Steve on 01 Feb, 2019 11:06 PM
we understand, that having to pay for a previously free to use product feels frustrating. Please note that GPG Suite is made by GPGTools which is an Indy Dev Company. I wish Apple was paying for the development of GPG Mail but they are not. And yes, companies making money should pay taxes. The current situation is inacceptable and things are starting to change in that area, although there's obviously lots of room for improvement. See also: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45566364
We are really sorry, that the switch to the payment model was not communicate as clearly as it should have. More info on that can be found in the following documents - especially the Open Letter:
Thanks for your e mail.I had already looked into thunderbird and it’s a paid service as well.I’m now looking into secure e mails like enigmail.There are many choices and I’m certain I can find one that suits my needs.I almost never use encryption as no-one I communicate with has any interest.The few sites that have it as a requirement are starting to bug me about getting on it.Which is what i am doing.