i flipped thru the site and ive heard of proton etc. Ive considered it but have stuck w gmail. And yes I know google is doing all kinds of nasty shit to me, etc.
And Proton is encrypted ...but what if the email recipient isnt a proton dude? say its a gmail dude. Then is proton any better to send /receive emails to/from?
Ive thought of the VPN thing as well.... ultimately I've just been lazy and have gone with the google environment- to no ill effects so far. But yeah if my Google Drive got hacked it could be bad.