Allow 'search message content' for all paid plans
For the unaware, Protonmail's encryption means search works by searching a local index. If you're not on a Visionary or Lifetime plan, this search only works for titles, not message content:
For Visionary and Lifetime users, they can also download an index of their message content.
My request, or feedback, or question, is why isn't this available for all plans? Or at least all paid plans.
From a technical point of view, I can't see any problems:
- I'm already paying for the storage
- I'm already paying for the data egress
- The data belongs to me
- The hardware belongs to me
From a product point-of-view, my impression is that ProtonMail don't usually gate cheap-to-provide features from lesser plans. The extra storage of Visionary has a real cost - letting me download my own emails does not. I don't need any of the other features of Visionary & paying 16 euros/month for regex is hard to stomach.
Constructive feedback welcome.
It looks like this was just added to Professional plans - fingers crossed for Paid!