List of ProtonMail Secure Email Reviews (updated 2018)

ProtonMail Reviews 2018

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.

ProtonMail Reviews

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 Windows Club acknowledges ProtonMail’s focus on security by stating “The company utilizes the best security practices to ensure that you do not lose your data and your privacy is respected. Not just software security, the company has got some real physical security as well.” The full review can be found 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 (not public) email address there”. Read the whole piece here.

Bitcoin Exchange Guide presents ProtonMail as “a highly secure email platform that offers end-to-end encryption” that accepts bitcoin payments, making it a good fit for cryptocurrency investors. Full review can be found here.

Make Use Of pins down 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.

If you are looking to leave Gmail, Kamshin blog documents Max’s move from Gmail to ProtonMail in a comprehensive report on regaining online privacy. As he says it, when migrating from services “Planning is paramount. Plan your exit well and carefully.”

In the Help Net Security review, the author’s final thoughts are “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.

The Cyber Next review presents ProtonMail as the best alternative to Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and more by mentioning “This email provider doesn’t violates your privacy like Gmail, Outlook, and so on …”. You can read the whole review here.

If you are a darkweb user, we are happy to let you know ProtonMail was also reviewed by as we are also the first Tor email provider with an Onion site: https://protonirockerxow.onion/. You can read the full review here.

Finally, many significant news outlets recognize ProtonMail as being the most secure and private email, from Forbes calling ProtonMail “the only email system the NSA can’t access” to Huffington Post, USAtoday, and Foreign Policy, using ProtonMail as their official secure email provider for tips.

ProtonMail Awards

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’s8 of the most secure email providers”, ProtonMail again takes the top prize.


ProtonMail Video Reviews


August 2017

RealWorld TechTips – ProtonMail Sending Encrypted Email

July 2017

Alternativons – ProtonMail isn’t spying on you (FR)


May 2017

TechnoBuffalo – Top Security Tech You Need

Fratm’s Linux Channel – ProtonMail and Encryption

February 2017

Thebeastweb – Best Secure Email – Protonmail

December 2016

Mike TV – Introducing Super Secure ProtonMail

September 2016

Hex DSL – Leaving Google

Sr Black – PROTONMAIL – Email seguro contra a espionagem da N.S.A Americana (ES)

July 2016

Technical Ustad – How to Send Encrypted Email with ProtonMail


May 2016

Logic Lounge – New NSA-proof Anonymous Email ProtonMail

DASGeek – Most Secure Web Email Provider

Юрий Шатохин – Новый сверхбезопасный почтовый сервис ProtonMail (RU)

March 2016

LeEco India – App of the Week – ProtonMail

LastBreach: Quick Introduction To ProtonMail and ProtonMail Plus

February 2016

BeastBoy95 – Top Secure and Anonymous Email Services 2016

June 2015

ProHacking – ProtonMail Der Sichere Maildienst   (DE)

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About the Author

Irina M

Irina is part of ProtonMail’s communication team. With a background in graphic design and digital communications, she strongly supports the protection of private data and wishes to help build a safer internet for generations to come.


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4 comments on “List of ProtonMail Secure Email Reviews (updated 2018)

  • Thank you ProtonMail for this information in one location. Everyone can easily forward it to their friends.

    Along with Gmail (who have partnered with the FBI and USDOJ), the greatest tech adversary to the American people is Britain’s spy service – the GCHQ. If the USDOJ somehow can’t get an American’s email, they simply ask the GCHQ to get it. American intelligence thinks they are being clever by doing it this way. The process also works in reverse against British citizens.

    British and Americans who are spying on their citizens should leak information on these programs. You will help millions of people, and stop further abuses. Imagine walking down the street knowing you have performed a heroic act that everyone appreciates. If you work at one of these spy agencies, and can’t leak this information, at least find a way not to participate. Your co-worker right next to you is probably leaking this information, and you’ll be severely punished while your boss waltzes away with no penalty.

    In the meantime, ProtonMail is the best choice. I’ve been using it for over 2 years, and it’s been very reliable. Thanks, ProtonMail!