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#1 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:11

i wonder if anyone is using this? it's according to it's creators free, easy to access, absolutely save and encrypted.

https://protonmail.ch

 

i have got my beta invite today and just created an account.




#2 Advent

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:39

When did you request the invite? Did you donate to the IndieGoGo? I wasn't able to but did sign up for an invite a month or so ago and have yet to receive my invite. 



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:44

The ".ch" doesn't bring much trust with it tbh. 



#4 Shiranui

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:49

The ".ch" doesn't bring much trust with it tbh. 

 

You don't trust the Swiss?



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:02

I think Protonmail is a great idea, while I hate the name, I agree with the need for encryption and privacy. I've been following it for a while as it's been discussed quite a lot over at /r/bitcoin.

 

That said, I think we're long overdue for a complete replacement of e-mail.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:03

(...) absolutely save (...)

https://www.ssllabs....d=protonmail.ch
https://protonmail.c...-august-11-2014


You don't trust the Swiss?

Never trust the ones with(out) money.

#7 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:41

No sir I did not donate anything.
When did you request the invite? Did you donate to the IndieGoGo? I wasn't able to but did sign up for an invite a month or so ago and have yet to receive my invite.

Fairly long time ago I did the request. I am not at home now so I can't look for the confirmation mail but will update you on this later.

I have no idea if this mail service is save but I think if any country can claim somewhat close to neutrality it's definitely Switzerland.

#8 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:23

When did you request the invite?

19.06.2014 9:24:PM



#9 Advent

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 01:46

19.06.2014 9:24:PM

Thanks, guess I'll be waiting a bit longer. 



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 20:29

I just logged into my account for the first time today. It's a really basic email service and I enjoy it. 

 

I just wish they open sourced it completely. 

 

FYI PGP has been available for Gmail/Outlook/Yahoo for a long time if you are willing to install software on your PC to decrypt the emails. 



#11 Earthworm Jimmy

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 20:39

how is this better then    ?

 

http://nerdbusiness....ail-alternative

 

i quite like the neomailbox.ch  it is a pay service though...and the name sounds slightly less retarded then protonmail.     

 

however i will be willing to try to get into protonmail too, if there are additional benefits.  i am guessing it is free? 

but i think paying for service actually is preferable, since you are making a business deal with them, and they have income source, other then scanning your email



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 20:39


 

FYI PGP has been available for Gmail/Outlook/Yahoo for a long time if you are willing to install software on your PC to decrypt the emails. 

 

and that both sides have to install software for it was the annoying thing. honestly, most people i email with don't even know about it or would not know how to set it up.

so i think protonmail is a good alternative.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 20:44

how is this better then    ?

 

i quite like the neomailbox.  it is a pay service though...and the name sounds slightly less retarded then protonmail.     

 

however i will be willing to try to get into protonmail too, if there are additional benefits.  i am guessing it is free? 

but i think paying for service actually is preferable, since you are making a business deal with them, and they have income source, other then scanning your email

 

Yes, its a free service. ProtonMail doesn't scan your email because it doesn't have access to your mail. All the encrypting and decrypting takes place on your PC in the browser.

 

and that both sides have to install software for it was the annoying thing. honestly, most people i email with don't even know about it or would not know how to set it up.

so i think protonmail is a good alternative.

 

Yeah, that is very true. The ProtonMail encrypted emails are pretty neat. You can even set the email expiration for how many hours after being read that people can't read them any more. 



#14 Earthworm Jimmy

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 20:51

Yes, its a free service. ProtonMail doesn't scan your email because it doesn't have access to your mail. All the encrypting and decrypting takes place on your PC in the browser.

 

 

Yeah, that is very true. The ProtonMail encrypted emails are pretty neat. You can even set the email expiration for how many hours after being read that people can't read them any more. 

 

cool beans.   yeah, i did not like the software solution.

 

 

However, what is the business model here?    They must serve you ads of something?  Just without scanning?



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 20:58

cool beans.   yeah, i did not like the software solution.

 

 

However, what is the business model here?    They must serve you ads of something?  Just without scanning?

Right now they are getting money from their crowdsourcing, and in the future they will be offering paid accounts with more storage space and potentially custom domain names.