On this page, you can find a full list of reviews of ProtonMail’s Secure Email service
Since our launch in 2014, ProtonMail has attracted significant interest from news outlets and technical professionals as the first secure email service with end-to-end encryption. This page contains an updated list of independent reviews to make it easier for users to assess our service and to share reviews with others. We’re also happy to link back to the reviewers who have taken the time to independently review ProtonMail (we do not pay or otherwise compensate reviewers).
For a more technical review of ProtonMail and why our encryption architecture offers more security and privacy compared to convention email providers such as Gmail, you can check out our ProtonMail vs Gmail security comparison.
In LifeWire’s review of the 5 Best Services for Secure Email, ProtonMail came in first place. LifeWire stated that “The most important feature when talking about any encrypted email service is whether or not other people can get a hold of your messages, and the answer is a solid no when it comes to ProtonMail since it features end-to-end encryption.” You can also read a dedicated ProtonMail review by LifeWire here.
The New York Times writes that “ProtonMail looks like a typical email app — except that all emails sent and received through it are encrypted.” You can read ProtonMail’s mention in the New York Times here.
Security expert Edward N. Kiledjian thoroughly reviewed our security and usability features, ending his review with “I love Protonmail and am moving my private email address there”. Read the whole piece here.
Forbes praises ProtonMail’s business model as “an alternative to the ad-based revenue model of free services like Gmail which actively scan your emails to deliver relevant ads to you online.” In the Forbes article “10 powerful apps to help manage your email like a boss“, ProtonMail came in second place because ProtonMail “offers great data security and a clean, modern and user-friendly interface”.
Make Use Of did a comprehensive comparison between Gmail and ProtonMail by touching on all the important differences between the two services. As they put it, “Of all the best free email services out there, Gmail and ProtonMail sit at the top: one for convenience, one for privacy. ProtonMail is the most secure free email service right now, and we recommend it for anyone fearful of data breaches.” You can read the full comparison here.
In the Huffington Post’s coverage of ProtonMail, they write that “[ProtonMail’s] security measures are intense: end-to-end encryption and user authentication protocols so rigorous even the creators can’t read user emails.” The full article can be found here.
TechCrunch calls ProtonMail an “easy to get a secure email account with just enough paranoia built in to keep you safe” while The Daily Dot says that “A more secure alternative to mainstream email providers is ProtonMail, an email service that uses end-to-end encryption to secure your messages.”
In the Help Net Security review, the author’s concludes that “ProtonMail successfully combines a highly secure environment for email communication with top notch usability and a fantastic look and feel across the different devices. Job well done!”. You can find the entire review here.
In the Wall Street Journal‘s coverage of ProtonMail, they point out that “ProtonMail hosts its servers in Switzerland… so all user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws”, as an important factor that makes ProtonMail a trusted choice. Similarly, Fast Company writes that “people also trust ProtonMail because its cryptography is open source: people have been tinkering with PGP for 20 years, so they know and trust how ProtonMail is encrypting its users’ email.”
Finally, if you are a darkweb user, we are happy to let you know ProtonMail was also reviewed by Darkweb.reviews as we are also the first Tor email service with an Onion site: https://protonirockerxow.onion/. You can read the full review here.
ProtonMail has also been featured in many competitive comparisons that seek to determine the best secure email provider.
In The Tech Reader Top 4 Free Email Alternatives to Gmail, ProtonMail takes first place.
In HackRead’s “top 7 best emails services”, ProtonMail is ranked as the best email service.
In Tech Junkie’s “8 of the most secure email providers”, ProtonMail again takes the top prize.
ProtonMail also won the 2016 Lovie design award for Mobile Utilities and Services.
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