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Today, we are happy to announce the release of ProtonMail 2.0, our biggest update since the original ProtonMail launch. ProtonMail 2.0 is a completely new code base, redesigned from the ground up to provide better performance, security, and flexibility. We are happy to announce today that we have completely open sourced ProtonMail 2.0 and we are also officially launching a bug bounty program to encourage community participation in making ProtonMail the most secure email service ever.
The road to 2.0
When ProtonMail first launched, we had no idea that over half a million people worldwide would share our vision of a more private and secure internet. This was many more people than the ProtonMail 1.0 codebase was designed to support. Although our team of former CERN scientists, together with experts from MIT, managed to scale ProtonMail 1.x, a better solution was needed.
With ProtonMail 2.0, we now have a new framework which we can easily scale to provide encrypted email to millions of users. While we have retained the look and feel of ProtonMail, the code underneath that runs it is completely different. The difference is immediately noticeable through the performance. Reading and browsing through emails is now over 10 times faster than the 1.x version of ProtonMail. This and other enhancements are summarized in our 2.0 Release Notes.
Open Source & Bug Bounty Program
As former CERN scientists, we are strong believers in open source software and community support. Version 2.0 marks another milestone in our open source journey as we have completely open sourced the 2.0 codebase. To learn more, check out our dedicated blog post here.
A secure email service like ProtonMail is also impossible without the assistance of dozens of security researchers worldwide who have helped make ProtonMail more secure over the course of our beta. In order to encourage more community participation in securing ProtonMail, we are also launching our bug bounty program today. You can find details about our bounty program here.
In the coming months, we will be continuing to improve ProtonMail. We have recently sent invites for our iOS and Android app beta to our Indiegogo Lifetime, Visionary, and Mobile level supporters. Thanks to your financial support during our record breaking crowdfunding campaign, we have now completed development of our mobile apps. Next week, we will announce how to sign up for the mobile apps beta so stay tuned!
The ProtonMail Team
P.S. If you have not yet signed up for a ProtonMail account, you can do so here: protonmail.ch/invite
Aujourd’hui, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer la sortie de ProtonMail 2.0, notre plus grande mise à jour depuis le lancement initial de ProtonMail. ProtonMail 2.0 est une toute nouvelle base de code, reconstruite à partir de zéro pour apporter plus de performance, plus de sécurité et une plus grande flexibilité. Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer aujourd’hui que nous avons complètement ouvert le code source de ProtonMail 2.0 et nous annonçons également le lancement officiel d’un programme bug bounty pour encourager la participation de la communauté pour faire de ProtonMail le service mail le plus sécurisé.