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Want to test new ProtonMail features first? ProtonMail beta is back!

March 23rd, 2017 in Releases

Last March, ProtonMail launched out of beta. This March, we’re bringing back ProtonMail Beta so you can test new ProtonMail features before they are released. Today, we’re announcing the immediate availability of a new site, beta.protonmail.com where we will be hosting experimental releases of ProtonMail. As many of you probably recall, ProtonMail spent over two …

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Wikileaks CIA Files – What this means for Internet security and encryption

March 8th, 2017 in Privacy

Earlier today, Wikileaks dumped a large database of secret documents from the CIA in a released dubbed #Vault7. Here we do a deeper analysis of the leak and the broader implications on online security and encrypted services. Our in-depth analysis of the leaked CIA files is found at the bottom of this post. First, we …

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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 …

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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. …

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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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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 …

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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Donald Trump will control the NSA – what this means for your privacy

November 11th, 2016 in Privacy

Earlier this week, Donald Trump won a stunning election victory that will put him in charge of the world’s most powerful mass surveillance infrastructure. Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you are on, Trump’s control over the NSA is now an indisputable fact, and we think it is worth taking a closer look …

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Search Risk – How Google Almost Killed ProtonMail

October 26th, 2016 in Articles & News

In the past two months, many of you have reached out to us to ask about the mysterious tweets we sent to Google in August. At ProtonMail, transparency is a core value, and we try to be as transparent with our community as possible. As many people have continued to point out to us, we …

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