THE Proton has calendar services, VPN and file storage, but its flagship is the Proton Mail🇧🇷 This week, the company announced an update to the service that will bring it closer to Gmail. Among the novelties are functions to schedule shipments and automatically categorize messages.
Maybe the Proton crowd doesn’t like the Gmail comparison. After all, Proton Mail has always been an answer for anyone looking for a more secure, privacy-focused email than Google’s service.
However, the set of features announced by the company makes Proton Mail have a modus operandi similar to that of Gmail. This is the perception of TechCrunch🇧🇷 And I agree with her. But this is not bad news.
There are several new features on the way. They all already exist in Gmail, in one form or another. It starts with the function to schedule the sending of messages. It will also be possible to create a reminder to reply to an email or hide it for a certain time.
Classifying messages automatically in categories such as social networks is another promised feature. Allow email lookups on Proton Mail mobile apps as well. This will be possible by downloading encrypted messages to an index on the user’s device, without compromising privacy.
Something that Google does very well is integrating its services. Proton Mail will follow the same path. For example, if an email attachment exceeds the 25MB limit, the file will automatically be transferred to Proton Drive and sent to the recipient as a secure link.
The Single Sign-On feature will also be part of the integration aspect. Through the novelty, the user will be able to access all Procon services on the cell phone by logging in to just one of them.
It would be strange if Proton didn’t pay attention to security and privacy factors. In this sense, the company promises integration of Proton Mail with SimpleLogin. The latter is an email alias service acquired by Proton in April of this year.
The announcement of these features was made this week, but Proton has not given a date to release them to all users. It is only known that the new version of Proton Mail will be released in 2023. The same goes for a new version of Proton Calendar.
It is worth remembering that Proton offers a free package that includes 1 GB of capacity in Proton Mail, 1 GB in Proton Drive, in addition to a Proton VPN account and Proton Calendar.
There is an intermediate plan that, for US$ 4.99 per month, adds features and increases storage capacities to 15 GB. Costing US$ 11.99 per month, the Proton Unlimited plan works with 500 GB and offers even more functions. There are also plans for organizations.
All options bring the privacy features that Proton is all about, including email encryption.