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Concerned about SESTA-FOSTA? Learn how ProtonMail protects your privacy

April 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

Donald Trump signed SESTA-FOSTA into law, a policy ostensibly meant to prevent sexual trafficking. In reality, the law undermines free expression online and may even jeopardize the safety of sex workers.   On Thursday, US President Donald Trump signed into law a controversial bill known as SESTA-FOSTA (short for Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and …

Introducing Delete-Everything Verifiably Null Universally Lossy Logarithm Encryption

April 1st, 2018 in Articles & News

Every few generations, humanity is lucky enough to live through a breakthrough moment. Today is that moment. We’re happy to announce the strongest encryption algorithm ever conceived: Delete-Everything Verifiably Null Universally Lossy Logarithm, or DEVNULL for short. DEVNULL is remarkably simple in nature yet extremely effective at protecting data. In fact it’s so secure that …

Introducing pm.me – a short email domain for ProtonMail

March 29th, 2018 in Articles & News

Starting today, we are making it possible for everyone to add a @pm.me email address to your ProtonMail account, at no cost! For a long time, some members of our community have been asking us for a shorter, easy-to-share email address. Part of this comes from the difficulty of spelling out P-R-O-T-O-N-M-A-I-L over the phone. …

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ProtonMail v3.13 Release Notes

March 29th, 2018 in Releases

The latest version of ProtonMail delivers several new productivity features, including a shorter email address domain, calendar attachment previews, a merge contacts tool, and more. With version 3.13, ProtonMail now supports the much-anticipated pm.me domain name, giving users the convenience of short, easy-to-share email addresses. Plus, we’re rolling out several other time savers, from a …

Introducing Encrypted Contacts for Android and iOS, now available through ProtonMail’s mobile app

March 28th, 2018 in Releases

ProtonMail mobile version 1.8.0 is now available for both iOS and Android, bringing a large number of improvements. The biggest change is the addition of encrypted contacts on mobile! We launched encrypted contacts last year to meet the needs of journalists that needed a safer way to store sensitive information about their contacts. Our encrypted …

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Our Tor encrypted email site has a new SSL certificate

March 27th, 2018 in Security

As part of our commitment to security, we maintain a Tor onion site for ProtonMail which can provide extra privacy and accessibility in countries where ProtonMail is blocked. ProtonMail is one of the only email providers that offers email access over Tor. We launched the ProtonMail onion site last year as an extra way to …

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 …

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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 protonmail.com 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. Until recently, end-to-end encryption (E2EE) was the sole domain of the tech savvy because of the complicated operations required to use it. …

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 …

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