Mailpile: e-mail that protects your privacy

- a Free and open source privacy focused email client

  • Protects your privacy
  • Searches and organizes your mail
  • Open source, Free Software
  • Community funded and supported
  • No ads, no spying
  • Just e-mail

welcome to mailpile

Subject: mailpile is an e-mail client
From: Mailpile Team <>
To: The Internet :-)

Mailpile is an e-mail client!
Mailpile is a search engine and a personal webmail server.
Mailpile is an easy way to encrypt your e-mail.
Mailpile is software you run yourself, on your own computer.

Mailpile is an effort to reclaim private communication on the Internet. A project to rescue our personal lives from the proprietary cloud and prevent our conversations from being strip-mined for corporate profit and government surveillance. Mailpile is taking e-mail back.

Born out of a belief that everyone deserves privacy and respect, Mailpile aims to provide an answer to the question:"How can I protect my privacy online?"

Mailpile is a big job, but we are making steady progress. Please feel welcome to read about our work so far, or check out our community. If you like what you see, maybe you can lend a hand!

Thanks and welcome,
    - Bjarni & the team

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mailpile at a glance


Powerful search & tagging makes your pile of mail managable, whether you have just a few messages, thousands or even millions.


Mailpile is designed to be fast and responsive, outperforming "the cloud" even on slow computers. And it works even when the Internet is down.


Store your mail on devices you control. Your search index is encrypted so if your computer gets stolen, your mail stays secure.


OpenPGP signatures and encryption are part of Mailpile's core design, not an afterthought. Mailpile makes it easy to sign and encrypt your mail.

No Ads

It's ironic that most web-mail solutions filter out spam, only to replace it with their own advertisements. Mailpile has no ads.

Self Hosted

Host your install of mailpile on your laptop, desktop, Raspberry PI, server in the cloud, or put it on a USB stick and carry it in your pocket.

100% Free & Open Source Software

Open Source means anyone can audit Mailpile's code to verify it works as intended.
It also means anyone can fix a bug or add a feature, and the entire community will benefit.

Designing for freedom
The Mission to Decentralize the Internet
E-mail not as private you think
Open Sourcers Pitch Secure Email in Dark Age of PRISM
A Pro-Privacy, Open Source Webmail Project
Crowdfunding a secure, private email client

Our Community

Mailpile exists because of our wonderful community of supporters. To honor them, we've created a thank you pagededicated to all the people who donated to our crowd funding campaign- without them this whole thing never would have gotten off the ground. Thank you, sincerely!

Please Donate

To ensure ongoing development of Mailpile and our community!Thank you!

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