Privacy is a right generally valued and protected. Our purpose is to help provide private communication over the internet.
You are the primary security provider for your information, if you use a phone app or mail client provided by the cell phone maker to send and receive mail your mail is not secure or private. We would have many more subscribers if we had Apple and Google phone App, but we wouldn’t be secure or private. All service providers, your internet provider, ISP’s, Cellular providers all over the world automatically trace data passing through there systems. The information they generally get includes your IP address and the remote IP address you are accessing. The data can also include the device ID you are connecting with as well as the operating system and browser you are using, the site pages you visit and the actions you take on those pages. If you use an App provided your internet or phone provider for email add to the connection data the are three pieces of data that are not secure or encrypted ever; the “From” email address, the “To” email address, and the “Subject” field.
When you use i3.net for your email in conjunction this a secure web browser the only information passed to your service providers is that you connected to your email server, if you use a Tor browser or Onion routing they don’t get that information.
Based on the preceding information, The only email provider the NSA can’t access? Doesn’t Exist. The NSA is reported to have an annual budget of $8 Billion and employs 35,000 to 55,000 smart people. The United States intelligence community is made up of 17 agencies whose stated mission is “The Intelligence Community’s mission is to collect, analyze, and deliver foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information to America’s leaders so they can make sound decisions to protect our country. Our customers include the president, policy-makers, law enforcement, and the military.” Geography offers no protection from government surveillance. Switzerland has a mutual legal assistance treaty with the United States (and 51 other countries) therefore offers no greater protection than the United States or any other country other than Russia or China that do not share information on cyber crimes with anyone.
Ask your email provider a few questions.
Who manages and owns the encryption keys? If its not the user there is no reason to believe they could not or would not be given to a third party.
Why do they need your phone number? 2FA that uses your phone number for authentication reveals your identity by linking your phone and email accounts.
Phone apps are very convenient and are not private or secure, they attach all your phone account data to your email provider and allow their partners to collect data.
Who are your email providers partners? Are they funded by a government, research organizations, private industry?
Do CERN and MIT have any relationship with the NSA, CIA, FBI, IBM, Microsoft, Google or Apple.
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If you are looking for a private secure email service we have been providing just that for nearly 25 years. There is no more secure email connection than between two users connected to i3.net using a secure web browser with or without PGP encryption. We have one user tier, one level of service, secure.