Email providers

question

Which of these email providers are privacy-focused?

  • AIM Mail
  • Countermail
  • Gmail
  • Outlook
  • ProtonMail
  • Tutanota
  • Yahoo! Mail
  • Not sure

Main insights

42% of all respondents were not sure which of the given email providers are the most privacy-focused. However, the second most popular pick was Gmail, which was chosen by 37% (also the most popular answer among Canadians). What makes this result truly unexpected is the fact that all Gmail messages are scanned by Google to improve custom ad targeting. The survey responses show that either users are mostly unaware of this Gmail issue, or they don’t consider it a breach of their privacy.

ProtonMail, Countermail and Tutanota – all offering end-to-end encryption – have been selected by less than 10% of the people who took the test.

Score by country

  • United States

    United States

    5%
  • Australia

    Australia

    5%
  • Canada

    Canada

    4%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    3%

Fully correct answers by country

  • United States

    United States

    3%
  • Australia

    Australia

    3%
  • Canada

    Canada

    2%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    1%