If you would rather keep your email a little more private and not let larger companies that offer free email services be able to scan your mailbox.
A new device called Own-Mailbox created by Revolutek that offers a 100 percent confidential mailboxes via a personal email server, may be worth more investigation.
Its developers Revolutek explain a little more :
Own-Mailbox is a personal email server you can run in your own home, with strong privacy protection measures integrated at its core. It provides self-hosted email addresses, or connects with your existing email address. In both cases, you can seamlessly send and receive encrypted emails from anywhere in the world, through the Own-Mailbox webmail interface, or using external email software (such as Thunderbird or Outlook).
Own-Mailbox, is very easy to set-up and use – as easy as a GMail account. Own-Mailbox automatically encrypts your emails using Gnu Privacy Guard, a strong encryption software. This is the same software that has been used by Edward Snowden (as shown in the movie Citizenfour).
Own-Mailbox allows you to send and receive 100% confidential messages even with people who don’t use email encryption yet. For this purpose we introduce PLM, a new technique that allows you to send a filtered and temporary HTTPS link to your contacts. This link points to your private message hosted on your Own-Mailbox.
The Own-Mailbox project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
So if you think Own-Mailbox is something your email system could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Own-Mailbox become a reality.