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

Link: Click here
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

Link: Click here
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

Link: Click here
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

Link: Click here
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

Link: Click here
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

Link: Click here
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

Link: Click here
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

Link: Click here
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

Link: Click here
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!?)

Link: Click here
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 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!

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

  1. Tested few sites, not temp emails…10thMay2020
    proton 0 need for phone or alternative mail
    mail.com – requied alternative mail/phone
    gmx.com – requied alternative mail/phone
    tutanota – alternative mail needed
    inbox.lv 0 need for phone or alternative mail
    yandex security question needed
    openmailbox.org doesn’t work

      1. wrong, it only requires you do two factor authentication such as naming your first pet, not an email or a phone address

  2. Good list. Thx. Mixed comments on whether ph # is now required (May 2020) or not. The mixed comments can confuse and make 1 wonder whether if any will work, esp w/ Tor. The comments seem to suggest, No. Even the comments for GMX & mail.com suggest no for Tor.

  3. Protonmail, while a good service, is one of the creepy services. Just like Gmail and other companies, ProtonMail requires you to enter a cell phone number to receive a text to veirfy you’re a human. In their FAQs/Help section, they claim this is toprevent abuse. That’s the same nonsensical excuse every other company (literally) is using these days. Their response is that you can also donate $5 via Bitcoin or PayPal to verify your account. So much for “free.”

    Tutanota’s CAPTCHA is an odd looking analog clock that doesn’ thave numbers. You have to guess the time and put it in 24 hour format. The problem is you’re not even told if it’s AM or PM. You just have to put the 24-hour format time in the AM and if that doesn’t work then try PM time. The service doesn’t work at all using Tor, even though the company recommends using Tor or a VPN. If you use a commercial VPN service then the account you create is immediately locked when you log in. Can’t send or receive email for at least 24 hours until they “verify” your account. For a company that touts privacy their service seems to not work well at all with privacy-oriented services.

    Mail.com is also very strict when using a VPN. They will lock mail accounts or generate odd nonsensical error messages instead of flat out telling ou hat your IP is suspicious.

    1. Yeah unfortunately Mail.com disabled ALL my email accounts. Personal and work, all because I decided to use a VPN for security measures. I also use it for work and had no way around that. They strictly told me I was never to get it back. They wouldn’t even allow me to retrieve a few important emails I needed off of there.

    2. dude i have and use mu prootn for shady means and have never been prompted fr a number , and i have like 25 plus emails rerouted to it

  4. Does anyone know one that allows forwarding for free? The only one we found was Yandex but we ran into the issue where they required a phone number

  5. Gmx for now best and fast , in you on proxy and vpn not always working some times get error , just change ip and try again , second email use any temp mail , fast and working good , indox.lv not bad but gmx 2x faster

    1. I have had GMX for YEARS and have had no problems whatsoever. And, NO I did NOT have to give a phone number. I also have MAIL.COM and no problems. Stay away from tutanota, it doesn’t work.

      I tried open mailbox and it required a phone number. No way, no how am I ever going to give that out.

  6. all you have to do is buy a $10 burner phone in cash like tracfone or pageplus, get a number and sign up

    1. did that and the number became blacklisted after overuse and didnt take long…i guess time to throw away and get another.

    1. Just tried. You either need to provide an alternative email or a phone number. There’s No way around not having one or the other, sadly.

  7. Thank you putting the list together.
    The Email On Deck free option is a receive only solution. The free version can ONLY send to other @qhqhidden.com addresses is – the paid version can send emails to other email domains. Only “sending” emails to qhqhidden.com makes it useless for sending emails.

    1. MailDotComLover

      Sorry to hear about your trouble with Mail.com because I love them.
      I’ve been using Mail.com since the 90’s when it was Email.com, and I have never had a problem with this email service. I have 4 email accounts with them at this time, all with different “@ __.com” names. (They have a variety of names to choose from besides the main “@mail.com” name.)
      I don’t know if other email services offer this, but I also setup sub-files in my already setup files to help organize my saved emails even better. (I setup a new file then move it into another file so it becomes a sub-file. There may be a quicker way, but I don’t take time to read instructions. LOL.)
      If I’ve ever had a problem while using Mail.com it was a computer problem. . . not a Mail.com problem. Check your computer.
      – – – Or – – –
      With the extra traffic the internet is handling at this time because of the coronavirus and it is an international service, your problem could be too many people are trying to setup a new Mail.com account and they are just overloaded with registrations.
      Good luck

  8. Inbox.LV DOES require a phone number. I’ve tried several services from different articles and they ALL require phone now!

  9. Both mail.com and gmx.com are a waste of time. Neither one works. Have tried to create an email address on each one for over two weeks. Put in a name, then check for availability you get a msg: Technical Error has occurred. If you do happen to create an email address, when you get acceptance msg of successful set in alternate email then go to either one to log in:
    1. You get error message that email account doesn’t exist
    2. Your account has been blocked for abnormal traffic

    Either way, you’re not getting a working email. Both suck about as bad Outlook!!!

    1. I have used mail.com FOR YEARS and have never had a single problem. My other favorite is gmx which I have never had to verify a phone number and have used as my primary email

    2. exactly!!!! mail and gmx are the same and eventually blocked me from signing up when using vpn and mobile and even regular ip…very strange… i got errors and now it wont even let me try to sign up at all…the page is blocked. i reset browser i get to the screen and then nothing happens but technical difficulties. ridiculous.. the funny thing is i only signed up for 2 emails and this happened!

    3. Are you using a VPN? I’m seeing the same thing with mail.com when I’m connected to the Private Internet Access VPN but when I’m not, I don’t see the error. That’s a deal breaker though for me. I haven’t checked gmx yet.

    4. I’m using TorBrowser. Both mail.com and gmx.com error out when trying to connect when I click their sign-up buttons.

  10. 22nov2019: I have checked website INBOX.LV and it seemed that phone is not requied, it is just google there which has an eye on your registration..andgeoloc:)
    Requied;gender, last name, first name,nickname and password (iguess it was all) nothing about alternative mail or phone.

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