ProtonMail Encrypted eMail

ProtonMail is a secure email service and app with end-to-end message encryption. I’m not using it but I think security is rapidly becoming a business model. I expect to see the government versus citizen arms race to generate a lot of new commercial options.

Even if you’re not important or scummy secure messages are valuable.1 I’m always frustrated when dealing with attorneys or accountants. They rarely have a secure file transfer service. Even when they do, it’s not something I have much control over. Services like ProtonMail could be a nice, simple alternative.

ProtonMail says that their HQ is in Geneva Switzerland and that they have “zero access to user data.”

By way of App Advice

  1. Journalists aren’t necessarily either of those things and hopefully know they need secure email↩︎