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Introducing the Proton Family Plan

25 May 2023 7:53 AM | Anonymous

NOTE: This article is not about any of the "normal" topics of this newsletter: genealogy, history, current affairs, DNA, and related topics. However, I am a big fan of Proton and its products. As I write this article, I am using the following Proton products in my computer: Proton VPN, Proton Drive, and Proton Calendar. I also have created a Proton Mail account although I have not yet switched to it for all my email use because I am rather committed to my previous email service. But maybe someday...

In short, I decided to share my Proton experiences and satisfaction with the readers of this newsletter in case some of them might be interested in using Proton's various services.

The following is a press release written by Proton:

Today, we’re introducing Proton Family, our all-in-one plan to protect your family’s privacy. 

When you’re a parent, you do everything you can to prepare for the unexpected and keep your family safe. But extending this protection online is difficult unless you’re particularly tech-savvy — until now. The Proton Family plan lets you protect your loved ones by giving them access to all Proton services and premium features. Up to six family members share 3 TB of storage space, and everyone gets their own encrypted email address, calendar, secure storage for their files, and VPN to browse securely.

It’s a great way to quickly improve your family’s digital security and privacy. Proton makes things simple by handling all the encryption automatically in the background.  

Protect what matters most with end-to-end encryption

Your online security is only as strong as your weakest link, but it’s not realistic to expect every member of your family to know how to protect their privacy online. That’s where the Proton Family plan comes in. Help them move to Proton, and we’ll take care of keeping their information safe. 

By bringing your family together on Proton, you can protect what matters most. Our apps use end-to-end encryption and zero-access encryption to ensure no one can access your family’s information, not even Proton, without your permission. All this encryption happens automatically in the background — you simply send your emails or plan your day as you normally would and Proton will handle the rest. 

And since Proton is headquartered in Switzerland, your emails, files, events, and browsing history are also protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.

Unlike other “free” service providers that make you pay with your data, you pay Proton to provide you with security and privacy, meaning we’re only incentivized to keep your information safe. Our first and only obligation is to you, your family, and all the members of the Proton community. 

Easy-to-use apps that put you first

With support for up to six family members, Proton Family gives you all Proton services starting at €19.99 ($21.55 US ) a month, or €3.33 ($3.59 US) per user/month for six people. Not only do you protect your family, you also support Proton’s mission to build an open-source, private alternative to Big Tech that advances freedom and puts people first.

Proton Family includes:

  • Up to six family members
  • 3 terabytes of storage space to share to start and 20 GB of bonus storage every year
  • Proton Mail, Proton Drive, Proton Calendar, and Proton VPN with all their premium features
  • Coming soon: Proton Pass, our new password manager
  • The paid versions of all new privacy services we release in the future

The full press release is much, much longer. You can read the full announcement at:

A lot more information about Proton's various services may be found at:

NOTE: I am not compensated in any way for publishing this article. I am simply a (very) satisfied Proton customer and decided to share my opinions of the services with my readers.

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