Have you ever heard about email security, encryption, NSA surveillance, metadata, Edward Snowden, Apple vs. FBI …? If you have, then you probably know what encryption means and how hot topic privacy is nowadays. If you haven’t, take you head out of the sand and start reading news. If you are looking for more secure way to communicate, there are multiple options available like Telegram, Signal, iMessage, but email is still quite vulnerable. This is where Protonmail steps into picture.
I am in a process of trying to find an alternative for my private email. Protonmail has been one option for me but it has lacked a mobile client until the last week when they released first public releases of iOS and Android clients. So I decided to give it a try and write a blog post about it.
If you are not familiar with the Protonmail, here it is in a nutshell. Protonmail is an email service which is designed to protect users’ privacy from the day one. Reading between the lines, Protonmail is starting from the email first, but in the future they will provide other services too. Traditionally using secure email has been too difficult to use for an average user – using encryption required too much knowledge. Protonmail wanted to change this and they made using a secure email easy:
“At ProtonMail, our goal is to guard against mass surveillance and we feel the best way to do that is to give encryption to everybody. The only way to do that, is to make encryption easy to use.” Continue reading Protonmail – Secure Email From Switzerland