What simply occurred? ProtonMail, the privacy-focused electronic mail service that provides end-to-end encryption to its customers, has been rebranded and is consolidating its varied merchandise right into a single package deal; there’s even a brand new web site and look. Depending on the chosen tier—there’s a free one—you will get entry to numerous ranges of Proton’s mail, VPN, cloud storage, and encrypted calendar companies.
Now referred to as simply Proton, the corporate’s new URL, proton.me, reveals there are three subscriptions on provide, all of which unify its merchandise. The first of those is free, however you are restricted to 1GB of area—although it is nonetheless double that of the earlier free tier—shared between Proton Mail and Proton Drive, one electronic mail handle, three labels and folders, and 150 messages per day. You additionally get one private calendar and one medium-speed VPN connection.
Next is the Mail Plus plan. It prices €4.99 monthly ($5.30) and ups the storage to 15GB. Users additionally get ten electronic mail addresses, limitless messages, folders, labels, and filters, help for one customized area, the identical VPN connection because the free choice, and entry to twenty Proton Calendars that may be shared with others.
Finally, there’s the €12 ($12.79) monthly Proton Unlimited choice. This clearly offers probably the most advantages, together with 500GB of electronic mail/cloud area, 15 electronic mail addresses, three customized electronic mail domains, and ten high-speed VPN connections with 1,700+ servers throughout 63 totally different nations.
While nothing has modified with Proton’s electronic mail performance, present customers can use the brand new @proton.me handle as a substitute of the previous @protonmail.com in the event that they so want. It’s additionally price noting that customers can lower your expenses on the paid-for plans by signing up for one or two years and paying in a single go.
“For a few years, the web has been dominated by ad-based enterprise fashions which abuse privateness and leverage our most intimate information for monetary acquire,” mentioned Proton CEO Andy Yen through the firm’s eighth birthday announcement final month. “Proton’s mission is to supply an alternate and assist construct a simply web financial system that works for customers and all of society. The transformation from particular person privateness companies in the direction of an built-in privateness ecosystem is a vital step towards constructing an entire alternative to Big Tech’s choices.”