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-up 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.

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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 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, IP blacklist, policy changes over time, VPN/TOR not allowed, or simply providers going out of business.

Let’s keep things civil here, and help each other out – Just share which worked/did not work, and if you are on VPN/TOR. Bashing won’t do any good nor get you a free email address. 😆 Chill and good luck!

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

  1. Inbox.lv isn’t just demanding your phone number at registration now … if you already have an account but didn’t give a number on signup, it now sends you to a “Phone Number Verification” screen and refuses to give you access to your email unless you provide one.

  2. Sorry, what I meant was, I thought I would not have to put in EITHER one, neither the cell phone or alternate email address. Anyway, the option of providing an email address is better than HAVING to provide a cell phone. Thank you for the informative article. I may try a couple of the other ones you listed.

  3. your listing info is out-of-date, it’s Sept. 4, 2020. mail.com requires a cell/smart/mobile phone number – and an alternative email address to be able to set up an email account with their company.

  4. i’VE TRIED ALL THE ABOVE ADDRESSES AND THEY ALL HAD THEIR FAULTS. SOME RESPONDED WITH INCORRECT LOGIN DETAILS EVEN WHEN I HAD THE PASSWORD AND EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECT. SOME SENT ME TO FACEBOOK. AND YES YANDEX WAS DISABLED BECAUSE OF THE MYWAY BROWSER THAT IS A VIRUS WHICH IS VERY HARD TO GET RID OF. I GOT RID OF IT WITH A WINDOWS UPDATES, MY PRESENT EMAIL ADDRESS IS WITH MAIL.COM AND IT REJECTS MAY VALID EMAIL ADDRESSES WITHOUT VIRUSES SAYING THAT IT SEEM TO BE ON THE BLACK LIST.

  5. I have used GMX for many years, and until recently, really liked it. For no apparent reason, I was suddenly locked out of my account “due to suspicious activity.” After several exchanges of correspondence, I figured out it was because I was using different VPN servers and that caused the problem. Since many people use web based email because it’s always available no matter where you go, why would logging in from a variety of “locations” be considered suspicious? I can no longer login to my GMX email unless I do so without benefit of my VPN service.

  6. Actually, after Yandex asked me for my phone number, I sent an email to their support mailbox with my “additional email” and they unlocked it for me. Good luck guys

  7. Beware of GMX Mail. You can create and use an account and then, without explanation or recourse, they close it. I had only used it to communicate with one person back and forth a couple of times and then, BOOM, the account was closed.

  8. I can confirm Yandex is asking for phone number when they “think” this (copied textually from Yandex Email):

    “Access to your account has been temporarily restricted as Yandex suspects it may have been hacked. This may have happened because you have entered your password on a fraudulent website or because your computer is infected with a virus.”

    I’m using Linux and my password is unique to Yandex email.

    Sooooo, by Yandex!!

  9. Tutanota blocks account creation from well-known free VPNs. You are forced to use your real IP, or a commercial, lesser known VPN to get in…

  10. Unknown Espresso

    Thanks, a lot for this list.
    I set up an account at yandex.com without phone number and additional e-mail address confirmation.
    Good Job Sir 😉

    1. You can initialize a Yandex account without phone number – but you cannot use it. When you attempt to login later, it will demand a phone number…

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