Increase storage or create a an email downloading vault to store old emails and free space in the account!
And game data through google play games. unlimited save backups. that's, why everyone uses, google its options.
I agree. google offers 15 gbs, and unlimited document, sheets, slide, notes, photo, and even music through uploading your cd collecting through google play music. are unlimited. the 15 gbs is just for files that sit outside that realm. To be more competitive protonmail should atleast offer free users 2 gbs of storage. no unlimited anything needed.
I think an annual fee would be fair for protonmail users and the company. $2 a month would be $24 per year, certainly worth it for a service that has NO ads and does not collect personal info, preferences, etc. As another person commented, I can see the sense in offering a small amount of storage for a limited time for free so people can try out the service. I just got an account 3 days ago and if I decide this is the service for me, I will make a donation, that, in my mind, is the fair thing to do. Help out the company that is providing a service that I am using on a daily basis! As far as improvements . . . I don't have the need to encrypt anything. My Yahoo account was hacked and I wanted a private account with minimal chance of being hacked again. My account seems a little slow to 'send' but I suppose that's because of encryption? Hopefully that won't bother me and I'll stick with protonmail. Thank you for all you do! Joan
Donated $20 with the expectation of additional storage to go fro 500M to 1gig. Have yet to see increase. Won't do that again. Guess protomail is okay with taking the cash and providing nothing, not even a thanks.
I think the free option should stay (very happy with it), Because all the other "big" one's are free also, and u want to compete!
Everybody paying should give themself's a tap on the shoulder for "sponsoring" the free, and keeping this great service alive!
I am not a Proton team member, but these guys need some source of income. Gmail gives you a lot of freer disk space because they use your data, so you don't use your credit card with them but you accept to abandon your privacy against free storage. As your data are not used by Proton mail they need to invoice something: extra-features, disk space and so on...
1GB ok, not more. ProtonMail also need to make $.
Maybe have a cheaper plan option for 1GB acct?
Call it "BASIC" 1.99 € / month 19.99 € / year ?
No Aliases, No Encryption, No Priority Support
No own domain (protonmail.com only),
Just Basic Email, 1.99 € / month
please.thanks a lot.
Paolo Barbolini commented
I don't think it's a good idea to store multiple gb of emails because if your account gets breached they are going to find emails from years go
Add to free accounts 1-GB of storage & 10-folders.
Storage costs are too high to provide this for free.... Protonmail needs income "so they can obtain" and provide services to us. I think the 500MB is fair when a user is not contributing funds.
Remember, organizations (Google, Yahoo, etc.) sell collected data (yours), to pay for so called "free" services. Microsoft and others, use your data for targeted ads, and sell other products to pay for "free" addons.
Protonmail is all about privacy and security. The free account here, really is free. They can only provide so much before needing additional funds.
Are you serious? You know how much works gets put into ProtonMail and you want even more free stuff? Are you working free for someone? My guess is no. Remove the free option in my opinion. Or at least remove the encryption part of the free option. Make it like a normal mail hosting provider with almost 0 benefits.
These developers are brilliant guys and they need a salary. Your short minded, iam sorry.
please no, decreace the space to 100-MB, it would be enough for usto try, before buy :)
(iøm with a free accaunt)
I bet an immediate update from 500 MB to 2 GB for FREE accounts would cost ProtonMail a lot of money. After all that's four times more space for ALL free users. It would be great if they just add 100 MB to FREE accounts every other year. And I still think that the best option would be to offer a fully customizable "tier". There are no plans available between the FREE (500 MB) and PLUS (5 GB) tiers.
The least ProtonMail could do is to offer users to fully customize their own personal plans.
For example I would be happy to reduce the number of "messages per day" and "labels" in return for more storage.
A fully customizable plan between FREE and PLUS is truly missing.
I would be very happy to pay for ProtonMail, but the PLUS plan is definitely too much for me. I don't need 5 GB, 5 addresses, 1 custom domain 1000 messages per day, 200 labels..
I don't see why a plan with 1.5 GB storage, 0 custom domains, 1 address, 100 messages per day, and 5 labels for €8/year should not be possible.
1gb for a free account would be perfect. Or maybe paying 1 euro/month for 1gb. 5gb is way too much for me, but 500mb is way too few.
I don't mind paying $5 a month for 20GB, but 5GB?!?!?!?!?!
That's too little. That should be the free plan.
free - 5gb
$2 usd a month - 10gb
$5 usd/month - 20-30 gb
we're living in 2017 not 2007.
I have an alternate proposal.
When a premium user sends email to a free user, that mail should always be accepted, even if the free user's mailbox is otherwise full.
The idea is that if a free user's mailbox fills up, that should inconvenience only free users, not premium users.
Because some people aren't going to use more than 40mb , LOL, I suggest that you only give 1Gb or maybe less, and from the settings, the user can ask to extend his storage limit, 500mb each 30 days for example, so people who create a protonmail and abandoned it, hence they wasn't too careful and they put their email address in almost everywhere, they won't be able to receive more than 500mb of no-one-gonna-read-emails, Actually this is a serious problem for major companies so to talk about a startups or small companies with a budget.
So the Idea is to push users to be active and use their protonmail mainly and carefully to be able to increase their storage, otherwise they can pay one time donation to unlock the 30 days (or something else) period, this will be cool for some guys who use protonmail in forms, or something like, And for bigger companies who are going to receive huge amount of emails from the first day, they need to subscribe .. for me a free user, it beneficial to me if business users are going to buy a subscriptions because that will assure that we will always be able to use protonmail :)
I think 7GB with support would be ideal. From what I've been told, the reason you get 10-20GB from Gmail is because they make money on all your data. More data equals more information which equals more money for Google. Protonmail doesn't make money on your data.
7GB for free with limited support would be great.