I don't understand why many users of ProtnMail are suggesting products which will only open the company up to hacks.
Firstly, there are several really good encrypted based online/cloud/storage drives available to users which offer client and cross-platform compatibility.
Secondly, can you imagine the cost Proton will set them at if they did have such a service, I don't think they'll be able to compete.
To give you one perfect example of a similar minded company which let go of its service. GoldenFrog which I'm sure you aware of also offers a VPN service and they also at one point for a number of years offered a secure storage service as well which was quite good but they deprecated a couple of years ago probably because not all of their many VPN customers appreciated it and they're weren't just many customers globally in general.
Developing/engineering a storage service would probably break the team.
here are some good alternative to GMails based product:
https://mega.nz/ (requires a bit more investigation)
If ProtonMail did create such a service I think it would looks something like this, it doesn't particularly match the others above -
If the team really did contemplate this though I'd strongly suggest getting advice from GoldenFrog as to why they deprecated DumpTruck which is what they called their service, perhaps you could even purchase their code from them if you were still insistent on engineering such a service.
I somewhat agree with Robert VažanRobert Važan commented · September 27, 2016 13:05
Seeing as storage is roadmap, would ProtonMail consider the brillaint possibilty of collaborating with https://chwww1.confidesk.com/auth/login
It too is a Swiss company based around privacy and the bad thing is, it’s not too popular and was curious whether ProtonMail could raise funds later on to either aquire the company with its employees or collaborate with them and have it integrated into the system such as “PM Confidesk” and just add to the functionality and security.
One of the main reasons I’m suggesting this is because storage especially modern day online storage is either quite unsecure, unreliable or not as brilliantly functional as one would expect. I suppose seeing as something similar, if not the replication of such a system (Confidesk) will be due, wouldn’t it be best to avoid all the hassle of what ProtonMail did to get the email system started and rather immidiately begin adding to the functionality, security and its efficiency such as collaboration and business use. At the very least discussing it with them considering they have similar principals.
I don't think they'll ever challenge themselves with that daunting task.
Regarding the sentiments and upvotes for this you guys should try out https://www.brave.com/ it seems everything everyone is wanting and more.
In 2018 its necessary fixes and issues without a doubt will be fixed and are still to implement a number of suggestion by its users but I think this will be met within this year. It's amazing to see how far they've come.
Honestly try out Brave and you won't bother upvoting this topic any more.
One other thing they're in the process of implementing TOR on a per-tab-basis (TPB) Tor Private Browsing
They were suppose to to this from the beginning but still haven't delivered on that promise but have managed to introduce a proper VPN service.
This would require a lot of effort from the team and would takeover the work from their actual email service. personally I think they should contemplate the acquisition of several deprecated or obsolescent clients of which they're are a few and build upon that making improvements and changes upon that.
They seem to share the same principals with MailPile however that particular client is till going through the beta stage even after this long wait somewhat similarly to ProtonMail actually and OperaMail isn't being used by many and it seems like such a good client, so I think it would be better if they can increase the work force to build upon the client rather than building a client from scratch which is very necessary especially making cross-platform Window-Macintosh-Linux, however it would just annoy the hell out of me if they go through the beta stages with anther line of product.
They couldn't even bother introducing ProtonBridge into Linux, which is so unfair.
Thank you for your suggestion. Password security is incredibly important and something we take very seriously at Proton Technologies. We will consider add a Password Manager to our product suite roadmap.
@Merlyn this requires a lot of effort and I like the ring to it but personally I don't think they'll be able to manage it considering they're still to improve the email service greatly and this will be just too taxing.
Beside there are so many really dedicated good ones. Just type in the the best password managers and you come across half a dozen you'll be spoil t to choose over.
Just change the interface so you can view emails to the left and the actual emails to the right.
Thanks your using the language as you did. It certainly would have been helpful if I changed my password.
It's ridiculous the ProtonMail would provide an IMPORTANT! notice of some kind to warn users.
This would actually be rather sophisticated of them to do so.
There are only handful of other VPN services in the world that have independently engineered something where encryption isn't compromised but deep packet inspection is actively prevented, so it would make ProtonVPN a member of that unique group if they did introduce something like this.
Hi Bob, during their last DDos hack it was sort of evident that the hackers couldn't gain access to the mailbox so I don't see any real advantage to have this feature.
Great for that particular software but maybe not for email.
What do you lot think of this idea?
PTPU - Promise to Pay Us
PTPU - I wish ProtonMail can be one of the firstto implement something like this, recomendation for those that require it immedately where by some or all of the premium functions can be deployed for a current non-premium users who have the full intention of paying it within a time frame set by PM of course or the user in case she/he wants to extend the period. I hope if you do go ahead with it, you'll most definitely have to put a red ! ntoice warning it's quite impertive for your sake that you do pay us back within that time frame or you'll remove the functions that have been deployed. Say for example if they do purchase the premium within the specified time frame the naturally you'll expectthem to immedaitly become a premium user but say that they didn't reimburse you and the the time which was set by PM or themselves ran out naturally the warning you give will indicate that "it could be damaging to you (the user) if you used such features as domain or others and we later removed them". Thus after the period of expectancy does go over then you could send them an email promptly the day or week before that you'll be permenantly remove access to purchasing or using a premium package which is very fair in my opinin.
We have given this quite a bit of thought, but at the present moment, it is not clear the advantages would outweigh the disadvantages.
The biggest problem is search. Encrypting all metadata would break metadata search entirely on the web client as there is still no efficient way to handle search of encrypted data within a browser.
Secondly, metadata encryption’s value from a privacy standpoint is also somewhat dubious. Because we ultimately must deliver the message to the recipient, we must know who the recipient is. At the current time, there still isn’t any proven and viable way to work around this.
Metadata encryption is an area of continued research for us, and when the opportunity arises and the technology for doing this matures, we will definitely implement it in ProtonMail.