266 votesMichael commented
I just fail to see how 14 cents a day is too expensive.
3,993 votesMichael commented
I've read several places with different numbers, but Google always ranks #1 in what each of their users are wroth. I've seen numbers from $135 to $350 per year. They generate somewhere around 90% of their revenue from advertising. Most of that is targeted advertising because they sell your information.
There's also this "Google's software crawls billions of emails on Gmail, and then uses software to suggest phrases drawn from that database that you might want to use to confirm a coffee at 4 PM at Blue Bottle. 10% of responses are generated through the Smart Reply feature, according to The Wall Street Journal.". Just one example of how they actually read your mail.
I could go on and on. People really need to stop comparing the free features of ProtonMail to Gmail. Gmail isn't Free. Nothing Free is Free. YOU are the product that Google sells. YOU are the product Facebook sells. YOU are the product that Twitter sells. ProtonMail doesn't sell you. 18 cents a day (US) is hardly expensive. 14 cents a day (US) if you pay by the year. It's a tiny price for a great service.