for some reason I thought proton was Berlin-based!
Nope, Switzerland which I always known to be quite good when it comes to privacy, right?
They seem to have a quite interesting proposition as well. Thanks for pointing them out.
By the way, a quick update. Since January I moved to ProtonMail and ProtonVPN and I can say that I’m super super pleased. The latter is super seamless and very performant and the former is pretty comparable to Fastmail in features and support. They are not super cheap compared to others but for privacy and security I’m happy to pay the premium.