ProtonMail is an email service developed by Proton, a technology company focused on the security and privacy of its users. Launched in 2013, e-mail aims to be an alternative for users seeking greater privacy when sending and receiving messages.
For you to know more about ProtonMail, we have gathered its main features and differences below. Get to know Gmail’s competing solution and see if the service is worth it to you, both in the free version and the paid plans.
How does ProtonMail work?
ProtonMail was created to protect user privacy where even the company itself cannot use its customers’ data for commercial purposes. Therefore, a service end-to-end encryption maintaining the integrity of all incoming and outgoing messages.
According to Proton’s website, the encryption used is much stronger and stronger than that found on other platforms, meaning emails cannot be decrypted even by the company itself.
Currently the service has three different plans, two of which require a monthly subscription payment from the user. HE The free plan called Proton Free, It offers access to a single email address, up to 1GB of total storage, a limit of up to 3 folders or bookmarks, and retrieval of up to 150 messages per day.
The intermediate plan, Mail Plus, offers up to 10 email addresses, up to 15GB of storage, unlimited folders and bookmarks, unlimited messages, priority support, and access to Proton Calendar, the company’s separate calendar service. All these services can be rented for € 3.99 (about R$ 22) per month.
Finally, the more robust Proton Unlimited plan offers up to 15 email addresses, 500GB storage, unlimited messages and bookmarks, priority support, and access to Proton Calendar, Proton Drive, and Proton VPN. The plan costs € 9.99 (approx R$ 55) per month.
Despite the difference between the plans, it’s important to note that they all have Proton end-to-end encryption.
What are the features of ProtonMail?
ProtonMail’s features are very similar to other email services like Gmail and Outlook. On the main page we have access to the inbox, where it is possible to check received messages and send emails to other people (copy and blind copy).
In the Options menu, on the left side of the page, users can access messages that are automatically deleted, sent and forwarded to spam.
In the same menu, it is possible to create folders and labels to organize messages, as well as change the layout and theme of the page to make the service look like a client.
Also, as mentioned above, users who have one of ProtonMail’s paid plans have access to the yet unexplored and untested features of Proton Calendar, Proton Drive and Proton VPN in this regard.
What makes ProtonMail different from its competitors?
The main difference between ProtonMail and its competitors is its focus on user privacy. With end-to-end encryption, the service is mainly aimed at targeting companies looking for extra protection for their corporate email and users who don’t want their data to be tracked by any platform.
Another important point is the use of different email addresses, which can be of interest to organizations from different industries that need to forward messages and requests to their employees.
If you are interested in the service, you can create a free account at any time by clicking here.
Source: Tec Mundo