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Concerned about SESTA-FOSTA? Learn how ProtonMail protects your privacy

April 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

Donald Trump signed SESTA-FOSTA into law, a policy ostensibly meant to prevent sexual trafficking. In reality, the law undermines free expression online and may even jeopardize the safety of sex workers.   On Thursday, US President Donald Trump signed into law a controversial bill known as SESTA-FOSTA (short for Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and …

Introducing pm.me – a short email domain for ProtonMail

March 29th, 2018 in Articles & News

Starting today, we are making it possible for everyone to add a @pm.me email address to your ProtonMail account, at no cost! For a long time, some members of our community have been asking us for a shorter, easy-to-share email address. Part of this comes from the difficulty of spelling out P-R-O-T-O-N-M-A-I-L over the phone. …

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Our Tor encrypted email site has a new SSL certificate

March 27th, 2018 in Security

As part of our commitment to security, we maintain a Tor onion site for ProtonMail which can provide extra privacy and accessibility in countries where ProtonMail is blocked. ProtonMail is one of the only email providers that offers email access over Tor. We launched the ProtonMail onion site last year as an extra way to …

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ProtonMail is being blocked in Turkey. Here’s how to bypass Turkey’s online censorship.

March 15th, 2018 in Articles & News

We have confirmed that Internet service providers in Turkey have been blocking ProtonMail this week. Here’s what we know so far, and some ways to bypass the block. Our support team first became aware of connectivity problems for Turkish ProtonMail users starting on Tuesday. After further investigation, we determined that protonmail.com was unreachable for both …

We have released version 3.0 of OpenPGPjs, an open source OpenPGP library

March 9th, 2018 in Encryption

We’re happy to announce a major new version of OpenPGPjs, the world’s most widely used JavaScript PGP encryption library. Version 3.0 brings many enhancements to the hundreds of applications and millions of users who rely on OpenPGPjs. At ProtonMail, a big part of our mission is to make strong encryption and privacy accessible to every …

What is end-to-end encryption and how does it work?

March 7th, 2018 in Encryption

End-to-end encryption is the most secure way to communicate privately and securely online. By encrypting messages at both ends of a conversation, end-to-end encryption prevents anyone in the middle from reading private communications. Until recently, end-to-end encryption (E2EE) was the sole domain of the tech savvy because of the complicated operations required to use it. …

5 Essential Steps to Keep Your Email Safe

March 1st, 2018 in Security

Your email account is a gold mine for hackers. And yet many people still aren’t taking basic precautions to secure their accounts. Here are five essential steps for safe email. Hacks are surprisingly commonplace. In 2014, for instance, nearly half of all American adults had some form of data stolen from corporate servers in a …

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Online Security Guide for Journalists

February 9th, 2018 in Security

Whether you cover the CIA or city hall, journalism is as much about keeping secrets as exposing them. We created this online security guide to help democracy’s defenders defend themselves too. Part of our mission at ProtonMail has always been to give journalists, dissidents, and others the tools and knowledge they need to do their …

2017 Secure Email Survey

December 30th, 2017 in Articles & News

Since 2014, ProtonMail has had a tradition of conducting an annual user survey. We are happy to announce the 2017 edition of our annual secure email user survey is now ready! ProtonMail is open source software that is now entirely funded by the community, and our annual community survey plays an incredibly important role in …

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Introducing ProtonMail Bridge, email encryption for Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail

December 6th, 2017 in Articles & News, Encryption

Today we are officially launching ProtonMail Bridge, which brings easy-to-use email encryption to desktop email clients. Ever since the day that we first got the idea to create ProtonMail, one of the most enduring challenges has been how to do email security right while simultaneously making encrypted email easy enough to use for normal people. …

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Black Friday 2017 – ProtonMail is available at a discount for the first time ever!

November 24th, 2017 in Articles & News

From Black Friday until Cyber Monday (Nov 24-27, 2017), it is possible to get up to a 45% discount on ProtonMail subscriptions! This year, we are happy to offer again a special promotion for Black Friday! Last year, we had a very interesting promotion where we released a limited number of ProtonMail Lifetime accounts. While …

Introducing ProtonMail Contacts – the world’s first encrypted contacts manager

November 21st, 2017 in Articles & News, Encryption

Today we’re launching a new contacts manager, the first one in the world that includes both zero access encryption and digital signature verification. Starting with Version 3.12 of ProtonMail, we have rolled out a brand new version of Contacts for ProtonMail. The new ProtonMail Contacts was in development for over a year and is an …

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