ProtonMail at Swissnex San Francisco

Earlier this week, we were invited to speak about our free encrypted email service at Swissnex San Francisco’s “Ensuring Safety for the Future of Cyberspace” event.  As some of you may know, Swissnex is a part of Swiss embassies and consulates worldwide and has the mission of connecting Swiss technology and innovation with local communities.  At the event, one of our team members, Bart Butler, explained why and how we utilize end-to-end encryption to provide email privacy to ProtonMail users. (more…)

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We’re upgrading all ProtonMail accounts to 1GB of storage!

One year ago, we launched ProtonMail Beta to bring easy to use private email to the world. We never imagined that our project would gather so much support from all around the world. Thanks to you, ProtonMail has grown incredibly in the past year. To celebrate our first anniversary and to thank all of our early supporters, we are making a big change to our free encrypted email service.

We’re excited to announce that we are upgrading all existing ProtonMail accounts to 1GB of storage within the next couple days, up from the current limit of 500MB.

Furthermore, any ProtonMail accounts requested by June 17, 2015 will have 1GB of storage when activated. If you have not signed up for a free email account, you can get one here.

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ProtonMail BETA v1.16 Release Notes

ProtonMail BETA v1.16 is finally here! We’ve added encrypted attachments so you can send and receive attachments from ProtonMail users in a fully end-to-end encrypted way. We are also excited to showcase one of the most widely requested features for productivity: archive folder and custom “folders”. You will also notice a fresh look on our homepage and UX improvements on your inbox throughout. Finally, we’ve added a number of new settings including a way to customize ProtonMail’s theme if you know CSS. As usual, if you encounter any problems, please clear your browser cache or log out and log back in. Here’s a quick introduction to the new features:

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Introducing the ProtonMail New Feedback Forum

We’re excited to introduce the new ProtonMail Feedback Forum where you can give us feedback and suggestions on new features that you want to see in ProtonMail. Since the beginning, we have built ProtonMail with usability as our main goal, and we’ve worked hard to make sure that each comment and suggestion is a part of our development process. Now you can vote, comment and post new ideas for ProtonMail to develop in the future through the Feedback Forum.  (more…)

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ProtonMail has raised $2M USD to protect online privacy

We’re happy to announce that ProtonMail has secured a financing round of $2M USD from Charles River Ventures (CRV) and the Fondation Genevoise pour l’Innovation Technologique (FONGIT). In our first fundraising last summer, we received over $550,000 in donations from over 10,000 supporters, and in the process set a new record for software technology crowdfunding. That critical early funding allowed us to go from a software project started in the CERN cafeteria to a fully functioning encrypted email service, supporting hundreds of thousands of users around the world.

This additional funding will allow us to accelerate our growth and get us closer to providing online privacy for everyone. We will be growing our team, and more importantly, speeding up the pace of development in the coming months. Privacy is important, and it is a race against time to build secure solutions like ProtonMail – before it is too late and privacy disappears entirely. (more…)

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Introducing The New ProtonMail Homepage

With the release of ProtonMail BETA v1.14, our homepage gained a completely a new, fresh look. As with everything we do, the new design was largely driven by user feedback. Back in the Fall of 2014, we presented two designs to our Visionary and Lifetime crowdfunding supporters to get their feedback on the homepage design. The design they selected was one that was made by Synova Solutions and subsequently offered to ProtonMail free of charge.

The resulting new design was a collaborative project between the ProtonMail team and Synova Solutions’ Swiss and Vietnam based design teams that truly reflects the international nature of the ProtonMail project. Together, we took into consideration all comments which were submitted by our Visionary and Lifetime supporters. One of the most requested features was a way to login directly from the homepage – so we integrated the login form within the top of our homepage itself. Now, logging into ProtonMail is one less click away. (more…)

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ProtonMail at TED Global

We have some great news to share. Several months ago, we were asked to come to TED Global to give a talk about privacy – and today the video is finally getting published! It was a great opportunity for our co-founder Andy Yen to talk about why privacy matters and showcase the end-to-end encryption technology we use in ProtonMail to protect your data.

Click here to watch the full video of Andy’s TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/andy_yen_think_your_email_s_private_think_again (more…)

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