Why Switzerland?

A question we often get asked is, Why is ProtonMail based in Switzerland and are there any real advantages?

We believe there are and in this article, we will share why. The first thing that comes to mind is that Switzerland is outside of US and EU jurisdiction. Unless you host your servers on a boat in international waters, you will need to be under some legal jurisdiction and in the post-Lavabit environment, this choice is particularly important. A common misconception is that the EU offers more legal protection than the US, but many of the same surveillance directives that exist in US law also have EU counterparts, in particular, German law may actually offer less legal protection than American law.

Switzerland however, is NOT part of the EU, and Switzerland applies a very different set of privacy laws.  In the US and EU, gag orders can be issued to prevent an individual from knowing they are being investigated or under surveillance. While these type of orders also exist in Switzerland, the prosecutors have an obligation to notify the target of surveillance as soon as possible, and the target has an opportunity to appeal in court. There are no such things as National Security Letters and all surveillance requests MUST go through the courts (this is not the case in Germany). Furthermore, while Switzerland is party to international assistance treaties, such requests for information must hold up under Swiss law which has much stricter privacy provisions.

Nearly every country in the world has laws governing lawful interception of electronic communications. In Switzerland, these regulations are set out in the Swiss Federal Act on the Surveillance of Postal and Telecommunications Traffic (SPTT) last revised in 2012. In the SPTT, the obligation to provide the technical means for lawful interception is imposed only on Internet access providers, so ProtonMail, as a mere Internet application provider, is completely exempt from the SPTT’s scope of application. This means that under Swiss law, ProtonMail cannot be compelled to backdoor our secure email system. As a Swiss company, ProtonMail also cannot be compelled to engage in bulk surveillance on behalf of US intelligence agencies.

This combination of factors means that a Lavabit like situation cannot occur with ProtonMail. However, ProtonMail has taken the Lavabit concept one step further and actually does not even possess the keys required to decrypt user data. As a result, even if ProtonMail was forced to turn over all our computer systems, email contents will continue to be encrypted.

We believe that comprehensive security can only be achieved through a combination of technology and legal protections and Switzerland provides the optimal combination of both. By coupling Switzerland advanced IT infrastructure with its unique legal environment, ProtonMail can deliver a service that is both reliable and secure.

For more information about internet surveillance in Switzerland and requests for information made to ProtonMail, please view our Transparency Report.

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137 comments on “Why Switzerland?

  • Switzerland may be the best you can do, but in recent decades Switzerland has bent to the will of the American empire. Take bank secrecy, for example. At one time, bank secrecy was very strong in Switzerland. Now, bank secrecy in Switzerland has eroded alarmingly.
    Aside from the purely legal threats that Protonmail faces, you also likely to face attacks based on the U.S. world wide banking hegemony. All sort of businesses that displease the American Empire are being cut off from banking services.

    • The bending of Swiss banks to the US has to be taken in context. Giving up the information of American tax-evaders is one thing, but violating personal privacy rights is a line the Swiss government is much less likely to cross. While the banks had information to give up, ProtonMail doesn’t actually have unencrypted user data to share.

    • There is no real advantage Switzerland has over any one else. We saw what happened with all these wealthy billionaires hiding money in Swiss Bank accounts. Thanks to Mr. Birkenfeld, the IRS now has their asses and UBS is no longer a secret. Nor is any Swiss bank. Once the US gets involved, being as they have the best engineers, the best scientists, it’s over. Protonmail is great in concept, but it’s no safer than anything else out there currently. The Swiss government is corrupt and bankrupt. Way more than the USA’s is. But the advantage the USA has is they have the best everything on their side.

      • Also, the voters of Switzerland don’t generally vote the best people into office. Nor do we, but having been there many times, you’d be disgusted at their “democracy”

        • Swiss direct democracy does have its downsides, in the years we have lived there, we have seen some pretty terrible measures passed via referendum. However, none of them have involved compromising privacy.

        • @Roy

          You said:
          ” The Swiss government is corrupt and bankrupt. ”

          Wrong, check out the results of any reasearch study or key figures. we are one of the uncorupptest countries. (place 5 or 7 of all the countries, so quite nice)

          what a complete crap! we stand there as sweden, one of the few countries which has much less than 40% dept / citizen. (check out the International Monetary Funds, Eurostat, whatsoever).

          As far is i know the USA has around 100%, Itally around 130%, Germany, 84%, etc…

          “More swiss government is more corrupt than the US government. ”
          Sorry guy thats simple not true.

          – we are not stealing data of the whole world.
          – we are not surveilling our citzitens without court order (and trial… )
          – we are not allowed to go on war. (we can only defend ourselves)
          – we are free people because we pay taxes freely (only valid now for swiss people, not foreigners!!)
          – we have huge problems because of our success. One problem is the huge amout of immigration which destroys our free, green, nice landscape or architecture-style (we do not want to build 1000 m hight – this is tokio or new york style ! (Also very nice, since i was in N.Y and liked it, but not the way i want to have it at home!)

          So, have a nice day, Ciao!

          • good lines, but don’t do the “immigrants are the culprit” crap.
            You are wrong on that, *but* the line with the success holds monetary wise. Since Switzerland is balanced and stable, everybody is buying Franken.

            But this also has a downside, as you can see in the next weeks, if the Franken won’t get weaker.

          • You seem to like to try and tear a person down but if you are going to do so and in english at that, please try to spell correctly. There is a thing called school ya know and if that has failed you then there is always spell check. For one ‘uncorupptest’ isn’t even a word, nor is dept, Italy has one L in it not two, and what a is a ‘citzitens’? Don’t cast all the blame on others and act like your country is so hugely greater than what it really is. You are just pointing out what worthless scum you are. 😀 (Not to mention badly educated.)

      • No idea where you got those weird information from, Switzerland has half as much debts per person than the US and regarding to transparency international on 7. place of the Corruption Index 2013. The US on 19. place.
        Get over this ‘we are the best in the world in everything’ attitude, it’s childish.

      • I don’t think you know how Protonmail works. Even if they are ordered by the Swiss Government to give up information. They have very limited information to release. Besides a username and your login password (not your email password). Good luck to the US retrieving anything else. I think you have been watching to many American spy movies.

        • “Besides a username and your login password”

          If done properly they would not have your login password, as the login password should be stored in form of a salted hash and not in plaintext. If anything they could reset your password but you would then notice when your password does not work.

      • “Once the US gets involved, being as they have the best engineers, the best scientists, it’s over.”

        You need to cancel your subscription to ignorance. There is NO monopoly on intelligence. The US is the second most ignorant country in the developed world. Source: http://www.cnbc.com/2014/10/29/most-ignorant-countries-revealed-in-new-poll.html

        Most medications are developed and manufactured overseas, so forget the scientist bit as being the best in America. Healthcare? The US comes in a paltry 37th place. Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/best-healthcare-systems-in-the-world-2012-6?IR=T

        If you want to know where “America” ranks. Go here: https://rankingamerica.wordpress.com/

        If you want to laugh at America, go here: http://thedailybanter.com/2012/08/american-exceptionalism-my-ass/

        • lol you made me laugh… I think he meant the #1 country with the largest dumbass population governed by the most intellingent elite. He was wrong anyway, because the largest dumbass population with the absolute most intelligent elite, is China.

      • Roy, you’ve said “Protonmail is great in concept, but it’s no safer than anything else out there currently.” I disagree.

        Previously I would recommend tech savvy people use a mail client with PGP support from a live distro. You can also host your own email server and use a local webapp client for encryption support (Mailpile is one option). This isn’t exactly easy or feasible for most people. I’ve been doing stuff like this for years, but what good is it if the rest of the world isn’t? Proton Mail is the next best thing and something that nearly anyone can use. I can recommend it to anyone currently using Gmail and be confident that they can make the switch.

        Until very recently, encryption was mostly the purview of people in academia, intelligence, and tech. We can invent the most safe and secure platforms in the lab, but that doesn’t help much if no one is willing or able to use them. We’ve had the technological means for a long time… It is usability and widespread awareness that has been missing. This is what Proton Mail brings to the space. This is how they are changing things and making email a safer place.

        Let’s just imagine a terrible scenario, and say Proton Mail is an NSA startup (this wouldn’t be without precedent). As terrible as this would be (particularly if it was discovered), it is still a vast improvement in privacy for most people. We’d see wider adoption of PGP, greater demand/acceptance of encrypted email, and you’d be protected from a whole host of other threats that you weren’t earlier.

      • Gee, Roy: No ‘USA, USA!’ jingoism there……on what basis are you saying the Swiss gov’t as ‘ corrupt and bankrupt’? Care to cite some actual evidence for your accusation?

        As far as the ‘we (the US) have the best of everything’ remark, that just sound like more ‘Ugly Americanism.’ If you like ProtonMail, then use it. If you don’t then don’t use it and keep your jingoistic comments to yourself. It’s because of jerks like you that people hate Americans.


        A fellow American

    • Ah not necessarily the US my friend…BANKERS are the ones who control the world NOT Governments! Governments are merely the pawns of the BANKERS! Being an ex-banker from “back in the day”, I’ve seen it in action! Don’t be so quick to condemn the Swiss…They still are our last refuge.

      • And Iceland is not so bad; they booted out their bankers and politicians with pots and pans! 🙂 I see that Russia is cleaning up some of its mess by booting out the predator IMF.

      • I am not an expert on banking history.

        Here is one point. There are a few Italian banks that have gone bankrupt because they loaned money to Kings.


  • Please explain all encryption used to protect login password and if that password remains encrypted on your servers or is destroyed…

    • We only have a salted hash of your login password on our servers. The login password needs to come to the server in some form, there’s no other way to authenticate the account.

      • Actually, there might be an even safer authentication process to be found, maybe through Zero-knowledge proof of password, or at least any form of strong cryptographic auth challenge to avoid the sending of a password or any other secret over the network (we should not fully rely on SSL), don’t you think? Anyhow, kudos for your work! 🙂

      • Actually that is changing with agron2 (obviously not tested enough yet) but something to definitely take a look at in the near future. Argon2 has been memory hardened meaning that it is “never” going to be easier on a gpu than a cpu as some of the older hashes have issues with…

    • Seriously?? why not just say make the whole thing Open Source??? Seriously you ask that kind of question???

  • As a former Lavabit user I applaud you in your attempt to provide a service that exceeds lavabits level of protection. I look forward to using your product that will help my personal business grow in a safe and secure manner.

  • I am based in Mumbai (India) i want to know how do i use yourservice?

    Since this is a new concept like to know if you are planning to have any distrbutorship out of Switzerland?

  • Is Protonmail purely web based or is it possible to configure MS Outlook or other email client to be able to use it?

  • I think instead of criticizing the ProtonMail team, people should enjoy the hard work they’re putting in. Not everyone is capable of doing as clean and clever a job as they do. They really put their hearts into it, and I really cant wait to see my invite pop in my inbox. As a matter of fact, I verify my inbox practically all the time all day long on all my devices no matter where I am. I can’t wait to have my ProtonMail account! I trust you guys to do the right job! Go, guys, go!

    • Can I get an AMEN! Yes, you are very right! Anyone with any kind of coding background should be in AWE of these guys! SHOUT THEIR PRAISES FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOPS because they are doing something more than merely TALKING about it!

  • Very happy to have my protonmail account active, there is trust and there is floss, how much of the code will eventually be floss?

  • No one has mentioned what a great message this sends to Yahoo and Google, perhaps in the future they will think twice about compromising our privacy when their accounts take flight and move to Switzerland. I’m a Swiss/American and I’m familiar with the downside of both countries. I’d trust the Swiss to look out for personal privacy before I’d trust the US.
    Thanks for your contribution to making our lives safer ProtonMail.

  • This new improved encryption software program is a needed improvement over existing encryption methods. Just to let you know that some computers (HP and maybe others) have had hardware level keystroke loggers built-in for the past several years that are not detectable. With HP back in the Windows XP days, it was done with a plastic DIP IC hardwired between the keyboard and mainboard and had heat-shrink sleeving over it. Now, it may be directly on the main board…a detailed technical analysis would be needed for verification.

    Now, there is a new problem that directly affects microprocessors. The following article title should get your attention.
    Title: “BEWARE – Got an Intel Centrino or newer processor? Such as an i3 this would include the Centrino, Core2, All ‘i series’ processors, all Atom series processors, all Celeron series and Pentium processors released after the Intel Core2 series.”

    About six months ago (November 2013), someone who claimed to work for military intelligence contacted me through one of the unlisted mail boxes. He said that all Wi-Fi, and all broadband modems, in fact all Internet connected devices have two simultaneous log ins afforded by two separate hardware paths built right into all Internet capable hardware, one that the user sees, and one that remains perfectly hidden and cannot be found by any software or anything else, that logs into a different network on the same Internet and simultaneously sends everything you do straight to the NSA. It’s a hardware level hack that operates completely independent of software and remains completely isolated from it. This man also had something else to say:

    He stated that every Intel processor since the Centrino processor, (this would include the Centrino, Core2, All I series processors, all Atom processors and all Celerons and Pentiums released after the Core2 series) have a separate – on die central processor the user never sees that has the specific job of snagging all encryption keys and keeping a permanent back door to the main processor open to the NSA no matter what the user does to protect data.

    Now, obviously absent a military intelligence tip you won’t get information on this topic, but there are ways to get hints at whether or not what this man said was true. For example, The Centrino and subsequent Pentium M series processors were designed entirely in Israel and if you think a Jewish nation has any respect for Goy data, other than what they can glean from it, go ahead and keep buying “Intel”. Centrino technology was subsequently integrated into Core2 and after that all I series Intel processors.

    The full article text is on the website below.

    • I strongly object to the use of “goy” to mean non-Jew. It’s an insulting word, with just a whiff of anti-Semitism hanging about the user. Yes, I’m Jewish. It’s an insulting word I would never use.

  • What if a smartphone manufacturer were to see all your keystrokes anyway? Most smartphone keyboards nowadays come built in with cloud-syncing, personalized suggestions / dictionaries. Not sure I feel safe entering my passwords on a smartphone. What if that were to happen for Desktop browsers too?

    • With open source browsers that will be detected faster than closed source ones. Same goes with operating systems.

      There are “Msg/month”. Is that going to increase after beta or is it just beta stuff?

      • The monthly message limit was just increased to 1000/month. We may increase this further, right now it is set to avoid people using ProtonMail to send spam.

  • Thank you Protonmail team, for your effort in tying to make our life a little more safe and private. Just a word of advise if I may. Each of you, watch your back. There are no limit to what governments are ready to pull as retaliations. Freedom is just an illusion. Slavery is on the rise.

  • This provides an extra measure of security between essentially warrant less data collection and the end user. By forcing the DoJ to operate through Swiss courts, it ensures that investigations are in fact legitimate and are not simply broad, sweeping investigations of anyone and everyone, which can most certainly include political dissidents, in essence helping to secure democracy against the agitations of the 21st century.

  • I don’t buy this quoted (fine) difference between internet service provider and internet application provider as having any legal basis.

    The document TR_TS_v3_1_20121109 “Guidelines for Lawful Interception of Telecommunication Traffic” do not deal with such semantic differences and hence all LI rules/laws apply too to Protonmail..

    To be honest, I don’t think the people who originally formulated the law would have been able to understand the difference and couldn’t care less anyway.

  • A further clarification of Protonmail’s obligation is provided in “Guide to the “Registration Form for Providing
    Telecommunications Services”

    which states that:
    2 Obligation to register
    The principles of a telecommunications service provider’s obligation to register are regulated in Art. 4 of
    the Telecommunication Act (TCA):
    Art. 4 Obligation to register
    *Anyone providing a telecommunications service must report this to the Federal Office of Communications
    (OFCOM). ”

    And if you read the definition of TSP you will see that Protonmail fulfills the 3 criteria :

    1) “transmission using telecommunication”
    2) “of information”
    3) “for third parties”



    I agree that protonmail does not provide internet access (but this is simply categorising your type of business, is not a determinant as to whether you are covered by this legislation or not..) as defined in Section 3 “Registering telecommunications services” , but this is covered by inclusion in Question 5 “Other Services”.(catchall bucket..)

    Hence, seems to me, Protonmail is covered by Lawful Interception in Swiss legislation.. Unfortunately.

  • encrypted mail (end to end) is great. i trust in a swiss based provider more than most others freely available this days. unfortunately most other encrypted, anonymous and free providers are gone this days (or you get very techy and out of the box). proton’s offer sounds pretty good. proton with independently encrypted (pgp for example) mails in top of it (double encrypted!?) should surely do the job for the near future. it is not about what i send to somebody (99% of the time), it is about the fact to cause maximum problems to ANYBODY reading my ‘good morning mom and happy birthday’ mail!!! my mail is my mail! my phone call is my phone call – therefore RedPhone or Signal for calls on cell, pgp on every email + protonmail etc. as long as it is email! encrypt, double-, triple encrypt. trust nobody (but your friends – and even them not always). sounds paranoid? it is! so is your government!

  • Dear protonmail!

    I would like to ask . In the nearly future will be audited this project? 

    And all of us have to big thanks to help us keep the privacy.

    God give you power to keep this project alive!

    • Thank you for the support! We regularly do tests and ask for help with auditing our server architecture. We plan to open source ProtonMail at some point in the future!

  • Hi, Knowledge base does not tell me anything about “Encrypt for Outside Users” sounds important but in Safari there is no other info. This is a great service but be even greater with a guide to this and a few other bits of assumed knowledge. Also wonder how you pay the wages? I see crowd funding and the venture capital news but not sure of the business model. The TED TALK was awesome …. Thanks JY

    Just found https://protonmail.com/support This does have the info – thanks – all makes sense now. But before I found “blog” Knowledge Base https://protonmail.com/blog/category/knowledge-base/ Perhaps a clearer link to the real Knowledge Base might help?

  • Why double encryption is used ? (i.e. first encryption by user & other one is by secure storage).
    What advantages are you getting/what threats are addressed by the doing two times encryption.
    If i understood correctly the keys used for secure storage of user encrypted data will be with service provider and email are encrypted with user passphrase.

  • Dear Team,

    I don’t want to see a spam in my mail box in the coming future, I hope you will maintain those kind of technical standards, keep working hard, all the best.

    Thank you.

  • It is wonderful to see how many pro U.S. comments about the Swiss based email provider. It shows you have a problem. If you think, Switzerland is as U.S., go back to Yahoo and Google and do not mix crime and privacy.


    • Perhaps you are right about cracking crypto by humans ,but be positive and don`t get lazy.
      And do the most you can do ,to make your info as save as possible;a Little paranoia,on this subject is healthy,i think.

  • Wie ist bewertet ihr die Sicherheit eures Dienstes vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Gesetzgebung zur Überwachung, Randdatenspeicherung, “Staatstrojanern”, etc. in der Schweiz? Ich bitte um eine Stellungnahme. Vielen Dank.

  • With the vote on 25 september 2016 of the Federal Act on the Intelligence Service (Intelligence Service Act, ISA) https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/votes/20160925/intelligence-service-act.html and the non-completion of the referendum against the Surveillance of Postal and Telecommunications Traffic (SPTT) (BUEPF in german ; LSCPT in french) https://www.lscpt.ch/ I think this article must be updated.

    What is the consequences of these laws for protonmail ?

    thx for your answer

  • “Unless you host your servers on a boat in international waters, you will need to be under some legal jurisdiction…”

    Ever if you are in International waters you still are under the legal jurisdiction of the flag of the country you make the registry of your boat/ship, unless you do not have a flag/registry, what is illegal and means that ANYONE can rush you.

    Please correct it!

  • Dear ProtonMail:

    Thank you for all the hard work you have put into this. Some of us *really* appreciate what you have done. Unfortunately, like elsewhere on the Internet, this page has become a magnet for ignorant trolls who just want to spout off their jingoistic/nationalistic nonsense about their country vs Switzerland.

    Will all due respect, I suggest you CLOSE THE COMMENTS SECTION.

    Just my two cents.

  • If the privacy laws were actually secure in Switzerland, you would find a lot more servers in Switzerland. Look for yourself where the mulitnational server farms are located.

  • I applaud your service and choice of Switzerland. However, I mean, all a user has to do is download gpg (open source), encrypt message on an old air-gapped computer using receiver public key, copy over encrypted text to connected computer and send via any email medium (gmail, outlook, all the known NSA puppets).

    At that point it really doesn’t matter where the message finally sits – it is, well and truly, end-to-end encrypted.

    Headers are going to be captured regardless.

  • Hi
    Reading your comments I have the impression that you are angry with ProtonMail team, come on boys!, try to be more constructive you all please. Privacy is the subjet to improve as much as possible, so, my congratulations to ProtonMail team for his job.

  • But log data such ip adress and user device information is saved in protonmail server or other system (not ISP) !!

  • Can you really believe these guys? Lol, having fun ‘secretly’ building user base? Specializing on collecting and centralizing invididuals’ sensitive information in one database must be fun, especially collecting those who want to get away from prying eyes in the first place.

  • Sirs,

    Thank you for acknowledging the need for confidentiality and respect for the individuals right to privacy. Thank you a most excellent service, and I am certain that it is deeply appreciated by many honest people throughout the world.
    The qualifications of your Team are impressive, and their dedication to their profession unquestioned.
    The Service you offer is second to none, and of an ultimate professional standard. I thank you for the third time. C.

  • From 20 years I ask each day to help me bank and till today is all peoples drive me crasy I can or not trust & trust or not trust trust is terrible peoples has never seriouse with me last week I ask Germany after American Bank then China now Swiss how I need to be ?after to much distrust is not possible to trust I my self now in my phone I nothing what kind of peoples are this google orange and all other comminication s till when they never stop I can t any more I need to delkete al and to renew all prograns is just dizzy CAN PEOPLES INDERSTAND ONES ???I NEDD NEW EMAIL I NEED NEW NAME I NEED TO CHANGE ALL IS NOT FUNY AT ALL WHEN PEOPLES PLAY WITH ME HOW MANY YEARS TO HAVE PATIENCE 20has not enough ?IF I AM NICE PERSON IF I DON T KNOW HOW TO BE TO BE OK IF I AM HONEST WHY I NEED TO CHANGE MY NAME WHY I NEED TO HIDE OF HO? Can peoples be seriouse one PLEASE? Thank

  • I tried to put in my own domain it will not let me and I said I could I thought that was what I could do can I or can’t I I need nothing to question number one question number two what if my email or to get hacked and password gets hacked that’s my only worry I have Gmail now and I lose it my password at least once a week that they just get stolen and it’s so unsecured I’ve lost so much information and pictures and is unbelievable so these are my only two questions and I’ll be awaiting your reply before I actually can have an email address

  • Great to know there is one country left that STILL VALUES SIMPLE PRIVACY for the individual,,,,on your (OUR) side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I would like to purchase an email but when I set up my free email, I could not get my contacts to transfer. I sent you a message asking for help and three weeks later, I still have not heard from anyone. I would purchase if I could get my contacts from Yahoo.

  • Hi,
    My e-mail client ‘Thunderbird’ just will not recognise my User-name or Password for my account sydmartin@protonmail.com.
    Does Protonmail have their own e-mail client? and if so How do I download and install it please? I am using Linux Mint 18.2

    This problem occurred when I first signed up so I have been unable to my account

    Is my problem associated with my lack of a website?


    Syd Martin

  • I emailed security I have. A cyber stalker for last year. ALL MY important stuff was on anjanme17 well it was broken into. Well NOW Anja1 is gone.
    I guess your not safe as you think.
    Melanie Monahan

  • An Excellent Work Done by Protonmail Team….Security and Privacy is the most vital things in today’s world.
    Alongwith that what made me crazy is the fact that it is totally FREE and with NO ADVERTISEMENT.

    Protonmail is a Must for everyone on the planet….I wish I had knew it before now….

    Wishing all the Protonmail Team members a great time ahead and Keep up the great work is a must for you.

  • I had an account … until someone (likely a family member) botched it up with vicious mail.
    It must appear to have been sent from my computer but I did NOT prepare any threatening, ugly mail.
    I need to use it for business reasons.

    Please help me resolve this issue. Facebook is how I learned of this activity.

  • If I send email from Proton to any other email account, such as Gmail, can Google intercept and decode that email or, is it not possible for them to read it?

  • God Bless You. Again, and again …
    This is exactly what we need, and we are not criminals.
    Thank you, many times over.


    User …

  • Regardless of human shortcomings, in the form of politicians or Corporate entities, Protonmail simply does not store personal info, or request a cascade of personal info, unlike Google and its equals. Therefore, regardless of the politics of Switcherland( intentional) this fact provides us with the best alternative to Googleland email. Coupled with NordVPN and a secured browser(DuckDuck Go etc), getting rid of faceache and all those other needless apps. I wondered, of those who chose to challenge Protonmail still use facache, instagram etc etc. and fail to secure with tight passwords !?

  • someone form an email account wingineer@protonmail.com has sent me and many friends and associates very scary comments and accusations. we are all a bit unnerved Can you help. I believe they did it because this site is encrypted.

  • This is so brilliant that I’m actually going to upgrade! Paying for email isn’t something I ever expected to do, but this is such a must have in the 21st century; I will stop using my gmail without question while migrating & transcending to ProtonMail, never again to trust the antipodes of privacy… good riddance to gmail.

  • To: Proton Mail Team,
    As a new Proton Mail user, I am confused as to when my text when composing an email gets encrypted. Is it when I open Proton Mail and begin composing, or when I actually send the message? Would I be best off composing my email on a disconnected device and copying it along with attachments into a Proton Mail email?
    Please pardon my lack of understanding as I am self-taught.