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    Thinking Person commented  · 

    @Shreyas Purohit: Thank you, that was the message I was referring to (but I had lost the URL). Indeed I never use the .com address, as Protonmail itself never does.

    The argument which the people at Protonmail themselves have for using .ch and not .com probably also holds good for other national domains.

    @JohnnyB: You have a point. :-)

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    Thinking Person commented  · 

    P.S. @Diego Otelo:

    > More people with the same user name can be registered Additionally with separate domains

    > For example a person from Switzerland: user@protonmail.ch and a person in Spain: user@protonmail.com

    Actually, it is better not to have that possibility. It has happened to me (with another provider, which I have long abandoned) that I received mail that was not meant for me, precisely because the sender had mixed up the top domains.

    Perhaps it is for that reason that several providers, like Yahoo, do not allow user@yahoo.com to exist if there already is a user@yahoo.fr, or user@yahoo.es, etc.

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    Thinking Person commented  · 

    As Anonymous said: you don't need to use .ch, just choose your preferred address in the settings.

    I don't live in Switzerland either, *BUT* I use the .ch address all the time, because:

    (1) Somewhere in the FAQ I read the remark that there was a concern that US authorities might be able to confiscate mailboxes that have a .com ending. Even though we have thoroughly encrypted mailboxes here, I don't even want the remote possibility that some other government, through some legal technicality, is allowed to lay their hands on my stuff. They should stay away, for good, forever.

    (2) .ch is a political statement! By using a .ch address, though I do not live in Switzerland, I'm telling the world that I admire the Swiss for their seriousness in safeguarding privacy and human rights in general (e.g., freedom of the press too). This is also the reason, as we all can read in the FAQ, why the Protonmail servers are in Switzerland.

    I greatly respect the Swiss for their attitude, and so I have never used my protonmail.com address, but always protonmail.ch.

    I wouldn't mind if some other top domain would be added (.org, .net or whatever), but I think the .ch must be kept as an option.

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    We have the ability to create a Blackberry app, but are focused instead on iOS and Android. We may build one later this year, or explore the idea of opening our API for the community to build one instead.

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    Thinking Person commented  · 

    I would like to alter this good proposal a bit: not a paid alias, but rather a 'slot' for an alias, which can be changed.

    One main reason why anyone would use an alias at all is that after a while, an email address becomes a target for spammers. If the alias can be discarded or changed, the spam will never reach our mailboxes.

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