I started using protonmail’s email service since it was in BETA, I’ve seen it evolve and turn into something great.
It’s a great email service for business or everyday users.
The Free Tier Offers:
150 messages per day
+ They offer two other PAID tiers ($4 / month or $24/month, each with their additional advanced features)
Which is enough for an everyday user. The best part about protonmail is that I don’t receive much or any spam at all. It does a great job at filtering away spam emails.
In Addition the use of two passwords, “The first password is used to verify the identity of the user. After that, encrypted data can be retrieved. The second password is a decryption password which is never sent to us. It is used to decrypt data on your device so we do not have access to the decrypted data, or the decryption password. This means we cannot hand over your data to third parties. ” Which also means that if you lose or forget the second password you account is gone forever and can’t be recovered.
You can get a free secure email account from ProtonMail here.
** Like to end on the note that protonmail is secure but using it for wrong reasons will get you in trouble, as they do follow the law while being in Switzerland they follow their laws and will help the authorities by “RETAINING” your encrypted data and in rare cases handing it over to the authorities following a court order from swiss courts. Read more about it : https://protonmail.com/blog/transparency-report/ **