Anyone who attaches a bit more importance to privacy and security, will have a good experience with the Swiss e-mail provider Protonmail. While the basic functions are free of charge, you can now also purchase various additional features via Bitcoin.
If you are on many exchanges and platforms, you have to be aware that your access password is only as strong as the email password. An example:
An attacker has set aside your access at Bittrex. For Bittrex you have a strong password because you realize that there is money on the stock market. But it will be a problem if you realize that your password is much weaker for your e-mail account.
A hack from the e-mail mailbox is therefore much easier from the point of view of an attacker. He only needs to reset the password on the exchange and set a new password himself. And the whole scenario is not purely hypothetical, because it was similar to Venture Capitalist Bo Shen.
Correspondingly, maximum security and privacy settings, aspects that Protonmail takes more seriously than most other vendors are important. No IP addresses are stored, encryption can be activated for e-mails, and the servers are located in the territory of Switzerland, subject to strict security requirements.
Protonmail is available through the web, Android, or iOS app. The free package contains an address, 500 MB of storage space, and an upper limit of 150 messages per day. A VPN can be rented at 4 euros.
The Plus package starts at € 4 per month and allows an online storage space of 5 GB, as well as 5 Protonmail addresses, more daily news, autoport and other features. With the introduction of Bitcoin as payment means next to Euro, Swiss franc and US dollar, Protonmail will perhaps gain greater popularity among crypto enthusiasts.