Protonmail – Is this what really secure email looks like?

I’ll answer my own question with a definite “maybe” (and a Fry fistful of American dollars). Protonmail’s Indiegogo funding has been remarkably successful so far, easily surpassing the base goal of $100,000. With five days remaining, there is a real chance they could hit all of the “bonus” funding benchmarks and wind up with a formidable suite of products.

The current feature list includes:

  • End-to-end encryption
  • Expiration
  • Unsend
  • Scheduling
  • No Ads
  • Swiss-Based (kind of a big deal if you’re at all aware of U.S. policy)
  • Compatible (with other systems)
  • Zero-access (for the admins)
  • No installation
  • Free forever

I just received my beta invite, so I haven’t had a chance to play around with it yet. I’ve added my Protonmail address to my contact page, and, if all goes well, I’ll move my domain email over to them.

Protonmail is a very important experiment and it has the potential to make internet messaging secure for a while. I’m happy to spend a few bucks to push the project forward a few feet. If you’re interested, check it out, and if you’ve used Protonmail, let me know what you think.

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