Waiting for an important email? Notifications allow you to ensure you stay on top of your ProtonMail inbox without constant monitoring of your account.
ProtonMail has three different types of notifications, so notifications in ProtonMail can refer to any one of the three types described below:
- Email Notification – You can link an alternate email address to your ProtonMail secure email account by going to the settings page. If this option is enabled, we will send an email to your linked email address letting you know that your ProtonMail email account has received an email.
- Desktop notifications – Desktop notifications work on the browser version of ProtonMail. If this feature is enabled, if ProtonMail is open in your browser tab, whenever a new mail arrives in your inbox, a message will appear briefly in the bottom right corner of your desktop notifying you about the new message.
- Mobile apps push notifications – If you are using ProtonMail’s iOS or Android encrypted email app, you will automatically get push notifications on your mobile device when a new email is received in your ProtonMail account. (You can find download options for all the ProtonMail secure email apps on this page.)