Statement on the attempted phishing attack against Bellingcat

July 27th, 2019 in Articles & News

Earlier this week, investigative journalists at Bellingcat were targeted by a sophisticated phishing attack. As there has been some incorrect reporting about the incident, we are releasing a statement to provide clarification. On July 24, investigative journalists at Bellingcat, which utilize ProtonMail to secure their communications, were targeted by a sophisticated phishing attack that attempted …

Think you have nothing to hide? Filmmaker Marc Meillassoux says think again.

May 29th, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail is supporting the crowdfunding campaign for Disappear – Cover your online tracks, a new documentary project by the makers of Nothing to Hide. At ProtonMail, one pillar of our mission is to educate the public about why online privacy is so important to democracy and human freedom. The creators of the new documentary, Disappear …

Introducing GopenPGP, an open source encryption library for native applications

May 15th, 2019 in Articles & News

Open source is a core principle of ProtonMail. We’re excited to make even more of our code available for independent inspection and use by the developer community. In 2016, ProtonMail became the maintainer of OpenPGP.js, the world’s most widely used Javascript email encryption library. Since then we have updated the library with new features, such …

ProtonMail is dropping support for Internet Explorer 11

May 7th, 2019 in Articles & News

If you still use Internet Explorer, you will need to switch to a more secure, modern web browser to access ProtonMail. When ProtonMail 4.0 is released later this year, we will no longer support Internet Explorer (IE), including the newest version, IE 11. Anyone trying to access ProtonMail from IE after the update will be …

Using ProtonMail for Journalism

May 3rd, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail is a free, encrypted email service that protects your messages from hackers, government surveillance, and data breaches. Not even ProtonMail can access your emails. To download a copy of this post as a PDF, click here. “Unencrypted journalist-source communication is unforgivably reckless.”— Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower “I’m afraid for the safety of those I …

We support stronger privacy regulations in California

April 17th, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail has joined 23 other tech companies to endorse the Privacy for All Act of 2019, which would give millions of people more control over their data. We want everyone to have access to online privacy and security. It’s why we created ProtonMail and ProtonVPN. But technological tools alone can’t get us there. We need …

ProtonMail supports data journalists through the European Journalism Centre

April 8th, 2019 in Articles & News

On Thursday, the European Journalism Centre launched, a forum and educational tool for data journalists. We’re excited to support their important work. At the intersection of coding and journalism lies data journalism. Data journalists use analytic and data visualization software to turn raw figures into stories that can inform, surprise, and inspire. Their work …

Update on the attempted blocking of ProtonMail email servers in Russia

March 12th, 2019 in Articles & News

In the past week, the Russian government has been attempting to prevent Russian citizens from sending messages to ProtonMail. We believe this block is unjustified, and we will restore full services to users in Russia. As some people in the ProtonMail community have noticed, at the start of March, some mail servers in Russia started …


We have been awarded €2 million from the EU to further develop the Proton ecosystem

March 8th, 2019 in Articles & News

We are happy to announce that the European Commission has awarded €2 million to Proton Technologies AG, the parent company of ProtonMail and ProtonVPN, to develop a suite of encrypted services. Proton Technologies has always been engaged in research as a legacy of our scientific past. Whether it’s designing open source cryptographic libraries, modernizing existing …


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 …

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