How long should my password be?

February 13th, 2019 in Privacy, Security

A strong password doesn’t have to be 30 characters long. But if you’re using an eight-character password, you have a good chance of being hacked. This article will help you understand how long your password should be. For decades, information security experts have tried to get people to create stronger passwords by requiring a minimum …

A cybersecurity guide for small businesses

February 7th, 2019 in Security

Every small business faces unique difficulties in securing its data. This guide will help you determine your threat model and take the steps necessary to protect your company. The Internet allows businesses of any size to work and reach markets around the world. Unfortunately, this potential for increased productivity and profitability is tempered by the …


Preserving privacy rights in anti-terror laws

January 21st, 2019 in Privacy

Terrorist content has no place on any online platform, but we must also preserve our fundamental human rights even as we prevent terrorists and other criminals from abusing the Internet. Our mission is to promote security, privacy, and freedom on the Internet. That encompasses technical solutions, such as ProtonMail and ProtonVPN, but also policy solutions. …

Response to analysis of ProtonMail’s cryptographic architecture

January 20th, 2019 in Security

Recently, a self-published paper that was not peer reviewed claimed weaknesses in ProtonMail’s cryptographic architecture. The document is rather dense, and the casual reader is unlikely to be able to understand much beyond the alarming conclusion that there are allegedly “serious shortcomings in ProtonMail’s cryptographic architecture.” Below, we analyze these allegations one by one, so …


January 17th, 2019 in Articles & News

今天,我们为14亿中国人带来了本地化支持。这是我们为所有人带来互联网隐私和安全的使命中非常重要的一步。 Today, we’re making ProtonMail more accessible for 1.4 billion native Chinese speakers, a major step forward in our mission to bring Internet privacy and security to all. 从现在开始,除了已经支持的14种语言外,您还可以使用简体中文和繁体中文为ProtonMail的默认语言。要更改默认语言,只需要在mail.protonmail.com中登录帐户,选择导航条的”设置(Settings)”,然后在”语言(Language)”下拉菜单中选择您语言即可。 自去年推出的志愿者翻译项目以来,中文本地化一直是ProtonMail的首要任务。这个志愿者计划的目标是翻译ProtonMail静态页面,网页应用界面以及iOS和Android应用程序。ProtonMail已支持捷克语,荷兰语,英语,法语,德语,意大利语,日语,波兰语,葡萄牙语,罗马尼亚语,俄语,西班牙语,土耳其语和乌克兰语。 中国拥有超过7亿的互联网用户,并且在线人数超过世界上任何其他国家。中文也是使用最广泛的语言,其次是西班牙语和英语。繁体中文是香港和台湾人的主要书面文字,简体中文主要用于中国大陆和新加坡。 现在ProtonMail已经覆盖超过30亿人的母语本地化。这要归功于翻译志愿者的支持。非常感谢ProtonMail的社区对翻译工作的帮助。 我们正在积极努力带来更多语言的本地化。如果目前ProtonMail不支持您的母语,我们邀请您并希望您能加入翻译项目。访问此页面了解更多详情。 诚挚的问候, ProtonMail团队


Introducing, a new site to help businesses achieve GDPR compliance

January 8th, 2019 in Articles & News

The General Data Protection Regulation is the world’s toughest data privacy law, threatening enormous fines to violators. Yet businesses have few good resources to help them comply. is here to change that. The European Union created the GDPR to help individuals achieve a greater degree of privacy and data security online. It was meant …


A look back at 2018 and our vision for the future

December 31st, 2018 in Articles & News

Today we’re reflecting on the new features, accomplishments, and events that shaped ProtonMail in the past year, and our vision for the future. What started out as a part-time experiment is now the largest secure email provider in the world. How did we get here? One word: you. More than other companies, ProtonMail is the sum …

ProtonMail Lifetime Account charity auction raises over €30,000

December 25th, 2018 in Articles & News

Our first-ever charity auction has exceeded all expectations, generating over €30,000 for three organizations dedicated to human rights and online privacy. When we launched our Lifetime Account auction earlier this month, we expected to raise around €3500-5000 from each sale. But when bidding closed today, each auction had far surpassed our target, with all three …


The ProtonMail Import-Export application beta is now available to all paid users

December 20th, 2018 in Articles & News

The Import-Export application lets you transfer emails easily to and from your ProtonMail account. The application is now available to users with paid plans. We’re excited to announce the beta release of the Import-Export app, which is one of the most-requested features in our community feedback forum. With this tool, you can import your entire …


We’re auctioning Lifetime Accounts to support freedom of speech and democracy

December 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

The holidays are a time of giving, and this year we are auctioning three ProtonMail Lifetime Accounts, with all proceeds going towards supporting three organizations that align strongly with our mission. For the first time since 2016, we are making a small number of ProtonMail Lifetime Accounts available to support three initiatives that align closely …


Violence, intimidation, and exile from Belarus: Natalya Radina of

December 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

We developed ProtonMail and ProtonVPN to protect activists, dissidents, and journalists around the world. One such organization is Charter’97, the most popular independent news outlet in Belarus. We spoke with their award-winning editor-in-chief, Natalya Radina.   This holiday season, we are giving back to organizations from the ProtonMail community that are furthering our shared causes …


Keeping conflict zone journalists safe: the Berlin Scholarship Program

December 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

For journalists working in war zones or under repressive governments, digital security can be the difference between life and death. That’s why we’re supporting a Reporters Without Borders Germany scholarship program that trains reporters how to be safe online. This holiday season, we are giving back to organizations from the ProtonMail community that are furthering …

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