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 …

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Introducing GDPR.eu, 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. GDPR.eu 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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ProtonMail is auctioning a Lifetime Account to support WireGuard

December 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

We launched our free VPN service, ProtonVPN, in 2017 to ensure that the Internet lives up to its promise of freedom of information. WireGuard is a new VPN protocol that is worthy of our support.   This holiday season, we are giving back to organizations that are furthering our shared cause of online privacy and …

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Email security best practices your team should be following right now

December 13th, 2018 in Security

The single biggest threat to your business’s online security is malicious emails. As owners and managers, it’s up to you to require email security best practices among your employees and institute a security-minded culture within your organization.   Contrary to popular myth, the most effective hacking techniques require almost no technical skill. A hacker only …

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Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent

December 7th, 2018 in Articles & News, Encryption

On Thursday, the Australian government and its Labor partners rammed a shockingly invasive anti-encryption law through Parliament, over the objections of experts, businesses, and civil rights groups. The Assistance and Access (A&A) law requires tech companies to help law enforcement agencies break into individuals’ encrypted data. Using secret warrants, the government can even compel a …

2018 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale: Get up to 50% off with two-year plans!

November 23rd, 2018 in Articles & News

ProtonMail goes on sale just once a year, and this year we are offering our biggest ever discount. Both new users and existing users can get up to 50% off on paid plans from Nov. 23 until Nov. 30. Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is the only time of the year we offer discounted ProtonMail …

Introducing Contact Groups, an easy way to reach more people in ProtonMail

November 20th, 2018 in Articles & News

ProtonMail’s new Contact Groups feature makes it simple to organize your contacts and send emails to dozens of contacts at once. Ever coordinated a social event, a parents group, or a team of colleagues at work? For those moments when you want everyone on the same page, you want a feature like Contact Groups to …

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ProtonMail v3.15 Release Notes

November 20th, 2018 in Releases

With the latest ProtonMail update, you can now create Contact Groups and easily send bulk messages. You can also request and respond to read receipts, confirming the message has been received. Contact Groups With Contact Groups, you can add up to 100 email addresses to a group and easily message them from the Composer. To …

Privacy vs. security: Why the widespread use of encryption is essential to national security

November 2nd, 2018 in Privacy, Security

Law enforcement officials continue to lobby against encryption, saying it makes catching criminals and preventing terrorism more difficult. But they’re getting the ‘privacy vs. security’ debate fundamentally wrong. Here’s why. Four years ago, the Pew Research Center, a US think tank, asked hundreds of cybersecurity experts to weigh in on a simple question: “By 2025, …

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