Of course the companies that offer Gmail and Outlook and other “classics” will use their marketing departments to downplay superior services, the one I am talking about here being ProtonMail.
As mentioned in a previous post or two, its HQ is in Switzerland, but it most definitely operates worldwide.
In Canada, I was happy to hear ProtonMail installed new servers in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, I am assuming collocated—surely adding to the robustness of the already quite good ProtonVPN (for a short article I wrote on VPNs, see Virtual Private Networks) which is an additional service they offer and nicely compliments ProtonMail, and the calendar app they are now offering in beta (which you get access to with a paid subscription to ProtonMail).
I have been using ProtonMail for under a year, but know it is endorsed by the President of United People Global Yemi Babington-Ashaye, which says a lot about its reputation I feel.
Moreover, strategic decisions ProtonMail has taken especially during the pandemic, I think, proves they can be relied upon for secure communication which includes everything from doctors discussing COVID-19, to educators planning how they will conduct classes safely for their students this coming school year, to journalists and others who deal in sensitive matters.
There seems to be no real rival to ProtonMail right now for this type of secure email and related services so I think, again, it is worth a look, and perhaps even a paid subscription, if you are however concerned about your own, your colleagues, or your loved one’s, security online and this includes almost everyone these days it seems.