How many of you know the fact that your daily e-mails are passaged through a deep espionage filter? This was unknown until the whistleblower Edward Snowden broke all the surveillance secrets, which made privacy and security important for all Internet users than ever before.Although, there are a number of encryption tools that offers encrypted email service to ensure that no one can see what you are sending to someone else. ProtonMail
ProtonMail, developed by CERN and MIT scientists, is a free, open source and end-to-end encrypted email service that offers the simplest and best way to maintain secure communications to keep user’s personal data secure.ProtonMail has been invite-only since 2014, but now the email service has made itself available to everyone and launched new mobile apps.
If you opt for a free account, you’ll get all of the basic features including: A smart-looking app to access your end-to-end encrypted emails easily -500MB of storage capacity -Sending 150 Messages per day Two-factor authentication to access your encrypted email inbox Even if someone intercepts your communication, he/she can not read your conversations because all emails you send or receive with other ProtonMail users are automatically encrypted end-to-end by the service. In addition, for communicating with non-ProtonMail email addresses i.e. Gmail users, all you need to do is: -Create a message -Just click the encryption button -Set a random password
Once done, your encrypted email recipient will get a link to the message with a prompt to enter his/her same password in order to read it. Another friendly feature that ProtonMail offers is Self-destructing emails. All you need to do is set an expiration date for an encrypted email you send, and it will get self-deleted from the recipient’s inbox once the date arrives.