On our four-year anniversary, a look into the future of ProtonMail

September 13th, 2018 in Articles & News

Four years ago, over 10,000 people contributed to our crowdfunding campaign and jumpstarted our mission to create a more secure and private Internet for all. The job is far from done. Today, we reflect on what we’ve accomplished together so far and where we are going next. In the summer of 2014, we shared our …

Apophis Squad member responsible for attacks against ProtonMail has been arrested

September 6th, 2018 in Articles & News

In order to protect our user community, we have a zero-tolerance policy for criminal acts committed against ProtonMail, or criminal acts committed using ProtonMail. Earlier this week, the British National Crime Agency announced the arrest of George Duke-Cohan, also known by his aliases“7R1D3N7,”“DoubleParallax,” and, more recently, “optcz1.” At ProtonMail, we unfortunately have to face off …

Introducing Address Verification and Full PGP Support

July 25th, 2018 in Articles & News, Security

Address Verification allows you to be sure you are securely communicating with the right person, while PGP support adds encrypted email interoperability. Starting with the latest release of ProtonMail on web (v3.14), iOS and Android (v1.9), and the latest versions of the ProtonMail IMAP/SMTP Bridge, ProtonMail now supports Address Verification, along with full PGP interoperability …

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Gmail’s privacy problem and why it matters

July 5th, 2018 in Articles & News

Gmail faced a storm of criticism this week over its practice of sharing users’ emails with third-party developers. But Gmail’s failures run much deeper than that: The entire business model is incompatible with a free society. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article highlighting privacy concerns related to Gmail’s use of third-party apps. When users …

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We need your help to test new hardware prototypes

June 15th, 2018 in Articles & News

We’ve always valued our community’s feedback and thrived thanks to your input—whether through our annual survey or your comments on social media. Now we want to go a step further and involve the ProtonMail community in the testing of early stage prototypes. June 21st Update – We have now received enough applications for testers (over 2000 people)! We …

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Everything you need to know about GDPR compliance and email security

May 24th, 2018 in Articles & News

Encrypted email can help you comply with privacy laws, limit the risk of hacks and data breaches, and improve your company’s overall online security strategy. New regulations always create compliance-induced headaches for companies. But in this case, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) presents an enormous opportunity for businesses to improve their …

Statement from PGP developers about eFail

May 24th, 2018 in Articles & News

Recent news reports regarding “eFail” have contained significant errors regarding the security of PGP email encryption. It is necessary to correct the record. Edited May 25th, 2018 to remove the GPGTools recommendation due to the fact that Apple still has not patched certain Apple Mail vulnerabilities. We are the developers of Enigmail, Mailvelope, ProtonMail, and …

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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. …

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 …

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