I find paying 4 euros per month too expensive.
I would suggest adding the possibility to buy more features like adding more addresses, more filters rules or more GB for life.
250 € for Lifetime pro will be great.
Export/save MY emails = $
Make 5 lousy folders = $
Email client = $
But hey, you have 500mb for free! yeyyy
One time payment - non existent.
By the way, I pay for my services, I don't believe in free stuff anymore, but you people need to "step up".
PS: where is calendar and contacts sync by the way? Even my 5years old qnap nas has free carddav/caldav support.
to the dudes @protonmail: do you think how much money you can make even at 1$ if all gmail users come to you? It is a interesting service, but to grow and keep the fight up you need more, and for that users have to come to you.
4Euro/month for my mother, brother,sisters etc? they will newer switch. 1$ and maybe a family pack even cheaper - I will pay for them all!
Also - add the option for everyone to be able to download their mails!(bridge or whatever) This is like basic stuff! come on ....
I would not put any recovery/important stuff here without option to take-and-leave if you go away/shut down or I go someplace else!
Oleg S commented
In my country average income is 100$, that’s why 5$ for mailbox is expensive
There will be always people who look for everything so called "cheap or free" but require top level service. Would you work for free in the city like Geneva, N.Y. Tokyo, London etc? Would you have best native developers to do work for you for $5/month without outsource to unknown because of "cheap" and at the same time maybe risk security?. Do you ask at each shop to give you discount? Common, change your mind about money and the rest will follow. Happy New Year!
lifetime subscription is a great idea. I would not sign up for monthly/yearly payment even just because of the effort involved, even if it was $2 a month. I want low-maintenance email service.
great idea! I would not sign up for monthly/yearly payment even just because of the effort involved, even if it was $1 a month. I want low-maintenance email service.
I use GSuite which I`m going to switch to my PM Pro Account. GSuite charge me €5/month and only for one domain. The only good thing about it is that Google gives me 30GB (currently 8GB used) and PMPro just 5GB for the same amount. Anyway, I`m going to move after all and see how things goes. Right now with 1 domain set and a few emails I already use 25MB. When I move my biz domain than I will have to think how to manage without adding more GB for time being
At least having an option to pay for services once for two whole years, would be great.
Didn't this option get offered a while back for $1250 or something akin to this? So, I think the option was there for a limited time or number of people - can't remember which...
If ProtonMail Plus is too expensive for you, there is a free plan. It's very possible to use ProtonMail without paying.
The issue with lifetime plans is that this is a service, not a commodity.
You will cost ProtonMail money in server time, storage costs, and bandwidth costs, and those costs continue over time. A one time payment has to be large enough to cover all your potential use going forward.
A very limited quantity of lifetime plans were offered previously, at $1337 each.
There is no feasible way for a one time payment to cover the recurring costs of having you as a customer, without being prohibitively expensive.
Don't agree at all. Should be even more expensive in the Pro. Great service has his price.
I disagree, paying 12 cent a day for secure email and its the benefits is not too expensive.
Yes, I hate and never use "recurrent" online payments - for a couple of filters or something I don't want to have to remember to pay yet another bill monthly or yearly .. 1time for basic stuff!
Check your competitors, for example - Tutanota.
Premiun account - 1GB storage + 5 email alias = 1,2 EUR per month.
I am already their Premium user for such conditions. As for me - not everyone needs 5 GB and Custom domain.
Do the same and I will buy your Premium too.
Just bought a lifetime discount for 45% for plus if I renew every 2 years. Lets see how that goes.
A 1€ option would be great!
The current free plan has not enough functionality to be worth a donation. I would love to contribute, but 4-5€ is too much for me, and it offers a lot I don't need/want.
So, an additional option would be nice containing:
Everything FREE-plan has + 1GB + 50folders/labels + custom filters
To me these are basic email needs that every email provider should offer, and I would be more than willing to pay 1€/month for this.
as much as a user would like it, it is just not feasible.
1) protonmail provides services, not commodities.
2) it's risky. as a company, protonmail can go to a different direction than you were hoping, and you're stuck with it for life.
3) to be economically feasible, it would have to be in sort of a insurance plan style, paying a premium price over some years. This would not be a popular choice