[Disclaimer: This is not an affiliate post. I’m receiving no commission in return for this article and have no ProtonMail affiliation. I just really like ProtonMail.]
I’ve been using ProtonMail as an alternative to Google for about 3 years now. It’s a shame I haven’t made an article about it sooner. Especially since I’ve already talked about Google alternatives and social media alternatives.
Regardless, now is the time.
I’m a huge fan of ProtonMail and their associated platforms. I have it as my primary email, my work emails, my VPN source (mobile and laptop), and hopefully my future Drive, Cloud, and Calendar applications.
They are currently in the development process to create an encrypted and private suite comparable to Google. With the obvious exception that they aren’t selling your data.
That means the Drive, Cloud, and Calendar are on the way. It will rival both Google and Microsoft.
ProtonMail is Awesome
They’ve already really impressed me with their email and free VPN up until now. I have high hopes (and expectations) for their future products.
When so many products are garbage just hunting after personal data to sell, it’s amazing when a company can actually create a viable product outside of the rat race.
Here is their about page:
We’re building an internet that protects privacy, starting with email.
We are scientists, engineers, and developers drawn together by a shared vision of protecting civil liberties online. This is why we created ProtonMail, an easy to use secure email service with built-in end-to-end encryption and state of the art security features. Our goal is to build an internet that respects privacy and is secure against cyberattacks.
We are committed to developing and widely distributing the tools necessary to protect your data online. Our team combines deep mathematical and technical knowledge from the world’s top research institutions with expertise in building easy to use user interfaces. Together, we are building the encrypted communication technologies of the future.
I want end-to-end encryption, no ads, and no selling of data. I’d be hard pressed to find a better provider that matches those three things outside of ProtonMail.
If you’ve never tried them, give them a shot. You can get a free account just by signing up. But be forewarned: if you want to use it as your main email source you need to pay like $4 a month for an actual account. Hey, privacy/security aren’t free. Well worth it to keep your stuff secure.
We should actively support good companies; not bad ones. That includes using privacy alternatives whenever you can.
Help ProtonMail get there to be the #1 Google alternative. Check them out here.
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