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#1 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 07:53 AM

So has anyone tried this yet ?????

http://www.zdnet.com...d-android-apps/

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Encrypted email company ProtonMail is dropping the beta tag and launching free iOS and Android apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.
After launching in 2014 in what it describes as "the post-Snowden environment", ProtonMail said it was hit with "overwhelming demand" after signups exceeded 10,000 per day.
Since then, ProtonMail has been an invitation-only service but even so has over one million users on its closed beta, including businesses, journalists, activists, and private individuals.
The company offers an end-to-end encrypted email service which it said makes it "practically impossible" for governments, or the company itself, to gain access to user messages.

https://protonmail.c...ecurity-details





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No tracking or logging of personally identifiable information
Unlike competing services, we do not save any tracking information. By default, we do not record metadata such as the IP addresses used to log into accounts. As we have no way to read encrypted emails, we do not serve targeted advertisements. To protect user privacy, ProtonMail does not require any personally identifiable information to register.


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Our SSL certificate authority (CA) is QuoVadis Trustlink Schweiz AG, a leading Swiss SSL certificate issuer. Using a Swiss based CA ensures that our CA's SSL infrastructure is not under the control of US or EU government agencies. To allow extremely security conscious users to further verify that they are in fact connecting to our server, we have also released the SHA1 and SHA-256 hash for our SSL public key.

ProtonMail Plans Explained (Free, Paid, Visionary)



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ProtonMail Free: We created ProtonMail to bring encrypted email to everyone around the world. We know that some of the people who need our service the most will not be able to pay, so there will always be a free option. ProtonMail Free accounts enjoy the same level of security and ease-of-use as our premium offerings. The main differences and limitations are listed below.
  • Sending limit: 50 messages/hour and 150 messages/day
  • Labels limit: 20
  • Storage: 500 MB
  • Custom domains: not supported
  • Additional addresses: not supported
  • Customer support: limited
  • Pricing: free!
Unlike many Internet companies that depend on invading your privacy to sell advertisements, we wanted to avoid this business model and opt for one that puts the users first while also allowing ProtonMail to be sustainable. ProtonMail is funded by both donations and revenue from paid plans. This funding is used to pay for servers, bandwidth, and pay the full time staff that has been keeping ProtonMail running reliably since 2013. By upgrading to a paid plan, you are supporting our mission of providing easy to use encrypted email to citizens around the world for free.

https://protonmail.c...dos-protection/



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ProtonMail DDoS Protection


ProtonMail offers state-of-the-art DDoS protection for your personal or business email. Our team has strong expertise in DDoS protection, having previously successfully mitigated one of the largest DDoS attacks to hit Europe. To provide comprehensive DDoS protection, we have partnered with Radware, a publicly traded company that is the world’s top DDoS protection provider. This allows ProtonMail to be protected against even the largest DDoS attacks. ProtonMail’s DDoS protection is not theoretical, since being implemented, it has withstood attacks exceeding 50 Gbps with no downtime.
As a result ProtonMail can offer uptime and stability which can even exceed that of the world’s largest email providers. We do this while simultaneously providing the highest levels of privacy and security. ProtonMail is one of the only email providers which owns and manages all of our servers and network components such as routers and switches. We are our own internet service provider and are a member of RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens). In addition to that, we also own and control a dedicated line linking our datacenter to the main Swiss Internet point of presence in Zurich so service interruptions on shared lines don’t impact us.
By hosting your business or personal email at ProtonMail, you can ensure that you are protected against DDoS attacks. If your business or website ever comes under DDoS attack (or if another business hosted at the same location as you comes under attack), with ProtonMail you can ensure that email, your most important way of communicating with customers, will stay online and available.


Seems to be still under very active development but reading through a lot if the comments it looks to be at a pretty stable and usable state. Makes sense as they have opened it up for anyone to join as opposed to the invite only service they were offering.
I like that it is not USA or UK/EU controlled in any way meaning private stays private.

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 09:08 AM

Yeah I signed up like last year and finally got my account about 5 months or so ago. I used it some when I first got it but I have not signed into it in a while now.
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Posted 18 March 2016 - 09:15 AM

That is nice that the android app is finally coming out. I may start to use it more with that added feature..
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Posted 18 March 2016 - 11:59 AM

http://www.wired.com...t-fully-secure/

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it’s better to store your own key rather than outsourcing it to ProtonMail or anyone else. You can do this by running GPG from a command line. Using GPG with Mozilla’s Thunderbird email application and the Enigmail plugin, or with a browser extension like Mailvelope

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 12:24 PM

View Postzlim, on 18 March 2016 - 11:59 AM, said:

http://www.wired.com...t-fully-secure/

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it’s better to store your own key rather than outsourcing it to ProtonMail or anyone else. You can do this by running GPG from a command line. Using GPG with Mozilla’s Thunderbird email application and the Enigmail plugin, or with a browser extension like Mailvelope

Good point. Still as a starter for privacy Proton seems to be an easy way to start. :fish:
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Posted 19 March 2016 - 08:08 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 18 March 2016 - 12:24 PM, said:

View Postzlim, on 18 March 2016 - 11:59 AM, said:

http://www.wired.com...t-fully-secure/

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it’s better to store your own key rather than outsourcing it to ProtonMail or anyone else. You can do this by running GPG from a command line. Using GPG with Mozilla’s Thunderbird email application and the Enigmail plugin, or with a browser extension like Mailvelope

Good point. Still as a starter for privacy Proton seems to be an easy way to start. :fish:
You might want to check out a thread in the Security sub-forum at dslreports first: https://www.dslrepor...369-Proton-Mail

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:49 PM

Either side could be true but this is what protonmail claims...

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ProtonMail is one of the only email providers which provides comprehensive DDoS protection. In order to provide this protection, we have partnered with Radware, one of the leaders in DDoS protection. Recently, malicious rumors have surfaced that our partnership with Radware means Israel has compromised ProtonMail email privacy (since Radware’s international headquarters is in Israel). These rumors have mostly been spread by conspiracy theorists who don’t at all understand ProtonMail’s technology....
https://protonmail.c...israel-radware/
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:37 PM

Woo-hoo! Got me a ProtonMail email account the other night. It was easy-peasy! Now I'm just waiting for them to implement IMAP/SMTP so I can use the service with my Thunderbird email client.

https://protonmail.com/ <-- get 'em while they're HOT!

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:30 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 15 March 2017 - 10:37 PM, said:

Woo-hoo! Got me a ProtonMail email account the other night. It was easy-peasy! Now I'm just waiting for them to implement IMAP/SMTP so I can use the service with my Thunderbird email client.

https://protonmail.com/ <-- get 'em while they're HOT!

Great news. Now we can proceed with PLAN 9. :pirate:
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:09 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 16 March 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 15 March 2017 - 10:37 PM, said:

Woo-hoo! Got me a ProtonMail email account the other night. It was easy-peasy! Now I'm just waiting for them to implement IMAP/SMTP so I can use the service with my Thunderbird email client.

https://protonmail.com/ <-- get 'em while they're HOT!

Great news. Now we can proceed with PLAN 9. :pirate:

Wait...its Plan 9? I have been preparing for plan 6... B)
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:42 PM

Hmm... Plan 9. Isn't that the one from outer space?

https://en.wikipedia...rom_Outer_Space

Or the one from Bell Labs?

https://en.wikipedia..._from_Bell_Labs

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