I am becoming less and less ok with Google and Facebook collecting data on me based on my online activities and then selling that to companies. Is there a good email service out there that respects privacy and doesn't mine data about you?
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If you are worried about your email provider intercepting your messages then you should consider running your own SMTP server. However, any message transmitted in plain text can be intercepted by an adversary. So even if you run your own server, this doesn't guarantee secrecy.
...So Perhaps asymmetric cryptography can help, I like Enigmail.
Who can give you the assurance for data mining. Every email service provider especially at free of cost has been a data miner. I may be wrong but owning a website with email options is only way to keep your privacy.
There are service providers who provide services for email.
(I have no association with Fastmail.)