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Proton Mail is a private email service that uses open source, independently audited end-to-end encryption and zero-access encryption to secure your communications.
This protects against data breaches and ensures no one (not even Proton) can access your inbox. Only you can read your messages.
Free private email
Everyone has the right to privacy, which is why we make Proton Mail available for free. You can upgrade to a paid account to access more features and support our fight for a better internet.
Your data, your rules
Proton Mail is an encrypted email service that respects privacy and puts people (not advertisers) first. Your data belongs to you, and our encryption ensures that.
Proton is incorporated and headquartered in Switzerland. This means all your data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws and Swiss neutrality.
Private email on the go with our mobile apps
The ease and security of Proton Mail, on all your devices.
Our web app lets you experience a better, more private way of emailing, with a modern and easy-to-use interface.
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Proton Mail for Android has everything you need to easily manage your inbox and is used and trusted by millions worldwide.
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Whether you're on your iPhone or iPad, you can read and respond to emails securely with the Proton Mail iOS app.
Proton Mail Bridge integrates your Proton Mail account with your favorite email client while providing you with the security of encryption.
Your inbox, your way
Personalize your inbox and get through your messages faster.
Switch to Proton in one click
Moving your existing emails, contacts, and calendars to your new secure inbox is easy. Our Easy Switch tool handles it all in a single click.
Find anything with advanced search
Search the full contents of your emails to find the one you’re looking for. It all happens on your device, and your data is always encrypted.
Quickly unsubscribe from newsletters
Keep your encrypted inbox clutter-free and remove yourself from mailing lists with one click.
Your own address with your own domain name
Set up addresses with your own domain name for a personalized email address or get a @proton.me address.
Work faster with keyboard shortcuts
Designed to be intuitive, our optimized keyboard shortcuts help you get things done faster.
Use your favorite email client
With Proton Mail Bridge, you can use desktop clients via IMAP/SMTP like Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, or Mozilla Thunderbird while benefiting from Proton Mail’s end-to-end encryption.
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Integrated calendarProton Calendar automatically keeps track of your events.
Seamless end-to-end encryptionYour messages are encrypted automatically in the background.
Sieve filtersTake email automation to a new level.
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Proton ContactsStore encrypted contact details or create contact groups in seconds.
Intuitive and free
Our free email has a simple, user-friendly design, which makes it easy to read, organize, and write emails. Providing free encrypted email means everyone can control what happens to their data.
An easy alternative
Proton is a simple move toward a better internet where privacy is the default, offering an all-in-one solution that includes encrypted email, calendar, contacts, file storage, and a VPN.
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Why use Proton Mail?
We store your messages with zero-access encryptionProton Mail encrypts and decrypts your emails on your device, so no one can read your messages except you and your intended recipients. When you send an email to another Proton Mail account, your messages are secured with end-to-end encryption.
Stop governments from accessing your emailsProtect yourself against mass surveillance from government agencies like the NSA by using a private email provider like Proton Mail. We don’t have access to your email messages, so we can’t hand them over to any government agency.
Keep your personal data safeUnlike other email providers, we don’t hold the decryption keys for your emails. This means that your messages can’t be decrypted, even if our servers were hacked. If you use Proton Mail, you’re less vulnerable to email server hacks like the Microsoft Exchange hack of 2021.
An ad-free inboxProton Mail is funded by subscriptions to our paid plans, not by invading your privacy and serving you advertisements. Unlike other email services, we have no motivation to use your data to deliver surveillance-based advertising in your inbox.
Protect yourself from phishing scamsHackers commonly use phishing attacks to scam people and organizations. Proton Mail uses PhishGuard to help you defend against phishing attacks by highlighting potentially spoofed emails in your inbox.
Block the trackers in your emailsProton Mail comes with advanced tracking protection by default to stop companies from snooping on your email activities with invisible trackers. By using Proton Mail, you can control whether companies know if you opened their marketing emails.
Transfer your inbox to Proton Mail
Easy Switch lets you move existing emails, contacts, and calendars from any provider to Proton Mail
Secure your business
In addition to protecting millions of individuals, Proton secures more than 10,000 businesses, including many of the world’s largest public and private organizations.
Learn how Proton can improve the security of your business and comply with data protection and privacy laws.
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We work across multiple time zones to provide 24/7/365 support. At Proton, it is always possible to reach a real person and get a real solution.
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Proton Mail FAQ
Proton Mail is the world’s largest end-to-end encrypted email service. Proton Mail makes sure no one can access your emails by using end-to-end encryption and zero-access encryption. All of Proton Mail’s encryption happens in the background, meaning anyone can use encrypted email, regardless of technical ability.
Millions of journalists, activists, and everyday citizens around the world trust Proton Mail to protect their communications.
Everyone benefits from switching to a private email service like Proton Mail. Protecting your emails with end-to-end and zero-access encryption helps you take back control of your data and acts as insurance for your online safety in the event of future data breaches or changes in legislation. On a wider scale, using a secure email like Proton Mail helps protect democracy and free speech by ensuring you can exercise your right to privacy wherever you are.
You can switch to a private email by signing up for Proton Mail for free or by subscribing to one of our paid plans. Once you have created a Proton Mail account, you can transfer your existing contacts and messages to your new secure inbox using our Easy Switch tool. You don’t need any technical expertise to start using private email with Proton Mail.
Yes. When you use Proton Mail, only you can read your emails. In fact, not even Proton can read your emails. This is not true for Gmail, which retains the decryption keys for your data on the same servers where it stores your messages. This means that Gmail can read your messages or hand them over to the authorities if requested.
Services like Gmail that do not store your data with zero-access encryption also put you at an increased risk in the event of a data breach. Proton Mail stores your messages with zero-access encryption, which adds an extra layer of resiliency against data breaches.
Proton Mail will always offer a free secure email plan that provides all the basic functionality you expect from your inbox with the same level of security as our paid plans.
If you upgrade to one of our paid plans, you will receive advanced email features, such as the ability to add more than one email address, extra storage, custom email domains, and unlimited messages. You will also be supporting our mission to build a better internet with privacy as the default.
Proton is privacy by default.
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