Swiss e-mail provider Protonmail accepts Bitcoin

Whoever attaches a little more importance to privacy and security will have a good experience with the Swiss e-mail provider Protonmail. While the basic functions are free of charge, you can now also purchase various additional features via Bitcoin.

Security standard

If you are traveling on many exchanges and platforms, you must be aware that your access password is only as strong as the email password. An example:

An attacker has set aside your access to Bittrex. For Bittrex you have a strong password because you realize that there is money on the stock exchange. But it will be a problem if you realize that your password is much weaker for your e-mail account. A hack of the e-mail mailbox is thus much easier from the point of view of an attacker. He only needs to reset the password on the exchange and set a new password himself. And the whole scenario is not purely hypothetical, because it was similar to Venture Capitalist Bo Shen.

Accordingly, maximum security and privacy settings, aspects that Protonmail takes more than most other vendors, are equally important. No IP addresses are stored, encryption can be activated for e-mails, and the servers are located in the territory of Switzerland, subject to strict security requirements.


Protonmail is available through the Web, Android, or iOS app. The free package contains an address, 500 MB of storage space, and an upper limit of 150 messages per day. A VPN can be rented at 4 euros.

The Plus package starts at € 4 per month and allows an online storage space of 5 GB, as well as 5 Protonmail addresses, more daily news, autoport and other features. With the introduction of Bitcoin as a means of payment in addition to euros, Swiss francs and US dollars, Protonmail will perhaps gain greater popularity among crypto enthusiasts.