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Old 8 Oct 2016, 08:08 AM   #1
Just Bill
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Protonmail

I remember a couple of years ago when Protonmail first started sending out invitations to secure your preferred user name, I jumped at the opportunity. Only recently have a I actually set up the account and thus far it seems to be stable enough to use it as a primary email service. Given recent events, it also seems to be the only truly secure email service out there as pretty much anything U.S. based is crap when it comes to security.

Any others here use Protonmail as your primary email account? If so, are you pleased with it?
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Old 8 Oct 2016, 07:49 PM   #2
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I remember a couple of years ago when Protonmail first started sending out invitations to secure your preferred user name, I jumped at the opportunity. Only recently have a I actually set up the account and thus far it seems to be stable enough to use it as a primary email service. Given recent events, it also seems to be the only truly secure email service out there as pretty much anything U.S. based is crap when it comes to security.

Any others here use Protonmail as your primary email account? If so, are you pleased with it?
As a provider if you get a court order in CH or US, its all the same and has to be followed. Protonmail is no Lavabit. The best secure email “service” - even in this age of cloud services - is the classic trio Thunderbird, GnuPG and Enigmail which is of course not a “service”. Not only is this open-source and free, its also the most secure email as you are not trusting any third party with your unencrypted data. And it can be used with your existing email provider.

Email services like ProtonMail does exactly this and additionally storage encryption which does not add practically any further protection and you have to trust their implementation of PGP.

Its also worth noting that open source webmail like Rainloop (which we use) also provides client side OpenPGP support.
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Old 10 Oct 2016, 03:58 AM   #3
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Any others here use Protonmail as your primary email account? If so, are you pleased with it?
I have an account out of curiosity, but I will never use it as my primary account until I can somehow export all messages in the account to a local copy on my computer. Right now, if Protonmail goes down the drain for one reason or another, all my messages go down with it.

Secondly, I'm suspicious of any claims of "true security" from any email provider, for a number of reasons. But even if said claims hold up, they can never provide any sort of security for the messages I send to people *not* using Protonmail, i.e. 100% of my personal contacts.Sadly, that makes using a service like Protonmail kind of a moot point for me.
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