About Proton Mail and Tutanota
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|Works on all your devices|
|Encrypted calendar included|
|Encryption compatible with other email services|
|Email tracking protection|
|Free VPN included|
|Third party desktop client support|
|Protected by Swiss privacy laws|
|Schedule and undo send|
When you sign up for a free email account with Proton Mail, you get access to a larger privacy ecosystem, including free secure cloud storage from Proton Drive and a free VPN(new window) from Proton VPN. Furthermore, Proton Mail is based in Switzerland, which has some of the best privacy laws in the world.
Proton Mail's email tracking protection blocks known trackers, and loads remote images in your emails via a proxy, so that your information is hidden from advertisers and others who wish to spy on you.
Tutanota emails are protected by the German Federal Data Protection Act, which prohibits the use of personal data without permission absent a court order. However, Tutanota is based in Germany, which is a member of the SIGINT Seniors of Europe (SSEUR)(new window) intelligence-sharing alliance which intelligence agencies such as the NSA. Tutanota does not have a pixel tracker blocking functionality like Proton Mail, but it can block remote images. However, this removes remote images and other assets from emails, making them harder to read.
Proton Mail provides strong physical security. Proton owns and operates all its servers in privacy-friendly countries, and doesn’t use any third-party providers.
Proton Mail also protects your emails with zero-access encryption, meaning even Proton cannot read their contents. Proton’s main datacenter is in Switzerland all Proton servers utilize full-disk encryption.
Tutanota uses servers in Germany, and Tutanota also cannot read the contents of your emails thanks to zero-access encryption.
While Tutanota does not use cloud services like AWS, they also do not own and operate their servers and network, which gives it less control over privacy and security compared to Proton.
Ease of use
Proton Mail gives you the option to schedule send your emails so you can write your messages in advance to be sent at a time that you choose. Proton Mail also allows you to recall an email up to 20 seconds after you send it with Undo Send.
Proton Mail is more customisable than Tutanota, with custom labels for emails and more themes and layouts.
Proton Mail also offers Easy Switch, which makes it easy to export and import data from Google, Outlook, and Yahoo. Auto forwarding also allows you to ensure all emails that get sent to your Gmail account also appear in Proton Mail.
Tutanota does not contain as many convenient email actions as Proton Mail. For example, you cannot schedule or recall your emails.
Tutanota also only offers custom folders for email management, without labels, and lets you choose between three themes (light, dark, or blue), while Proton Mail has eight.
Tutanota does not have an import function like Easy Switch, and also cannot automatically pull emails from Gmail. It is possible to manually export and backup emails, but it lacks fully automated tools such as Proton Mail’s exporter tool.
Calendar, storage, and VPN
If you sign up to a Proton Mail free account, you can get up to 1 GB of storage to use across Proton Mail, Proton Pass, and Proton Drive. If you upgrade to a paid plan with Proton, you can increase your storage up to 3 TB or even more with a business subscription and a free Password manager.
You can increase your storage with Tutanota up to 500 GB with a paid monthly plan, or up to 1 TB by choosing a business subscription. Tutanota does not offer a VPN or cloud storage solution.