The ProtonMail main interface. ProtonMail has a very clean, simple interface. Reading and composing emails is simple and easy, and the view is spacious and easy to use. HTML is supported within the emails, so you can easily click on links and see rich text treatment of the message.
Rich text support. By selecting a word or passage, you can easily apply rich text effects to your email. You can bold words, italicize them, or underline them. ProtonMail also supports attaching files, so you can take a photograph to send or include one from your Photo Library.
Self-destructing emails. Within the app, you can decrypt your message quickly and easily for pure end-to-end encryption. Since messages are sent from ProtonMail's own servers in Switzerland, and they don't store your keys, your security and privacy is assured. You can also set an expiration timer for a self-destructing email.
Viewable even from other apps. If your recipient doesn't have ProtonMail, they can still take advantage of the encryption of your message. All they have to do is tap on the button to decrypt the email, and they are taken to the ProtonMail website to view it. They do have to know the password, of course.
What is it about?
ProtonMail provides you with a streamlined email client for sending and receiving encrypted emails. Your emails are sent using ProtonMail's servers in Switzerland, not passed through the cloud, so everything is encrypted from the time you send it to the moment your recipient opens the email. The app even supports basic rich text, so you can apply formatting to your emails to highlight words or passages.
For those who...
- Need security in their email
- Like the idea of self-destructing messages
Not for those who...
- Don't want their emails to be secure
- Want to use an existing email address
Why we love it
ProtonMail is easy to use, and very efficient. It allows you to set timers for your emails to expire, after which they automatically delete from the recipient's inbox. The app is clean and streamlined, with all of the features you would expect from an email client, plus the end-to-end encryption of your messages.
App Store Description
“ProtonMail offers encrypted email, which makes it virtually impossible for anyone to read it except the sender and the recipient.” Wall Street Journal
ProtonMail is the world’s largest encrypted email service with over 1 million users. The ProtonMail secure email app for iPhone and iPad brings easy-to-use email encryption to your mobile device by seamlessly integrating PGP end-to-end encryption. ProtonMail also provides a modern user interface with a full set of innovative features such as customizable swipe gestures and the ability to send expiring emails.
Since we were founded by CERN scientists in 2013, we have been joined by citizens from around the globe who have supported our mission to protect online privacy. Our mobile app was made possible by a record-breaking $550,000 donation campaign. With the ProtonMail app, you can now create your own free ProtonMail email account and start experiencing the secure email of the future.
Why use ProtonMail?
• Ensure your emails stay private and cannot be intercepted or disclosed to third parties
• End-to-end encryption, OpenPGP compatible
• Easy-to-use: encryption is done automatically and is completely invisible to the user
• Zero-access: all messages are stored in encrypted format—not even ProtonMail can read your messages
• Open source: ProtonMail's encryption is open to inspection by security experts from around the world
• Free: ProtonMail is 100% free, no catches.
• Swiss privacy and neutrality: ProtonMail is hosted entirely in Switzerland, under the protection of the world's strongest privacy laws
With the ProtonMail app, you can:
• Create a new @protonmail.com email address with automatic PGP key creation and management
• Send and receive encrypted emails and attachments automatically
• Set timers for messages to self-destruct after sending
• Quickly organize emails with customizable swipe gestures and labels
• Get push notification of new emails
• Send password protected encrypted emails to non-ProtonMail email addresses
ProtonMail in the press:
“ProtonMail is a gmail-like email system which uses end-to-end encryption, making it impossible for outside parties to monitor.” Forbes
“A new email service being developed by a group from MIT and CERN promises to bring secure, encrypted email to the masses and keep sensitive information away from prying eyes.” Huffington Post
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