ProtonMail 3.9 adds ProtonVPN integration for protecting your traffic while browsing, faster and more powerful Search, new languages, and new Drag & Drop features to make organizing your inbox easier.
Note: Due to the way we roll out new versions, ProtonMail 3.9 has not been released to everyone yet. If you do not see it yet, you will see it soon.
Over the past 3 months, we have been focused on large scale projects, such as ProtonVPN and also the upcoming IMAP/SMTP support for ProtonMail. Version 3.9 however brings several incremental changes and sets the stage for the additional releases we have planned for this summer. We expect in the next couple months to increase the speed of new ProtonMail releases.
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Drag & Drop Messages
This feature allows to organize your inbox quick and easy by making use of your custom folders/labels. Just hold down your message and drag it into the appropriate folder/label.
We have made further performance improvements to search and now it is approximately 1000x faster than it was a few months ago. We have also made ProtonMail’s advanced search feature more powerful. Now, advanced search will also accept complex queries such as this:
(cat -dog) | (cat mouse)
You can learn about ProtonMail’s improved search here.
Note that search still does not work for ProtonMail message bodies, as we do not have the ability to read your messages. However, we are working on a project now that will enable full-text search of your ProtonMail messages and we hope to have the first public release near the end of this summer.
Improved Language Support
The ProtonMail Translation Project has now been underway for several months, and thanks to the incredible volunteer translators from the community, ProtonMail’s web interface is now available in the following languages: French, German, Russian, Spanish, Polish and Turkish.
To change the language of your ProtonMail webmail interface, go to Settings –> Account –> Language.
We are still looking for additional volunteers for the ProtonMail translation project so if you would like to see ProtonMail in your language or help to improve an existing translation, you can participate in the translation project by signing up here.
The auto-unsubscribe feature makes it easier to unsubscribe from email lists or newsletters that you’re not keen on receiving anymore. It works by identifying the unsubscribe link in the hidden header and by making it available in the top right corner of your message. To remove your email address from mailing lists, just click “Unsubscribe”.
After more than 1 year of development, and four months of beta testing by over 10’000 members of the ProtonMail community, we’re finally making ProtonVPN available to everyone. And we really mean everyone, because consistent with our mission to make privacy and security accessible to every single person in the world, we’re also releasing ProtonVPN as a free VPN service.
ProtonVPN is now integrated into the ProtonMail dashboard, which means you can upgrade to the paid version of ProtonVPN from Settings –> Dashboard
Note: If you are a ProtonMail Plus user, you can get a 20% discount bundle when signing up for ProtonVPN. This discount is shown at checkout. Also, ProtonVPN Visionary users get ProtonVPN Plus for free.
You can also manage your ProtonVPN settings now from ProtonMail Settings, by clicking on the VPN tab:
You can learn more about ProtonVPN by going here: https://protonvpn.com
Version 3.9 Full Release Notes
- Update Dashboard and VPN tab for the ProtonVPN release
- Drag & Drop Elements
- Added translations for French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish
- New sent/drafts behaviour. By default, Sent and Drafts folders will no longer show trashed or moved messages. However, the old behavior can be restored by adjusting the setting in Settings –> Account.
- Improved Search released
- Added auto-unsubscribe from mailing lists feature
- Fixed problem with links not working on Safari
- Fixed problem with displaying plaintext messages
- Added folder context to showing read/unread conversations in folders
- Improved the browser message caching
- Improved custom filters UI
- Increased search speeds by 1000x
- Improved the settings screens for setting display names and signatures for extra addresses to be less confusing