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How to pick the best VPN service

March 7th, 2017 in Security

As the world’s largest encrypted email provider, people have frequently asked us what is the best VPN service. In this article, we discuss what to be aware of when choosing a VPN service, and our recommended VPN security requirements. What is a VPN? A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a tool to secure your internet …

ProtonMail v3.7 Release Notes

January 31st, 2017 in Releases

ProtonMail 3.7 introduces family plans for ProtonMail Visionary users. Now, if you are using ProtonMail with a custom domain, you can create multiple accounts under that domain with separate inboxes. Note: Due to the way we roll out new versions, ProtonMail 3.7 has not been released to everyone yet. If you do not see it …

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Fighting Censorship with ProtonMail Encrypted Email Over Tor

January 19th, 2017 in Privacy

As part of our efforts to continue protecting user privacy, we are launching a Tor hidden service to combat censorship and surveillance of ProtonMail users. In the past two years, ProtonMail has grown enormously, especially after the recent US election, and today we are the world’s largest encrypted email service with over 2 million users. …

ProtonMail Fights Censorship by Adding Tor Support

January 19th, 2017 in Press

The world’s largest encrypted email provider, with over two million users, is taking active measures to defend against state-sponsored censorship. January 19th, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland ProtonMail is announcing today the introduction of a Tor hidden service (onion site) which will allow users to directly connect to their encrypted email accounts through the Tor network. The …

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Help Us Provide Encrypted Email In Your Language

January 17th, 2017 in Articles & News

The ProtonMail Translation Project is a volunteer effort that aims to improve online privacy and security by making ProtonMail available in most of the world’s major languages. Today marks the official launch of the ProtonMail Translation Project. If your native language is not English and you are interested in having ProtonMail in your native language, …

Need a Yahoo Mail Replacement? Here’s How ProtonMail is Different

December 21st, 2016 in Articles & News

After last week’s announcement of an even larger Yahoo breach impacting 1 billion users, signups of ProtonMail have doubled again to hit an all time high due to users looking for a Yahoo Mail replacement. Update February 16th, 2017 – Yahoo just announced another major breach, which took place in 2015 and 2016. We had …

The Official ProtonMail Shop Is Now Open!

December 14th, 2016 in Articles & News

We’re happy to announce the launch of the Official ProtonMail Shop! Official ProtonMail T-shirts, mugs, and other merchandise are now available for immediate shipment! Visit the ProtonMail Shop Back in 2014 when ProtonMail had our initial crowdfunding campaign, over 1000 members of the ProtonMail community pitched in to support us by purchasing a T-shirt. In …

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Improved Authentication for Email Encryption and Security

December 1st, 2016 in Encryption

Today, we are happy to announce the launch of a brand new authentication system for ProtonMail’s secure email service using just a single password. ProtonMail launched with a two-password system—one to authenticate the user to ProtonMail, and one to decrypt the mail. The security benefit provided by this separation is easy to understand, but it …

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ProtonMail v3.6 Release Notes

December 1st, 2016 in Releases

ProtonMail 3.6 introduces the most requested feature from the ProtonMail community with almost 1900 votes – Two Factor Authentication. Note: Due to the way we roll out new versions, ProtonMail 3.6 has not been released to everybody yet, if you don’t see it yet, you will see it soon. At ProtonMail, security is always our highest …

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The Investigatory Powers Bill and Online Privacy

November 29th, 2016 in Privacy

The Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) has been approved by the UK Parliament and will come in force in 2017. We decided to do a deeper analysis of this law, since it potentially impacts a large number of ProtonMail users. According to our 2016 Encrypted Email User Survey, the UK accounts for the third largest group …

Sold out Lifetime Accounts are available again

November 26th, 2016 in Articles & News

Earlier this morning, ProtonMail Lifetime Accounts sold out 12 hours after we made them available. Update –  November 27, 2016: ProtoMail Lifetime Accounts sold out again this morning. However, we are still in the process of notifying users about this offering. Thus, to give everyone an equal opportunity to obtain a Lifetime Account, we will …

ProtonMail Lifetime Accounts Are Back for Black Friday!

November 25th, 2016 in Articles & News

From Black Friday until Cyber Monday, we are making ProtonMail Lifetime Accounts available again! The ProtonMail Lifetime Account is the most exclusive ProtonMail account available, with only 150 accounts in existence worldwide. For the first time in over 2 years, we are making a small number of Lifetime accounts available between November 25th and 28th. A …

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