When comparing Boxer 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 8th while Boxer is ranked 17th.
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Pro Swipe actions
Swipe a message to the left to archive, swipe right to place it in a to-do list.
Pro Supports Gmail labels
Boxer has Gmail labels fully supported.
Pro Integrates with other services
There's Dropbox and Box support for cloud storage, LinkedIn and Facebook support for social profiling, Evernote support for notes, etc.
Click the 'quick' button below when composing a message to put a prewritten snippet of text inside the email. There's a set of ready-made solutions, but you can add your own.
Pro Allows "liking" messages
You can automatically send a quick message of appreciation to the sender by clicking like.
Pro Combined inbox
Boxer uses a combined inbox for all your accounts.
Pro Built-in end-to-end encryption
Pro Privacy respecting
User data is protected by strict privacy laws because all servers are located in Switzerland.
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 Open Source
Pro Mobile apps
Apps for Android and iOS available.
Pro Overly Expensive for Desktop Support
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.
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.