ProtonMail and Anonymity

Ryan McGinnis ryan at
Wed May 8 23:49:29 CEST 2019

Protonmail is anonymous† if used correctly and if you trust them.  Any user worried about text messages being tied to them could use cash at a place far from where they live with no cameras to buy a burner phone for a one time text message code if they are really that paranoid. 

If Protonmail didn't do some sort of vetting of accounts then it'd literally be infeasible to use because it would be RBL'd to hell and back due to being overrun with spammers.  

†Against typical adversaries.  If you are trying to hide from a powerful nation state willing to expend significant resources to look into you and you are not yourself supported and trained by a nation state's intelligence services, well, good luck with that.

-Ryan McGinnis
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On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:08 PM, Christopher W. Richardson <cwr at> wrote:

> > On 6 May 2019, at 16:15, Stefan Claas <sac at> wrote:
> > 

> > ProtonMail's procedure is not anonymous like
> > real anonymous email services

> What are some such “real” anonymous email services?
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