Correcting misconceptions about the White House’s use of encryption and ProtonMail

March 18th, 2018 in Encryption

Like many of you, we have seen the story this weekend where it was revealed that ProtonMail was being used by White House staff. As a matter of policy, we never comment on individual accounts, so we will not confirm nor deny the authenticity of this account. And while we were hoping to not have …

Incident report regarding the March 15th, 2018 technical issues

March 16th, 2018 in Articles & News

On the morning of March 15th, 2018, the ProtonMail API was accidentally taken offline and it took approximately one hour to restore services. We have thoroughly investigated the incident from both a policy and engineering perspective. Here is what happened, why it was not fixed sooner, and what we are doing to prevent this from …


ProtonMail is being blocked in Turkey. Here’s how to bypass Turkey’s online censorship.

March 15th, 2018 in Articles & News

We have confirmed that Internet service providers in Turkey have been blocking ProtonMail this week. Here’s what we know so far, and some ways to bypass the block. Our support team first became aware of connectivity problems for Turkish ProtonMail users starting on Tuesday. After further investigation, we determined that was unreachable for both …

We have released version 3.0 of OpenPGPjs, an open source OpenPGP library

March 9th, 2018 in Encryption

We’re happy to announce a major new version of OpenPGPjs, the world’s most widely used JavaScript PGP encryption library. Version 3.0 brings many enhancements to the hundreds of applications and millions of users who rely on OpenPGPjs. At ProtonMail, a big part of our mission is to make strong encryption and privacy accessible to every …

What is end-to-end encryption and how does it work?

March 7th, 2018 in Encryption

End-to-end encryption is the most secure way to communicate privately and securely online. By encrypting messages at both ends of a conversation, end-to-end encryption prevents anyone in the middle from reading private communications. Note: This is a revised and improved version of the original blog post first published on May 4th, 2015.    Until recently, …

5 Essential Steps to Keep Your Email Safe

March 1st, 2018 in Security

Your email account is a gold mine for hackers. And yet many people still aren’t taking basic precautions to secure their accounts. Here are five essential steps for safe email. Hacks are surprisingly commonplace. In 2014, for instance, nearly half of all American adults had some form of data stolen from corporate servers in a …


Online Security Guide for Journalists

February 9th, 2018 in Security

Whether you cover the CIA or city hall, journalism is as much about keeping secrets as exposing them. We created this online security guide to help democracy’s defenders defend themselves too. Part of our mission at ProtonMail has always been to give journalists, dissidents, and others the tools and knowledge they need to do their …

ProtonMail Reviews 2018

List of ProtonMail Secure Email Reviews (updated 2018)

January 10th, 2018 in Articles & News

On this page, you can find a full list of reviews of ProtonMail’s Secure Email service Since our launch in 2014, ProtonMail has attracted significant interest from news outlets and technical professionals as the first secure email service with end-to-end encryption. This page contains an updated list of independent reviews to make it easier for …

2017 Secure Email Survey

December 30th, 2017 in Articles & News

Since 2014, ProtonMail has had a tradition of conducting an annual user survey. We are happy to announce the 2017 edition of our annual secure email user survey is now ready! ProtonMail is open source software that is now entirely funded by the community, and our annual community survey plays an incredibly important role in …

Email encryption for Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail

Introducing ProtonMail Bridge, email encryption for Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail

December 6th, 2017 in Articles & News, Encryption

Today we are officially launching ProtonMail Bridge, which brings easy-to-use email encryption to desktop email clients. Ever since the day that we first got the idea to create ProtonMail, one of the most enduring challenges has been how to do email security right while simultaneously making encrypted email easy enough to use for normal people. …

ProtonMail launches support for encrypted email on Outlook and Apple Mail.

December 6th, 2017 in Press

ProtonMail is announcing today the launch of the ProtonMail Bridge, which enables end-to-end email encryption for email clients including Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail. December 6, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland ProtonMail Bridge is an innovative application designed to revolutionize encrypted email. After nearly two years of research and development, the company has solved one of …

ProtonMail Black Friday Special

Black Friday 2017 – ProtonMail is available at a discount for the first time ever!

November 24th, 2017 in Articles & News

From Black Friday until Cyber Monday (Nov 24-27, 2017), it is possible to get up to a 45% discount on ProtonMail subscriptions! This year, we are happy to offer again a special promotion for Black Friday! Last year, we had a very interesting promotion where we released a limited number of ProtonMail Lifetime accounts. While …

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