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I'm looking for a good secure webmail provider.

Before you mark this as a dupe of question 576, by secure I mean really secure. Perhaps it requires a code from a hardware token every time I log in, and again five minutes later. Maybe it refuses entry if I connect from an unfamiliar ISP until I phone in and validate myself.

(So many websites use access to email as login route and most mail providers just ask for a password.)

Many thanks.

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Google offers Two-Step Verification

So you can sign in with your password as well as a verification code that is sent, for example to a mobile device.

Two-Step Google Verification

My current flow is to uncheck "Remember verification for this computer for 30 days" and use a timed based token via the Google Authenticator on my iPhone.

Time based token

Final step is that I have a Passcode Lock on my iPhone that is required every time the phone goes into lock mode.

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One company that provides this kind of service is Neomailbox

They offer a lot of security features that are not provided with the "normal" webmail services.

They provide a range of packages but none are free - they start from $30 a year. An example package is:

  • 1 GB Mailbox.
  • SSL Secured IMAP, POP3, SMTP and Webmail service.
  • Unlimited aliases at your own unique subdomain.
  • Spam and virus protection
  • Disposable email addresses.
  • RSS feeds delivered to your inbox.

You can opt for their Hardware Token Authentication

Their service is available via most email clients and also two different webmail URL's

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