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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_M View Post
    Not the same companies at all. Though Fastmail (as in Fastmail.fm) did end up buying the domain name Fastmail.ca from Richards.



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    Either way, I don't like Richards and I don't like what I've read about Fastmail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awndray View Post
    Either way, I don't like Richards and I don't like what I've read about Fastmail.
    Still sounds like you're conflating Richards' Fastmail with the "real" Fastmail. His was a wholly separate business and Fastmail.fm (same entity as Fastmail.com) did not buy it or take it over. They simply got the domain name fastmail.ca from him. Fastmail.fm/com has a very good reputation.
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    Actually, I was confusing Fastmail with Hushmail for some reason. I'll grant you that Fastmail seems like a good provider, but I don't like that their servers are in the US. I still prefer Proton.

    But as I said, they all have their negative sides. It's just a matter of deciding which works best for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awndray View Post
    but I don't like that their servers are in the US. I still prefer Proton.
    New York and Amsterdam apparently. My guess is that the move to New York was from when they were bought by Opera and then once they re-bought their company back they added Amsterdam (used to have Iceland pre-Opera) but kept New York for speed of North American users. I don't know which country has the best cyber privacy laws, but yes it certainly is NOT the US.

    What is the Proton business model? I see "sign up" and "donate" on their site but now hint at pricing. Looks interesting though.
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    Here's a good, honest review of it. Pros and cons at the end summarize it well.

    https://www.bestvpn.com/review/protonmail/

    Personally, I don't use email for "life or death situations" as noted in the reviewer's last comments. For that reason, Proton works for me. But truthfully, I don't really use it. I'm still on Gmail, as insecure and un-private as it is.

    The problem is convincing others to use secure methods of emailing. If you send encrypted email, expect people to be confused and/or frustrated.
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    Interesting article, thanks. Too bad the paid version is very expensive (to me at least lol). I used to use PGP with the email client Eudora in the early to mid 90s but no one I knew did likewise so I eventually gave up.
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