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ProtonMail Black Friday Sale - Up to 50% off ($72 USD / ~$106 AUD for 2 Year Plus Plan)

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I've been waiting for this deal to drop for a while because I think Protonmail is the best alternative to Google, but I've always been too stingy to pay full price. Additionally, they're planning to bring out calendar support soon which will finally let me kill off my google accounts. Anyway, here's the blurb about Plus:

ProtonMail Plus accounts are paid versions of ProtonMail. Plus plans come with additional features and priority customer support. ProtonMail Plus refers to all paid plans, including customized plus plans, visionary plans, and Professional plans. By upgrading to ProtonMail plus, you make it possible for ProtonMail to build a more private internet.

In addition to supporting ProtonMail’s overall mission, users who upgrade to ProtonMail Plus are provided with extra features to improve their ProtonMail experience by increasing the functionality of their account.

These features include:

  • Custom domains
  • Users within your domain
  • Increased Storage
  • Additional Addresses
  • Higher Sending Limits
  • Autoresponder
  • Unlimited Labels to facilitate improved organization
  • Premium Support (faster response times)
This is part of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for 2019

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    Protonmail ($106) is the best alternative to Google (free), always been too stingy to pay full price. whoah your range is vast

    • +3 votes

      I'm mostly interested in switching to email that doesn't spy on you; with google you are the product. I tried a few recommendations and liked this one the best, but the free accounts are limited to 5Gb and you can't use multiple accounts on the app/thunderbird.

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      I've been using GMX.net and GMX.ch (NOT to be confused with GMX.com) for years now.
      Multiple accounts on the app but you do get their email adverts (which you can't block)
      Also, no English web page (all in Swiss German)
      https://www.gmx.net/

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    You only get two custom domains with the Pro plan. Fastmail lets you have dozens.

    • +1 vote

      Actually I think it's one custom domain but 5 addresses. Also, Protonmail is based in Switzerland which isn't a 5 eyes country, which is one of the things that interested me.

    • +1 vote

      ProtonMail is more about security and privacy. Fastmail isn't (servers based in New York, headquarters in Melbourne).

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    Yandex.Mail has unlimited domain mappings and unlimited 10GB mailboxes for free.

    • +7 votes

      Ahh yes, Yandex. Founded by a Russian, owned by a Russian conglomerate and used heavily in Russia and Turkey. How could that be bad?

      • +6 votes

        Exactly. Much safer than having my data harvested by the US, China or Israel.

        • +3 votes

          Compared to ProtonMail which is based in Switzerland and has all its servers there too?

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            @potplanty: No, definitely not comparable with Swiss privacy laws, but it's free. And I've got nothing to hide. If I did I wouldn't use Facebook, Instagram, Chrome, Windows, Intel processors.

      • -3 votes

        getspopcorn

        decides to remove all forms of internet comms.

  • +1 vote

    Switched a week or so ago and no problems so far. Loving the option to have 5 different emails on the one account (6 if you include the @pm.me domain of your main email).

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    The two year Plus plan is normally 79 EUR so 72 EUR isn't a huge discount considering the "Black Friday!!!" hype.

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      $79 is the renewal price (not regular price) if you've already bought 2 years on the Black Friday deal. From what I've read people weren't previously allowed to renew so they kicked up a stink and now there's a renewal price. No idea why its $7 more though.

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        I've never been a paid user of Protonmail but 79 EUR has long been the 2-year plan price for me when I log in to my free account (Settings > Paid Plan). The 33% 2-year discount is also available for the Professional and Visionary plans which aren't part of this Black Friday sale.

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          Bugger, I think you're right. It seems like all the plans only have about $10AUD off for Black Friday, which is a bit underwhelming. I still want the service, but I was holding out buying it for a while and the discount now doesn't seem it was worth waiting.

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    I have 46GB of Gmail storage used with over 60GB archived locally. 5GB would last almost no time at all. Sure… I can pay €9.00 x 41 = $599.41 AUD per year extra for the storage. Protonmail is ultra expensive.

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      Also, google reads all your mail and knows what kind of surprise birthday parties you like to throw. The point of paying for protonmail is that its secure and private. If you don't care about that, then I agree, there's no point in paying more.

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      I had 17GB of shit in my Gmail before I went and purged all my old crap. You'd be surprised how much you don't actually need. Took me about a day but worth it.

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      https://clean.email

      Grab a key for $20 (search for it) and clean that stuff up!

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        After 7 years, yearly I archive them locally. It’s just data, minuscule amounts in the scheme of things so I’m not going to care.

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    Have people looked into Mail-In-A-Box (https://mailinabox.email/)?

    • +2 votes

      That's a pretty technical solution to the problem. Unless you work in tech, that's not going to be viable for you.

      Plus, there are a bunch of other pitfalls and drawbacks to running your own mail server, such as no one receiving your emails because you're being filtering by a spam filter.

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    Been using Proton for about year or so. I only use this email address for the more important stuff - bills, utilities, medical, insurance etc so 5gb is no issue.

    All other stuff on Gmail.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah I'm planning on keeping all my shitty newsletters and stuff in Gmail while moving anything remotely important to Proton.

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        I'd been doing that for a while but rushed me made snap judgements in the grey areas between shitty and important, and the "sign away your privacy" stuff ended up mixing with the private account. It seems it'd be easier to manage if all the accounts are with one provider.

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    I love ProtonMail. Great service.

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    They also have a VPN service as well which I heard is exceptionally good. Any true hands on experience with this?

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    Another alternative to protonmail for security-conscious folk is migadu.com which I have been using personally for ~4months and had no issues. Also hosted in Switzerland and perfect if you are going to be using your own domain (requirement for migadu).

    Benefits over protonmail:
    * unlimited storage, domains, address (aliases and mailboxes).

    Not exactly a deal but gives people some options if they are too constrained with protonmails accounts and storage limits.

    I personally use protonmail as my backup address and migadu as my primary emails

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    I'm not super tech savvy so this is more of a question to the tech savvy people in this thread.

    I've been researching alternatives to gmail, not because I was worried about security (now I am), but because I was concerned with having all my eggs in one basket. If Google goes down, temporarily or permanently, I would lose access to so many accounts that are linked to gmail. Along with using Google Docs and sheets as well.

    Proton Mail seems to tick the boxes re security but what's the likelihood they go down, leaving us without access to important accounts that are linked to the email?

    Alternatively, would buying a domain and using the associated email accounts with it work? Once again, I'm not tech savvy so I'm not sure how these emails work. are they actually run by the domain host? So we would be at risk if the domain host goes down? Or is this just not very secure?

    Sorry for so many questions.

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    Hi Hogg, any provider can go down - including Proton. I did read about them being co-developed by CERN which might be a bit concerning.

  • +1 vote

    I've started to use Tatunota only 12euro ( $19 AUD ) per year,
    also have similar FREE plan
    Waiting too long for protonmail to add U2f or open-source everything.
    it debatable if there more private or not but an upfront feature like U2f is a must for me

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    I was paying for Protonmail Plus until about 2 years ago. I ended up (unfortunately) heading back to G Suite. At the time it was lacking a ton of features, and the mobile apps kind of sucked. Might give it another year and try it out again.

    TBH, I wouldn't use Protonmail at all anymore without paying for a sub - many services have started to block the @protomail domain due to abuse/spam.

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