More free privacy tools


So in my quest for more internet privacy and literacy the next application I downloaded to take control back of my hardware is Proton Mail. Proton mail claims to encrypt your email messages. If both users have the application the messages are totally encrypted



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I must make something clear however if you have read my previous blogs. I have Proton Mail that I use, however this is on my windows laptop. My other laptop that has Linux Mint has another email application. In my search through application manager in Mint and for Linux, I could not find the Proton Mail application. So I use Proton on my windows laptop, along with a TOR browser. THis is my goto laptop. I do most of my work on this as I am not ready yet nor capable to run a fully Linux laptop. I am still learning and need the familiarity of windows.

So Proton advertises itself as a NON Profit Organization based on the moral values of internet privacy.

I am still relatively new to the application but I must admit I do like the @pm.me address I can use, as well as the encryption. I use the free service so many of the options are unavailable. There is a limit to storage space, number of contacts , folders and the ability to register other ending addresses such as @pm.me.

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I downloaded the app on my Iphone and I must admit signing in is faster than by laptop. The APP on the Iphone is great and offers the ability to use Proton mobile frtom anywhere.

As a new user and not ready to pay for the premium services since right now I do not have the need. But so far I am satisfied by the claims about security and privacy. As a non technical IT person it seems to work the way it is advertised and I do believe that somehow my email correspondences do have that added layer of protection. Especially if both users do have Proton.

There are limitations I have found however when using Proton. If I add an attachment it does seem to take quite a long time to download. I figure due to the encrypting process. Sometimes I have had my computer crash as well, where the download freezes everything on my cpu. Regardless, often when I reboot the attachment has been uploaded. This has happened a few times out of at least 20 attempts. I am willing to live with this since I am sure my laptop and internet connection are also responsible.

Let me know if you have tried it and what your impressions are. Thank you.

Published by gsas01

Very new to web site creation, blogs etc. Finally decided to put myself out there. Any criticisms, advice or comments are appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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