Why mailfence is a unique secure and private email service

secure and private email service

Mailfence is not just a secure and private email service that values email privacy. It is also an extremely rich platform in terms of features. In this post, we’ll compare Mailfence with some other mainstream privacy-conscious email service providers.  We will also highlight some of the features that make Mailfence unique.

Contrary to any other web-based secure and private email service, Mailfence does not confine users in an own ‘digital island’. We provide users absolute freedom to communicate securely with anyone. Both with other Mailfence users or with any other (OpenPGP complaint) email service. But there are many other advantages in using Mailfence as you can see in the table below.

We believe that an email platform should be much more than just email. Users are expecting a complete email-suite comprising calendar, contact and secure document management.

Privacy and security

FeatureOther privacy-conscious webmailsMailfence
End-to-end encryptionProvidedProvided
Digital signaturesProvided by someProvided
Full PGP inter-operability with other solutionsNot providedProvided
Integrated keystoreNot providedProvided
Multiple OpenPGP keypair supportNot providedProvided
Seamless PGP public key server connectionNot providedProvided
PGP key management (import, export, modify, revoke, delete...)Not providedProvided
Users are not confined to use OpenPGP on the same platformNot providedProvided
Full reversibility & Key revocationNot providedProvided


FeatureOther privacy-conscious webmailsMailfence
IMAP(S)/POP(S) supportProvided by someProvided
ActiveSync Exchange supportProvided by someProvided
High priority/Read receiptProvided by someProvided
Tags/CategoriesProvided by someProvided
AliasProvided by someProvided
FiltersProvided by someProvided
Message footer signaturesProvided by someProvided
Add own domainProvided by someProvided

Collaborative suite

FeatureOther privacy-conscious webmailsMailfence
Document management and storageProvided by someProvided
CalendarProvided by someProvided
Calendar pollsNot providedProvided
Contact managementProvided by someProvided
WebDAV supportProvided by someProvided
Data import/exportProvided by someProvided
GroupsNot providedProvided
Group (shared) mailboxNot providedProvided
Groups calendarNot providedProvided
Groups documentsNot providedProvided
Groups contactsNot providedProvided
Groups member instant messagingNot providedProvided

ProvidedProvided          Provided by someProvided by some          Not ProvidedNot provided

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