Login and Mailbox Passwords Explained

Update: As of December 2016, ProtonMail has switched to a Single Password system as the default. The Single Password system is described here. The Two Password mode described in this article is still available and supported, but is no longer the default.

ProtonMail uses 2 passwords to secure your account: Login and Mailbox.

Login Password

Your Login password is the first password you enter and it authenticates you and logs you into our secure system.
Your Login password is the first password you enter and it authenticates you and logs you into our secure system.

MailBox Password

Your Mailbox password is the second password you enter and this unlocks and decrypts your encrypted messages locally.
Your Mailbox password is the second password you enter and this unlocks and decrypts your encrypted messages locally.

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