It can be tedious to spell out your @protonmail.com email address when sharing it with others. For that, we’ve created short domain email addresses, making secure email even more convenient.
Here’s how it works: Every ProtonMail user will be able to activate a separate pm.me email address at no cost. For example, if your username is john, you can activate email@example.com to go with your existing firstname.lastname@example.org address. All users can receive mail at their @pm.me email address, but sending from @pm.me addresses will be limited to paid users. (Of course, if you are a free user and get an email at email@example.com, you can still reply using firstname.lastname@example.org).
When you activate your pm.me address, it does not count toward the limit on the number of addresses you can create. However, paid users can also create additional addresses in Settings -> Addresses/Users using the pm.me domain, which will count against your limit. It is not necessary to activate pm.me to create an additional address with pm.me.
Creating your @pm.me address
Users must first activate their short domain. Click on Settings, choose the pm.me (beta) tab on the left, and click on Activate @pm.me.
To send email from your @pm.me address, click on the default email address in the “From” field. Then select the @pm.me address from the dropdown options.
Or you can set @pm.me to be your default email address. To do so, click on Settings -> Account. Under “Address Priority,” drag your @pm.me address to the top of the list.
Free users are able to receive email to their @pm.me address, and replies will be sent from the @protonmail.com or @protonmail.ch address by default. If you attempt to change the default “From” field to your @pm.me address, you will receive an error message asking you to upgrade to a paid plan.
To enable sending from your @pm.me address, click on Upgrade and choose any paid plan.