About us

Every day, Internet users all over the world send millions of emails. The majority of these are transmitted without any form of encryption. When you send an unencrypted email, it can be monitored, analyzed and stored by many individuals and organizations.

Unencrypted emailing is like sending a postcard, but worse, since email gets copied and saved by the computers that pass it around the net in route for you. It can end up existing on several servers without you knowing it, for anyone to read, whether it was intended for them or not. We believe it's a human right to have privacy.

You should consider the importance of keeping communications secure from thieves and rival organizations, we strongly recommend you to only send data in an encrypted format.

In many countries, government sponsored organizations have been set up to collect massive amounts of data from the Internet, including emails, and store them for future analysis. This data collection is done without your knowledge or consent.

By using our services you can be assured that your data will be protected from data surveillance.

Other web based email services such as Hotmail and Gmail do not provide you with the same security and privacy features we provide; most email providers will reveal your identity and send your email unencrypted.

Our philosophy is simple; offer the most secure online email service on the Internet, with excellent free support.

CounterMail's secure servers are located in Sweden. You can contact us here. Here is an interview with one of the founders of Countermail.

Last update

Jan 18, 2017

News

2016-10-02

Bug in Java for MacOS Sierra.

2015-08-06

Security upgrade on servers. 15 minutes downtime.

2015-03-02

Added VCARD-Export and VCARD-Import for Contacts

2015-02-08

Added PGP-packet analyzer on our Tools-page

2015-01-08

Changed Trial accounts restrictions, read more.

2015-01-07

New SSL/TLS certificate, fingerprints.

2014-12-01

More storage space for members with 12 or 24 months subscriptions.
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2014-11-28

Updated our Tools-page.
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2014-11-24

We are working to open up the webmail for our Two Factor Auth-mobile app. We will send an email to our users when it's ready

2014-09-17

Improved spam blocking

2014-02-17

Added FAQ: How do I create good passwords?

2014-01-30

Changed spam flag to minimize false Spam classifications. Read more

2014-01-27

Updated CounterMailPortable. Read more

2013-12-27

Bugfixes and Updated Offline Login and more. Read more

2013-12-19

Updated our Tools page. Read more

2013-12-02

Added Quota warnings. Read more

2013-10-22

Changed new public keysize to 4096 bits.

2013-07-23

New USB routine. Read more

2013-05-01

Changed Trial account period to 7 days

2013-03-24

Opened up our XMPP chat server.

2013-03-17

Added new Support-system and a new FAQ

2013-02-01

Updated Java info page

2013-01-12

Added MacOS support for our USB-key

2012-12-20

Added Countermail Portable for Windows

2012-12-09

Added Safebox feature

2012-08-28

Scheduled Maintenance - August 30, 13:00 GMT. Servers will be down for approx. 2-3 hours.

2012-05-31

Added subfolder creation.

2012-03-22

Applet and Certificate update

2012-03-10

Added Wire transfer payment

2012-01-01

Third party IMAP-clients need to clean their cache. Read here.

2011-10-25

Added Domain Panel for all domain administrators

2011-08-24

Added quick search

2011-08-02

Added default Compose-alias

2011-07-17

Added new session option for TOR/VPN/Proxy-surfing. Settings/Personal info - Lock IP-address

2011-06-08

Added iPhone information

2011-05-10

Added message filters

2011-04-30

Updated alias function

2011-02-15

Added new white theme

2011-01-07

Added email notification

2010-12-06

Added more server-side SPAM protection

2010-12-01

New Compose window

2010-11-20

Added instructions for Android phones

2010-10-17

Added new feature:
Secure Forms

2010-05-24

Opened up for all !

2009-11-21

Open website for Beta-testers

2009-05-19

Installed our primary login and database servers

2009-05-16

Comodo Usertrust certified our company for Java applet code signing

2008-05-11

Domain name registration. Official start of the project.