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Getting started with ProtonMail the easy way

May 28th, 2020 in Articles & News

This article takes you through all the factors to consider when moving to a new email provider and leaving privacy-invasive companies such as Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo Mail. Switching your email provider may feel as difficult as moving to a new house or changing your name. There’s so much to do: telling your contacts, updating …

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What you need to know about contact tracing apps and privacy

May 15th, 2020 in Privacy

Nearly all public health experts say we will have to employ testing and tracing on a massive scale to combat the spread of COVID-19. This has led a number of countries and tech companies to develop coronavirus contact tracing apps for smartphones. The idea is that such an app would allow someone who tested positive …

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The truth about anonymized data

April 30th, 2020 in Privacy

Many companies that handle personal information reassure their users by saying that all the data is “anonymized.” If you don’t know any better, that sounds reassuring. However, the method most companies use to anonymize data and the size of modern databases make it easy for attackers to re-identify individuals. From medical records to cell phone …

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Multi-account feature enters beta on ProtonMail iOS

April 29th, 2020 in Releases

Version 1.12 of ProtonMail iOS lets you manage multiple ProtonMail accounts on your phone without needing to log in and log out repeatedly. This makes it perfect for business owners, freelancers, or anyone else who likes to use multiple inboxes to stay organized. Multi-account support Ever since we introduced the multi-account feature for ProtonMail Android, …

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All ProtonMail apps are now open source, as Android joins the list!

April 23rd, 2020 in Articles & News

Starting today, every app you use to access your ProtonMail inbox is open source and has passed an independent security audit. One of our guiding principles is transparency. You deserve to know who we are, how our products can and cannot protect you, and how we keep your data private. We believe this level of …

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ProtonMail Android client security

April 23rd, 2020 in Security

The following article presents a high-level overview of ProtonMail’s Android security model and explains how the app protects users’ sensitive data. You can view our Android app’s open source code on GitHub. We also explain the importance of open source to Proton in our Android open source announcement.  For more information on what threats ProtonMail …

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ProtonMail Bridge is now open source!

April 15th, 2020 in Articles & News

We are one step closer to fully open sourcing all our apps. ProtonMail Bridge joins iOS and the web app as open source software, and it has also passed an independent security audit. Trust and transparency are core values of ProtonMail. We want you to know who is on our team and how we protect …

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The ProtonMail Bridge security model

April 15th, 2020 in Security

ProtonMail Bridge is a desktop application that runs in the background on your computer and encrypts and decrypts your mail as it enters and leaves your device. It allows for full integration of your ProtonMail account with email clients like Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple Mail. This document discusses how Bridge handles sensitive information, …

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We’re offering extra resources in response to COVID-19

April 8th, 2020 in Articles & News

We are living through a situation that is unprecedented in modern history. At a moment of great professional uncertainty and personal stress, we are also being asked to be apart from each other physically.  Over the last few weeks, we have taken immediate steps to keep our employees and their families safe. This includes mandating …

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ProtonMail launches Bridge for Linux

April 1st, 2020 in Articles & News

We are excited to announce that starting today, you can use Bridge to connect your ProtonMail account with your desktop email app on the Linux operating system. ProtonMail Bridge is a desktop app available to all paying subscribers that integrates ProtonMail’s strong privacy and security features, such as zero-access encryption and end-to-end encryption, with your …

How to protect your data as COVID-19 scams soar

March 31st, 2020 in Articles & News

As the world is grappling with a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, fraudsters are trying to capitalize on the state of panic and even the goodwill of others. More than 1,400 coronavirus-related domains were registered over the past three months, many used for phishing scams, misinformation, or as an interface for fraudulent …

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Working from home: A security guide from ProtonMail’s IT security experts

March 30th, 2020 in Security

Working from home is one of the many massive societal changes that COVID-19 has forced upon the world. Millions of people are now handling sensitive work data outside their office for the first time. It can be hard enough to keep data secure in the office, where there are IT security officers to monitor the …

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