Protonmail is too expensive. Offer the option to buy features for life
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.
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.
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.
Ryan Grange commented
I would love to be able to chip in a little a month but i am a student and cannot afford approximatly £40 a year. If there was a cheaper option, i.e £1 a month i would definatly buy it, it could have 1 email adress, 1GB storage, no forced signature and 500 messages a day, as it would put it price to fretures proportinal on the list.
I’ll just repeat what I wrote ten months ago*: 4€/month would be reasonable if that was the whole cost. But the actual cost is a multiple of that... Why? Because a security minded person needs multiple accounts (not just e-mail aliases). Free accounts don’t rectify this obstacle because TOS prohibit multiple free accounts. (Please, correct me if I am wrong.)
*) My comment from November 7, 2016 9:04 PM. (Displayed in user history as “Nov 8, 2016” for some reason.)
Julien S. commented
Same thought...Personnaly, i'd give 1€/mth per GB of storage.
As a basic user, i don't need 5GB and all these features you get with the PLUS plan.
mailbox.org is 1€/Month.
Posteo is € 12 annually. I would pay € 24 for Proton.
For me personally is not just about supporting ProtonMail with money but simply having a load of features that I am not using. For example, I would gladly opt-out of custom domains and lower allowed storage (5GB is too much for me as a light user) if that would lower my price plan.
Just to mention - originally I only opted-in for a paid plan as it included ProtonVPN and that was a great deal (~50€ for mail and VPN). As ProtonVPN has been launched (and is now at a quite steep price, compared to other well-regarded VPNs), all the use I am getting out of my payments for ProtonMail Plus is being able to use 2 extra aliases (which I cannot even delete)... If I could opt-out of some premium features I would gladly use the saving for ProtonVPN as I simply can't afford paying for both at the moment.
i agree, i really want to support protonmail but the plan that they have are way too much expensive to afford for me in this moment
Here you can find unlimited Emails with far cheaper rates but then you won't get pgp etc etc on it. You will have to get it working using Thunderbird + enigmail https://www.secureserver.net/email/email-hosting.aspx?ci=1794&prog_id=511472
To resonate with many people here all I need is custom domain support and i am golden would gladly pay £2-3 for that.
As you can read here: https://protonmail.com/blog/protonmail-v3-8-release-notes/ (topmost comment) there won't be any separate accounts under a PLUS subscription. You will need to buy the future professional plans, which are ridiculously expensive:
"Professional plans will be priced at $8/month per account and you can add as many accounts as you want. So for 2 people, two professional accounts would be $16. For 3-5 users, the Visionary plan is the best deal because that is fixed at $24/month." (Admin)
That's 192$/year for two separate accounts and 288$/year for three or more separate accounts. So please back this feature request: https://protonmail.uservoice.com/forums/284483-feedback/suggestions/18627634-multi-user-support-for-plus-subscription
I'd like to know how a basic user who is willing to pay a smaller amount to be able to get just one or two extra features (e.g. a small raise in storage, or an extra folder or two) is asking for free email? It is already free with basic. As for what is affordable, that varies greatly with circumstances. When I was university teaching, I would have paid the $50 in a heartbeat. Now, living on Social Security, I cannot afford even $30 a year. $10-20 is the best I can do. That's still $10-20 more than if I stay with basic. How much does it cost Protonmail to give a little more storage? Or to increase the folder limit a bit?
I truly feel that Protonmail will make significantly more money by adding one or two lower price levels so that we can all climb on board according to our needs and income level.
Having read through this thread and then all of the planned and in process improvements, I think that $4/month $48/year is a steal. If I can replace all the closed source, third-party controlled apps...Evernote, Dropbox, GoogleDrive..etc with one secure service that is Zero Knowledge and puts the power into my hands, I would pay twice the price.
Also, the plans price options are not realistic. Most of us in out hearts would love to be Visionary Supporters. It is simply not a realistic option as many have already mentioned. My suggestion is 3 realistically priced plans. Basic free plan, a lower priced plus plan, and a higher priced Premium plan.Something like
Plus: $3 monthly / $30 annually ( $2.50 per month)
Premium $5 monthly / $54 annually ($4.50 per month)
This pricing becomes a more inclusive offering, leaving an entry for all economic levels.Which, in the end, amounts to greatly increased revenue for the service.
*Features for Plus plan would decrease slightly. But those who already purchased a year of service would be grandfathered in to their plan, for the remainder of their paid year. Then, they either stay with their current plan, with reduced cost and reduced features, or move up one level and pay the slightly higher cost to get even more features.
Someone wrote that they are a paid user, so they are subsidizing others who use the service for free. Let's take an example: If Joe pays $5 per month, and Tom uses the service for free, the revenue for the payment would account for both of them as $2.50 each per month. Now, if you lower the basic plan fee to $3, and Tom chooses the basic plan to help support the service, you now have 2 people paying $3, for a total of $6 per month. No more need to subsidize many users, and the service receives more revenue than before!
I'm sure many people who now use the service for free, would be happy to pay $3 monthly, or $30 annually ($2.50/month)
Just another perspective.
Great suggestion, that's what they shoud do (plus be more user-friendly, transparent and fast)! Of course here are some people from the developed countires and for them it's just a few bucks. But not for all of us at all! Especially for me as a student... I would like to have the same functionality + more storage or (ideally) the IMAP/SMTP/download support.