APC Australia - - Super Guide » Apps & Services For Privacy - PRO­TONMAIL.COM

Pro­tonMail is just about ev­ery pri­vacy buff’s go-to for se­cure email. Pro­tonMail mes­sages be­tween users of the ser­vice are pro­tected by end-to-end en­cryp­tion so that Pro­tonMail it­self can’t read them. It sup­ports OpenPGP en­cryp­tion for email to non-Pro­tonMail users, as well as a sym­met­ric en­cryp­tion sys­tem where you can send a link to an en­crypted web­page that only a per­son with a spe­cific pass­code can read.

What’s more, mail­box data on Pro­tomail’s servers is en­crypted so that even the com­pany can’t ac­cess it. It keeps no IP logs, re­quires no per­sonal in­for­ma­tion to cre­ate an ac­count, can have mail set to self-de­struct, uses open source code and is lo­cated in Switzer­land, which has some of the world’s best pri­vacy laws.

Rec­om­mended al­ter­na­tive: MailFence ( There are quite a few good al­ter­na­tives to Pro­tonMail (HushMail and Coun­ter­mail, for ex­am­ple), but MailFence has a sim­plic­ity that we re­ally like. It uses OpenPGP for end-to-end mail en­cryp­tion, and while it stores keys on its servers, those keys are pro­tected by a pass­code only you have.

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