ProtonMail’s Import-Export application has exited beta and is available to all paid users

All users who have a paid plan can use the Import-Export app to easily transfer emails between accounts or download your messages to your device. 

This app lets you import your entire inbox from another email service provider, such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook, to your secure ProtonMail account. You can also export your emails from ProtonMail to your hard drive so that you have backup copies. 

The Import-Export app has been one of the most requested features in our community feedback forum, and it is now out of beta and available to all users who have a paid plan. 

Reasons to use the Import-Export app

The Import-Export app simplifies moving your messages from an unencrypted email account to a secure ProtonMail account. With only a few clicks, you can migrate your inbox or your organization to ProtonMail.

This helps your business secure its employees’ inboxes, prevents damaging data breaches, and shows your clients that you take cybersecurity seriously. It also simplifies compliance with the GDPR and HIPAA, both of which have high data protection standards. 

Like all Proton apps, the Import-Export app’s code is open source, which allows anyone to verify its code for themselves. This level of transparency is necessary so that users can be confident their privacy is protected. It also makes it easier for cybersecurity experts to perform checks and audits of our apps, increasing their overall security. 

See the Import-Export app’s code on GitHub.

How to set up the Import-Export app

The Import-Export app is reserved for users with a Plus, Professional, Visionary, or Lifetime account. If you are currently using a Free plan and want to download your messages, you can export your messages directly from the ProtonMail web app. Or, you can upgrade your plan and access the app by logging in to your account at beta.protonmail.com and going to Settings > Subscription > Manage Subscription.

If you already have a paid plan, you can download the Import-Export app today. It is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux devices.

Download Import-Export app

Once you have installed the app, you are just a few clicks away from importing all your personal messages from your privacy-invading email service to your secure ProtonMail inbox.

For more details, you can read our guide on how to import messages into ProtonMail

What’s next for the Import-Export app

We plan on eventually making the app available to all users, including those on a Free plan. Stay tuned to this blog and our social media channels to get the latest information on the Import-Export app and Proton’s other products.

Thank you to the Proton community for your support. And let us know what you think of the Import-Export app on Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit!

You can get a free secure email account from ProtonMail here.

We also provide a free VPN service to protect your privacy.ProtonMail and ProtonVPN are funded by community contributions. If you would like to support our development efforts, you can upgrade to a paid plan or donate. Thank you for your support.

About the Author

Richie Koch

Prior to joining Proton, Richie spent several years working on tech solutions in the developing world. He joined the Proton team to advance the rights of online privacy and freedom.

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