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An open source, privacy-focused, encrypted email service supporting SMTP, IMAP, and API access

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The best free email forwarding for custom domains. Visit our website to get started (SMTP server)






03 Oct 17

Last Updated

17 May 24

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Recent Commits

  • titanism (15 Jun 22)


  • titanism (15 Jun 22)

    feat: enhanced error handling, fixed tls/ssl/non-tls retries

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    fix: improved bounce handler

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    chore: fixed PX ttl on redis cache

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    chore: re-enable spamscanner in prod

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    fix: fixed options output

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    chore: omit raw from info

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    fix: fixed check for array

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    chore: switch npm to pnpm

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    chore: remove old travis-ci file

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)


  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    chore: added .env.test to gitignore

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    fix: removed prettier from lint script

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    chore: fixed pkg linting

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    chore: fixed linting

  • titanism (14 Jun 22)

    feat: major refactoring, backscatter prevention, dummy-proofing

  • niftylettuce (27 Sept 21)

    fix: fixed error handling on DNS lookups (false positives)

  • niftylettuce (27 Sept 21)


  • niftylettuce (27 Sept 21)

    feat: added regex support with substitutions and flags too (closes #245, closes #250, closes #226)

  • niftylettuce (27 Sept 21)


  • niftylettuce (27 Sept 21)

    fix: fixed webhook content-type (closes #253)

  • niftylettuce (27 Sept 21)


  • niftylettuce (27 Sept 21)

    fix: fixed webhook "raw" property, payload stringify, added dummy-proofing (closes #108)

  • niftylettuce (24 Aug 21)

    feat: added to blacklist

  • niftylettuce (22 Aug 21)

    fix: block and spam

  • niftylettuce (22 Aug 21)


  • niftylettuce (22 Aug 21)

    fix: bump deps (fixed spamscanner extended hostname issue)

  • niftylettuce (20 Aug 21)


  • niftylettuce (20 Aug 21)

    fix: fixed dup bounce issue

  • niftylettuce (20 Aug 21)

    fix: bump deps, fixed xo linting, fixed SPF macro issue per <>

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Free Email Forwarding for Custom Domains

Setup encrypted email, free email forwarding, custom domains, private business email, and more with support for outbound SMTP, IMAP, and POP3.


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  • Location Santa Clara, California, United States of America, NA
  • ISP Vultr Holdings LLC
  • ASN AS20473

Associated Countries

  • US

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  • AntiSocial Blacklist
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  • PetScams
  • Suspicious Hosting IP
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  • CoinBlockerLists
  • MetaMask EthPhishing
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  • ViriBack C2 Tracker
  • Bambenek Consulting
  • Badbitcoin
  • SecureReload Phishing List
  • Fake Website Buster
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  • CryptoScamDB
  • StopGunScams
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