Disroot provides secure email accounts for your desktop client or via a web interface. The communication between you and the mail server is encrypted with SSL, providing as much privacy as possible. Furthermore, all the emails being sent out from our server are encrypted as well (TLS) if the recipients email server supports it. This means that emails are no longer sent as traditional "postcard", but are actually put in an "envelope".
Nevertheless, we encourage you to always be cautious when using email communication, and to make use of GPG end-to-end encryption to ensure your correspondence is as private as can be.
Use your favorite Email client
There are a lot of desktop/mobile email clients to choose from. Pick the one you like the best.
Check our Howto page for details on how to setup your favourite clients.
Check the settings on top of this page to set up your Disroot email on your device. These settings are standard information that tells your email client how to reach Disroot's email server.
IMAP: disroot.org | SSL Port 993 | Authentication: Normal Password
SMTP: disroot.org | STARTTLS Port 587 | Authentication: Normal Password
SMTPS: disroot.org | TLS Port 465 | Authentication: Normal Password
POP: disroot.org | SSL Port 995 | Authentication: Normal Password
Mailbox size limit: 1GB
Attachement size limit: 50MB
Delimiters: You can use delimiters (plus sign, "+") in your email address to create sub-addresses, like firstname.lastname@example.org, for example for filtering and tracking spam. Example: email@example.com can set up mail addresses like 'firstname.lastname@example.org' that he could give to his bank. It can be used only to receive emails, not to send ones. Your emails will always be sent as email@example.com.
You can access your mail from any devices by using our webmail at https://mail.disroot.org
Our webmail is powered by RainLoop. Rainloop is a modern approach to webmail. It's simple, fast and provides most of the features one could expect from webmail:
- Themes: Select your background picture.
- Threads: Display conversations in a threaded mode.
- Translations: The interface is being translated to many languages
- Filters: Set up rules to automatically move or copy email to specific folders, forward or reject emails.
- Folders: Manage your folders (add, remove, or hide).
- GPG Encryption: The RainLoop web-client offers built in encryption option.
- Contacts: you can add your contacts and even link your Nextcloud contacts directly into the webmail.
NOTE: Please be aware that this is a server side encryption, which means you don't have control on your secret key. This is not as safe as using desktop email client, such as Thunderbird, with local encryption. But then again, it is better than not using any encryption at all...
Project Homepage: https://www.rainloop.net
What is encryption
Encryption is when you change data with a special encoding process so that the data becomes unrecognizable (it's encrypted). You can then apply a special decoding process and you will get the original data back. By keeping the decoding process a secret, nobody else can recover the original data from the encrypted data.
An email alias is simply a forwarding email address.
More aliases are available for our regular supporters. By regular supporters we think of those who contribute the equivalent of at least one cup of coffee a month. It is not that we are promoting coffee, on the contrary - coffee is actually quite the symbol for exploitation and inequality so we thought that it is a good way to let people measure themselves how much they can give.
We found this list of coffee cup prices around the world, it might not be very accurate, but it gives a good indication of the different fares. Please take time to consider your contribution. If you can 'buy' us one cup of Rio De Janeiro coffee a month that's OK, but If you can afford a Double Decaf Soy Frappuccino With An Extra Shot And Cream a month, then you can really help us keep the Disroot platform running and make sure it is available for free for other people with less means.
For information on howto to setup your new email aliases check our howto section.