Thanks for the input, everyone. I've been too busy to continue research, but these responses have given me points to consider.
@nebunez I buy my domains from XenCentricHosting, and as part of the package I get website and email hosting.
@nebunez I imagine you've already considered fastmail, but I've been very happy with the my account there
@codesections I haven't actually, I'll check it out.
@nebunez I like protonmail. It's got a nice interface. If you need IMAP you'll have to pay for an upgraded account which supports their work/service. I used to run my own mail server but I no longer have stable enough internet at home to make that a viable option. My vps provider restarts my server too often to host something like a mail server there. Kinda annoying to have to ssh in to unlock root partition every time they decide to do that.
@unicornfarts Unfortunately, the reasons you describe are the same reasons I don't want to self-host. 😦
I don't know if I need IMAP or not, I should look into it. Admittedly, I don't know much about mail protocols.
@nebunez basically if you want to use a mail client to retrieve your mail you'll need to use pop/IMAP. Otherwise protonmail web interface is how you'd check your mail. If you're coming from Gmail I think you'll find proton's web iface to be refreshing and more minimalistic.
@unicornfarts Ah, I see. I don't have any preference to clients. I do require a mobile client with push notifications, though.
@nebunez the protonmail app works well. It has push notifications. It also is minimalist.
Some time ago I did some research and decided for ProtonMail. I remember reading about deciding pros, 1 location (country) was preferred, 2 security protocols aproch were prefieresd.
I own a domain with which I forward my mx record to protonmail. I needed to pay for their bottom tier package to do this. My personal and professional (DNS pointed) mail arrive in the same inbox. I use a filter to sort pro mail into a separate folder.
My only gripe is that I need to use the webapp on linux as their bridge for linux mail clients is still in the works and if you have a phone that can't use their app, you're unable to check your mail without a computer.
@nebunez The biggest pro to using protonmail though, is it's end-to-end encryption between protonmail users. If someone is *not* on protonmail, you can send self destructing, password protected encrypted mails them. This has proven to be both very handy and impressive to clients.
@nebunez If you go to tutanota, you can migrate your contacts easily, but make sure you go through the web-based interface on your pc. I couldn't get it to work through the app on the mobile device. I like Tutanota..
@nebunez I didn't know about tutanota. I'm a happy ProtonMail user.
I remember 2 years ago I was so frustrated of the available mail providers. Either it's free and well known (gmail, microsoft, yahoo and what not) but then you become a GAFA product, or you have to go for some unkown underground provider that you don't know you can trust, or you have to pay, and even then you can't be sure what they do with your data.
It was such a relief finding protonmail.
Could be some truth there..
I've read the article and it's very detailed in their investigation. But I starting suspecting the website more than their claims. Starting with saying they are the only ones with the proof. Then I saw their home page and notice that they critiqued every mainstream vpn. So which is more likely, only they are right or the rest of the world is right? And no other press have confirm their findings.
Yeah, that's the main source for the article. But again I kept searching and couldn't find any news article regarding the allegations. But I did find a counterargument. https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/is-nordvpn-operated-by-tesonet/
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