When comparing Privacy Badger vs ProtonMail, the Slant community recommends ProtonMail for most people. In the question“What are the best tools/apps/extensions to help keep my data private?” ProtonMail is ranked 14th while Privacy Badger is ranked 17th.
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Pro Automatic detection & blocking
Privacy Badger automatically detects and block third-party tracking. If it detects an advertiser or network tracking you across different websites, subsequent requests to the advertiser will be blocked.
Pro Easy to use and configure
Everything works out of the box, you don't have to select blocking lists like in other ad blockers and there's pretty much nothing to configure.
Pro Easy import & export of settings
in human-readable format
Pro Built-in end-to-end encryption
Pro No personal information needed
To create an account you don't need to give any personal information, just choose username, domain, and password. Even the recovery email address is optional.
Pro Privacy respecting
User data is protected by strict privacy laws because all servers are located in Switzerland.
Pro Open Source
Pro Mobile apps
Apps for Android and iOS available.
Con Encryption Keys are stored server-side
The keys are generated during account creation. Using your existing keys is prohibited and ProtonMail must store and control the private keys. Encryption cannot be secure unless the user controls the private keys.
Con Still lacks some useful features
At the moment, there is no calendar feature and contact management is quite poor. They will, however, start to work on it.
Con Ties to US Investors
ProtonMail takes money from US Investors
Con No IMAP and SMTP support for basic accounts
Basic accounts are restricted to the Protonmail web client. Support for IMAP and SMTP is available with a paid subscription only, and as such with basic accounts it is not possible to send and receive email with external applications.
Con Overly expensive for desktop support
Con Requires phone number for login
If you sign up over Tor or a VPN, it will require email or phone number verification. Email verification is disabled if you use an email that isn't from Google or Outlook.