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What restrictions are there on new, unpaid email accounts?

A Posteo account can be used straight away after signing up, even if you have not yet added any credit.

The most important functions of your account are already available to you. To protect you and other internet users from spam and misuse, however, we need to apply some restrictions to new, unpaid accounts. 

The following functions are not available to you until your payment is received:

  • Forwarding
  • Email aliases
  • Email collectors
  • Migration services
  • Posteo crypto mail storage
  • Inbound encryption (with OpenPGP or S/MIME)
  • Encryption of the address book and calendar

Restrictions on sending and receiving emails:

  • Your account’s storage space is restricted to 20 MB until your payment arrives and is allocated.
  • You can not send more than 2 emails within two hours.
  • You can not receive emails from the following commercial entities:
    • Amazon
    • Apple
    • Asos
    • Ay Yildiz
    • Base
    • Baur
    • Blau
    • C&A
    • Congstar
    • Conrad
    • Cyberport
    • Dell
    • Douglas
    • eBay
    • eBay Kleinanzeigen
    • Facebook
    • Fonic
    • Fressnapf
    • Galeria Kaufhof
    • Görtz
    • Groupon
    • Heine
    • Hellweg
    • Home24
    • Hosteurope
    • Ikea
    • Immobilienscout24
    • Karstadt
    • Maxdome
    • Media Markt
    • Musicload
    • My-Netto
    • Mytoys
    • Neckermann
    • Netto
    • Notebooksbilliger
    • Otto
    • Paypal
    • Pixum
    • Pokerstars
    • Rakuten
    • Real
    • Redcoon
    • Saturn
    • Sixt
    • Spartoo
    • Sportscheck
    • Strato
    • Tchibo
    • Teufel
    • Topshop
    • Twitter
    • uploaded.net
    • Videoload
    • Virwox
    • Voelkner
    • Xing
    • Zalando
    • Zooplus

All restrictions are removed as soon as your payment is received.