week you can get 10Gb of space, and there are business options too.
Hushmail has been around for many years and has no complaints as far as I know; it just does what it does, well.
Review by Aece8 years ago
good site useful
Review by Dobgima Sodeman9 years ago
If you believe a court order, civil or criminal, may ever be produced, just realize that this site, as well as most others, will indeed turn over information that was supposedly "private" or "encrypted".
As a human rights worker, this can have serious consequences. We use PgpI for this reason. (it is a little harder to set up, but worth it, given the circumstances of many countries we work within)