12 Free Email Services (Without Phone Verification)

INTRODUCTION
CREEPY EMAIL SERVICES

Welcome to a list of free email services that do not ask for your phone number. Yep, it’s creepy these days. You need to give away your phone number in exchange for an email account. I mean, while it does add a layer of security for the company, giving the phone number away basically does nothing good for us.

So here is a list of good companies who respects our privacy, and provide free email services without asking for phone numbers.

 

1) MAIL.COM

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Restrictions: Attachments up to 50mb.

Signing up with mail.com is a breeze. Simply enter your name, desired email address, security question, password, and that’s it – An email account within 3 minutes. While they do not have a hard limit on how much storage you have, they do impose a 50mb file attachment limit.

Well, as long as you don’t attach full videos and heavy files, this should do just fine. Mail.com has so far been one of my personal favorites, the servers are decently fast, and their service is just fuss-free.

 

 

2) TUTANOTA

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Restrictions: 1GB of storage space

This is one of the better email services that I know of. Tutanota offers free anonymous sign-ups and up to 1GB of storage space. The better part? Tutanota is encrypted; It adds another layer of security.

The best part? There are no advertisements. Tutanota is open source and funded by donations plus premium accounts. The premium accounts are very affordable at only 1 euro a month. Do support these guys if you like their email service.

 

3) GMX MAIL

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Restrictions: 50MB attachments

2019 update – How could I miss this one out? GMX (Global Mail eXchange) run by a listed company in Germany. They are plenty reliable enough, running since 1997. Although they do not state any storage restrictions, there is a 50MB attachment limit… and advertisements alert. Take note – Even though you do not need a phone number to register on GMX, you still need another email account.

 

4) OPEN MAILBOX

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Restrictions: 5GB of storage space

Open Mailbox offers a free 5gb anonymous email account, which may seem a little insufficient by today’s standards… But if you don’t spam, it should be more than enough. Personally, I don’t really like their email service. Their servers are just slow, and in my initial test, I waited for minutes for the server to even send out a simple email.

 

 

5) PROTONMAIL

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Restrictions: 500 MB of storage space, send 150 emails a day

Switzerland based ProtonMail offers free email accounts of 500mb storage and 150 emails a day. While this does not sound very exciting, ProtonMail has a feature that most other email providers don’t – encryption. Yep, you can send encrypted emails to people that is password protected and will expire/self-destruct in a number of days. That cool enough now?

 

 

6) GUERRILLA MAIL

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Restrictions: Not a permanent email, 150mb attachment limit.

Want a totally anonymous email? Then create one that is temporary. Introducing Guerrilla Mail – a one time email that you can create, use, then dispose of immediately. No sign-ups required, and you can even attach files up to 150MB.

 

7) EMAIL ON DECK

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Restrictions: Not a permanent email

Email on deck is an alternative to Guerrilla Mail, simply verify that you are not a bot and get your temporary email – Use and dispose of.

 

8) MAILINATOR

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Restrictions: Public email addresses

Mailinator is the complete opposite of most email providers. That is, you create public email addresses… or take over control of one that other people have created. Interesting? No sign-ups required, just don’t use this to keep your dark secrets.

 

 

9) MAILNESIA

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Restrictions: Public email addresses, receiving only

Mailnesia is an email with amnesia. Seriously. Just enter your desired email address, and you get an instant mailbox in seconds – No registration required. One problem with Mailnesia is that you cannot send any emails with it though.

 

10) TEMPINBOX

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Restrictions: Public email addresses, receiving only

Tempinbox is yet another public email that you can use within seconds. Again, you can only receive emails with it and there no sending of email with it.

 

11) INBOX.LV (NOT ANY MORE!?)

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Restrictions: 20 GB of storage space

Inbox.lv is a Latvian company that provides primarily email services. While this site is covered in ads, the email service is free, along with some others such as photo and file hosting. There really is nothing to complain here, and they are quite generous with their storage space. One small thing to note though – It seems like they are experiencing quite a lot of spammers, and it took me quite a while before I was able to register properly.

Edit – Reports received on inbox.lv now locks you at a page requiring your phone number after registration. You can try and verify this if you want…

 

12) YANDEX (NOT REALLY?)

The last on this list is Yandex, the so-called “Russian Google”. As you might have noticed, I have appended a “not really” on the heading. Yes, and that is for a good reason. You can sign up for a Yandex email account without a phone number, just click on “I don’t have a telephone number” during registration.

Link: Click here
Restrictions: Might still ask for your phone number…

BUT here’s the catch – If Yandex somehow deems your account as “spammy”, they will still ask for your phone number as verification… I already have my spare Yandex account locked in this manner, and I am refusing to give them my number. You decide if Yandex this is worth your time.

 

 

CLOSING
FREEDOM!

We have come to the end of this list, and I hope that it has been helpful to you. Now go create your free email accounts without the fear of some random marketer calling you for email upgrades. If you have more free services to share, please feel free to comment below.

Edit – Getting quite a number of random funny hate comments from not-so-intelligent trolls. If you have registration problems, it could very well be anything such as network issues, browser compatibility, geolocation bans set by the providers, policy changes over time, or simply providers going out of business. Bashing won’t do any good nor get you a free email address. 😆 Chill and good luck!

32 thoughts on “12 Free Email Services (Without Phone Verification)”

  1. It’s impossible to register for an email address with any of these providers listed if you are accessing their website via a VPN. If they really valued my privacy they would not block me like this. The truth is, all these email providers are cogs in the wheel of the surveillance and your data is not safe with ANY of them.

  2. Protonmail & Protonvpn stopped working in China in June. I sent emails to friends who have QQMail & they aren’t received. GMail has been blocked for some time. Yahoo!Mail & News still aren’t blocked. I’ll give Mail.com a try.

    1. A note to the folks in (or planning to visit) China – There is something called the “great firewall of China”, and a number of services/websites are not accessible within the country. You might want to check out “virtual private network services in China” (just do a search on Google).

  3. Mail, GMX, Tutanota, Protonmail, and EmailonDeck all work fine. I use them regularly.

    I never use Yandex. The signup process is OK, but I never receive any confirmation emails when I use my Yandex address on another site.

    OpenMailbox is alright, but it fell out of favor with me, and now I remember why. Buggy, could not create a new account.

    I’ve been locked out of Mail & GMX accounts because they thought I was a spammer, but that doesn’t happen too often.

    As for temporary / disposable e-mail: I didn’t see moakt.com on the list.

    1. Another thing… I think you’re subject to increased scrutiny if you use Mail or GMX to sign up with Facebook. FB won’t let you through the signup process unless you confirm with a phone number (which is what we’re trying to avoid, hence the whole point of this page).

  4. these all are absurd and does not work, most of them give technical errors a lot and some of them just hangs up.

  5. Mail.com requires you phone number now (before it didn’t) OR your existing email backup. I gave them non-existent email though but I do not like it. Not going to use it anymore.

    Tutanota requires you to confirm that you don’t have an account with them (only one account per person), so I presume if they discover that you have more than one (by IP or somehow) it is in risk to be deleted. So not reliable also.

    Proton mail is the best.

  6. Danial Hrominchuk

    No email providers mentioned that I haven’t tried. I might try Zoho again though the others are not worth my efforts. I use to use gmx.com and before that it was Hotmail.com and before that was Yahoo. I am using Yandex.com but nearly every email I send out I get accused of spam. I don’t know what to do!

  7. Number 6 on your list, Inbox.lv (https://www.inbox.lv/) now requires a phone number. I’m currently using Fastmail, the only email service I know of that does not require a phone number or is an encrypted service. I was hoping to switch over to Inbox.lv because Fastmail is not free. Unfortunately, it just isn’t to be. I was able to register to create an email account (after much frustration with the CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA systems) but it locks me into a screen that requires I enter a phone number. I cannot access any other function, not even the ‘Account deleting’ page. The only thing I can do is view the news articles on the front page or logout. You should remove both Inbox.lv and Yandex. These are no longer options for people (like myself) who do not have a mobile phone.

  8. So I try your first choice – mail.com. Sure I don’t need to verify with a phone number, but then I need to do so with an email address. So if this is to be my first email account, HOW DO I SIGN UP?

    1. There is always the option to create a temporary anonymous email, then sign up for mail.com… Although you will not be able to recover your password or reset your account this way.

  9. my issue with adding the backup email and phone number is the annoyance of it
    for example one of the main companies ppl use pop up those recovery things about a million times a day
    log on to check email, oh wait, this may not be you we have to text you a code
    checking email, check or change security options, nope sign in again – this may not be you – send another code
    are you kidding?! sitting down for 1/2 hour – no major usage – meaning havent been sending or receiving any number of suspicious emails
    using same terminal as usual – nothing odd
    stupid verification things have come up no less than 6 times in a half hour to hour session
    they’re collecting all kinds of data on users, major privacy violations, and then want to tell users that they need to secure the accounts and require authentication to prove you’re you – from what I can see the only ones users need protection from is them

  10. Yes it seems not long ago we could do email sign ups on ANY email account without giving out your cell phone number. Now we are forced to do so or else we can’t have an email account. When email first started we were not required to give out our cell phone numbers. So much for privacy. We shouldn’t have to be forced to give out our cell phone numbers if we don’t want to.

    1. What’s more now every time you log in from different IP or location you get a SMS or email to inform you that someone has tried to access your account. And the worst part is that you can’t disable the annoying messages because the company want to keep track of your whereabouts.

  11. Great post.

    I tried Yandex and had the same issue, set up an account, no number. The first I tried to send was deemed SPAMMY and account was locked. I’ve exchanged a few messages with the site support people but to no avail. Its a fraud, don’t use it.

  12. I would remove Yandex from this list entirely. Eventually, Yandex will try to get rid of so-called spammy users to force the phone number verification despite Yandex’s twisted claims of users not needing a phone number. Also, Microsoft does allow alternate email verification instead of phone number verification.

  13. the problem with yandex is it does have an option “I haven’t got a phone” but it will eventually ask for your phone number once you logged in again.

  14. bubba mustafa

    Yandex requires a phone number now. Says it doesn’t but you will NOT be able to send without giving it up.

    1. Actually, I’ve just managed to sign up to Yandex without parting with my number! I clicked on “I haven’t got a phone” and it gave me the option of setting a security question/answer.

      1. The problem comes when they deem your account as “suspicious”… You will have to enter a phone number to verify that “I am not a spammer”.

        1. It’s technically possible to use Yandex without a mobile phone number, but you will need to wait at least 24 hours before you are allowed to send/recieve mail as a measure against spam usage, and furthermore you risk getting locked out of your account for a at least couple of days if you aren’t able to enroll a mobile number when their systems have detected a security breach (but their contact service will let you into your account within a couple of days if you are able to provide the correct answers to the personal information on the account, such as full name and when the account was created, a problem if you signed up without thinking) and completely locked out if you cannot remember all the information you registered with.

          Mail.com is a stable email provider as well but offers far fewer features and is generally more basic than Yandex or Gmail. I think the best solution would be for AOL to open up their dying email service to anyone who wants to use it rather than just those willing to provide an email address.

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