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 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 …


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 …

ProtonMail Lifetime Account charity auction raises over €30,000

December 25th, 2018 in Articles & News

Our first-ever charity auction has exceeded all expectations, generating over €30,000 for three organizations dedicated to human rights and online privacy. When we launched our Lifetime Account auction earlier this month, we expected to raise around €3500-5000 from each sale. But when bidding closed today, each auction had far surpassed our target, with all three …


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 …


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 …


Violence, intimidation, and exile from Belarus: Natalya Radina of Charter97.org

December 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

We developed ProtonMail and ProtonVPN to protect activists, dissidents, and journalists around the world. One such organization is Charter’97, the most popular independent news outlet in Belarus. We spoke with their award-winning editor-in-chief, Natalya Radina.   Edit March 12, 2019: The auction ended on December 24th, 2018. This holiday season, we are giving back to …


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 …


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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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 …

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