Short domain ( email addresses

It can be inconvenient to spell out your email address when sharing it with others. We’ve created short domain email addresses ( to simplify this process.

All ProtonMail users, except those added as part of an organization, can activate a separate email address at no cost. For example, if your username is john, you can activate to complement your existing address. All users can receive emails at their email address, but sending emails from a email address requires a paid account. 

When you activate your address, it does not count toward your account limit for creating multiple addresses. However, paid users can also create additional addresses using the domain, which will count toward your limit. 

Note that the short domain address ( linked to your username cannot be disabled or deleted.

Creating your address

1. Go to Settings at the top right and click on Go to settings.

Go to settings

2. Select General in the left sidebar. Under the General section, select Activate 

Active address

Sending a email for paid users

1. To send emails from your address, open your email composer and click on the default email address in the From field.

2. Select your address from the dropdown options. 

Select address

Sending a email for free users

Users with free accounts can receive emails at their address, but replies will be sent from your or address by default. To send messages from your address, you will need to upgrade to a paid plan.