I recently discovered OpenMailBox.org, a privacy aware French email and cloud provider:
Our online solution offers free e-mail address hosting for a wide public in search of a high quality service inspired by a free philosophy and totally independent of all the existing large service companies on the web. The respect for our members’ privacy is our priority, which is why we do everything to ensure the security of the data that is entrusted to us.
Yet, even if they tell us who they are, even if I now value my privacy and freedom, I still wonder how they will pay data and power bills, not to mention hardware costs and people work.
I do know that Google’s price is privacy and advertizing. I do know that WordPress.com insert advertizing.