When comparing Mail Wise vs ProtonMail, the Slant community recommends ProtonMail for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for Android? ” ProtonMail is ranked 7th while Mail Wise is ranked 23rd.
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Pro Clean threaded conversations
The Enhanced view presents conversations without repetitive information such as signatures.
Pro Requires no additional cloud service
Mail Wise messages aren't routed through an external service. All messages are sent from the server directly to the device.
Pro Can automatically group certain kinds of messages
For example, it's possible to group emails from a single sender together.
Pro Unified inbox
Google, Exchange as well as any IMAP email services are supported by Mail Wise and can be used at the same time from a unified inbox.
Pro Color-coded notifications
Color coding allows for users to set up custom visual ques as to what the notification is for, which makes for a convenient way to glance at ones device to know if the e-mail is something they want to open.
Pro Can snooze notifications
It's possible to "hide" a message for a set amount of time, which gets the message out of your way until you're ready to deal with it.
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 Has trouble with Outlook accounts
Con No push notification for anything other than exchange
There is currently no support for push notification for imap accounts, meaning there will be more battery drain due to the constant polling to check for new emails.
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.