2. Add Account
Once the Bridge is downloaded and installed, you will need to add your ProtonMail account to the Bridge. The following guide will walk you through these steps:
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Adding an Account
1. Add Account
3. IMAP/SMTP Configuration
4. Switching Address Mode
5. IMAP/SMTP Credentials
6. Log out
Once the Bridge is running, add your ProtonMail account(s) by clicking the
Add Account button.
Login Password, and optionally your
2FA code (if enabled) and
Mailbox Password (if in 2-password mode) and click
Next on the corresponding screens.
Now your account is successfully connected to the Bridge. By default, you will be in combined addresses mode, which means that emails from all of your addresses will be sent and received together in the same mailbox. You can click on
Mailbox configuration to access the Bridge credentials for your mailbox.
If you would like to switch to split addresses mode, in which each address is added to the client separately, click
Switch to split addresses mode. In split addresses mode you can click on
Address configuration to access your Bridge credentials for each of your addresses.
You will use these credentials to configure your email client (Thunderbird, Outlook, etc) later on.
You can click
Log out to disable sending / receiving of new email. Your existing emails will still be stored in your client. If you are logged out, which can also happen if you change your password, you can click
Log in to connect your account again.