Hello, ProtonMail

After reading this blog post about how Google was able to influence traffic to the secure email provider Proton Mail, I’ve been pushed past the tipping point with regard to Google.  Here’s a short excerpt:

The short summary is that for nearly a year, Google was hiding ProtonMail from search results for queries such as ‘secure email’ and ‘encrypted email’. This was highly suspicious because ProtonMail has long been the world’s largest encrypted email provider.

My response? I canceled my paid Google email account and opened a ProtonMail account and am happily paying for it. Not hard, and costs roughly the same. Yes, there is a free version.