The 10 Most Popular Email Providers in Germany

With more than 71 million active internet users, Germany is one of the most mature and attractive markets for the internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms of the world.

Email is one of the most popular services companies offer in this market. There are dozens of email providers in Germany, but what are the most popular email services there? According to a survey done by Statista, titled Leading 10 e-mail providers in Germany in 2015, these are the email providers with the most users:

iCloud

10. iCloud

Apple’s email service is used by 0.4% of users in Germany.

Yahoo-Mail

9. Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail, one of the most popular service of the big american company, ranks in ninth place. It is used by 1.19% of German internet users. Yahoo has been in the news recently because it is looking to sell its internet businesses, which include services such as Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! News!, and Yahoo! Mail.

1and1

8. 1&1

1&1 is one of the world’s leading web hosting providers. It currently offers a wide range of web hosting products, including email solutions and high-end servers in 10 different countries. It is owned by United Internet, a German internet service provider.

2.68% of German users have an email account with 1&1.

Gmail

7. Gmail

Gmail is the most popular email service in the world, with more than 1 billion active users monthly.

In Germany, 4.08% of those surveyed use Gmail.

Freenet

6. Freenet

The telecom and web content provider Freenet AG offers a powerful email service too. It is used by 4.37% of German internet users.

American Online (AOL)

5. AOL

This American company, which was acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion in 2015, has more than 9 million monthly visits in Germany. It is used by 5.17% of users.

Outlook

4. Outlook

Microsoft’s email service enjoys good health in Germany. It ranks in fourth and is used by 8.15% of the people surveyed.

Telekom-Online

3. T-Online

This German telecom company’s email service is used by 11.63% of German internet users. Email is certainly a valuable service for the Bonn-based company, which is working hard to be “the leading European telecommunications provider,” according to its CEO.

Web.de

2. Web.de

The internet portal Web.de, owned by 1&1, is one of the most popular email providers in Germany. In fact, email is the company’s most recognizable service, used by 26.44% of German email users.

GMX

1. GMX

27.34% of people surveyed by Statista said that their email provider is GMX.de. GMX.de has more than 13 million users in total and, like its rivals Web.de and T-online, pays special attention to its service’s security.

It’s key to highlight that the top three email providers—T-Online.deWeb.de, and GMX.de—are the companies that launched the “Email Made in Germany” initiative, an initiative based on a set of measures to increase customers’ account security.

According to Deutsche Telekom and United Internet, “GMX, T-Online, and Web.de users automatically encrypt data over all transmission paths,” and the companies offer “peace of mind that data is handled in compliance with German data privacy laws.”

How to remove ShuttleCloud Migration App from your Google Account.

Gmail and Google Contacts utilize ShuttleCloud to import your email and contacts into your Google Account.

Once the import is complete, you can remove access by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to your account permissions page (https://myaccount.google.com/permissions)
  2. Find the Gmail ShuttleCloud Migration in the list and click it
  3. Click the blue REMOVE ACCESS button
  4. Click the OK button to confirm

How to import contacts into Google Contacts?

The simplest and best option is to use the import tool located within the Google Contacts interface. You can find the email and contacts import tool using these steps:

  1. Login to your Google Contacts account
  2. On the left, click More and then Import.
  3. Select the account you want to import from.
  4. Click I Agree, Let’s Go!
  5. Sign into your previous email account.

Note: If you have an Apple account, please read the following article.

What is ShuttleCloud?

Since its inception, ShuttleCloud has been the leading solution for large enterprises seeking end-user driven data migration solutions.

ShuttleCloud is partnered with Gmail who utilizes our JSON API within the Gmail UI to provide passwordless integration for users importing their email & contacts into Google’s ecosystem.

We are Gmail & G Suite experts migrating over eight million users and more than ten petabytes of data from 200+ providers into Google these past three years. We are the only partner integrated natively within the Gmail UI.

 

What happens to my folders if I use the Gmail import tool?

If you transferred emails from a previous account utilizing the Gmail import tool, then that account’s labels/folders would have transferred as well.

A Gmail parent label will be created utilizing the previous account’s email address as a label name e.g. PreviousAccount@OldProvider.com.

All folders contained in the previous email account will be nested labels under this parent label.

How to import email from another Gmail account?

The simplest and best option is to use the import tool located within the Gmail interface. You can find the email and contacts import tool using these steps:

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. Click on the Gear icon on the top right-most side of the Gmail interface and then select “Settings”.
  3. Under Accounts and Import select Import mail and contacts.
  4. Enter your account email address and then select Continue.
  5. Follow the steps on the screen.
  6. Click Start import.

Note: If you have an Apple account, please read the following article.

How to import from Apple to Gmail?

Beginning on June 15th, Apple started requiring users to utilize app-specific passwords to access data using third-party apps.

Below you will find the step-by-step instructions on how to import from Apple:

  1.  Navigate to Appleid.apple.com from your web browser and sign in with your Apple ID and Password.
  2. Verify your identity with two-factor authentication.
  3. Under the Security section, select Generate Passwords.
    *If you do not see the option to generate app-specific passwords, you will need to enable two-factor authentication, which is different from two-step verification. Follow the steps under two-factor authentication “Get started.”
  4. Enter a label for the password. Such as “Google Contacts Import”
  5. Copy the app-specific password generated.
  6. Utilize this password for your import into Gmail.

Within Gmail you’ll need to follow these steps and utilize your app-specific password when prompted:

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. Click on the Gear icon on the top right-most side of the Gmail interface and then select “Settings”.
  3. Under Accounts and Import select Import mail and contacts.
  4. Enter your account email address and then select Continue.
  5. Follow the steps on the screen.
  6. Click Start import.