ProtonMail BETA v1.14 Release Notes

We are happy to announce the release of ProtonMail v1.14. As usual, if you encounter any problems, please clear your browser cache or log out and log back in.

New Features

  • New homepage design.
  • New blog design.
  • Support sending emails from protonmail.com
  • All existing protonmail.ch accounts now support protonmail.com (see our Knowledge Base for more info)
  • Added login form to the homepage.
  • Added a knowledge base with tutorials and commonly asked questions.

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ProtonMail Upgrades SSL Certificates

Last week, we underwent the process of fortifying our SSL certificates. As part of our effort to provide the highest level of security and privacy to our users, we have upgraded every single certificate that we use.

The new SSL certificates have several marked improvements over the previous ones.

  • All certificates now use the highest strength 4096-bit RSA
  • protonmail.ch now uses an Extended Validation certificate
  • All certificates are now hashed using the stronger SHA256 algorithm

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ProtonMail BETA v1.13 Release Notes

We are happy to announce the release of ProtonMail v1.13. As usual, please clear your browser cache or log out and log back in if you encounter any problems.

New Features

  • Use native crypto.api functionality in browsers that support it.
  • Drag and drop attachments now allows for faster uploading of attachments and support for multiple attachments.
  • Drag and drop added for importing contacts
  • Added spam and anti-virus filtering.
  • We now support sending of plain-text emails along with HTML emails in our outgoing messages
  • Added the ability to embed images in emails
  • Rebased CSS files to SCSS for future custom theming with community themes
  • It is now possible to receive emails sent to username@protonmail.com
  • New layout for mobile
  • The current folder is now highlighted in the sidebar when viewing a message

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ProtonMail selected as 2015 SXSW Accelerator Competition Finalist

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We are happy to announce that ProtonMail has been selected as a finalists in the Innovative World Technologies category for the 2015 SXSW Accelerator competition, the marquee event of the South by Southwest Interactive Festival’s Startup Village, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive new technology innovations to a panel of judges and a live audience. More than five hundred companies submitted to present at SXSW Accelerator, and we’re happy to be among the 48 finalists selected in six different categories.

The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Interactive, Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 15, in Austin, Texas. We’re excited by this opportunity to present ProtonMail’s innovative technology to an American audience. Today, users from the US make up a rapidly growing part of the ProtonMail userbase and it is always amazing to see so many people who share our vision of protecting civil liberties and enhancing internet security and privacy. (more…)

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ProtonMail BETA v1.12 Release Notes

We are happy to announce the release of ProtonMail v1.12. As usual, please clear your browser cache or log out and log back in if you encounter any problems.

New Features

  • Added Advanced Search
  • Added support for iCal and ICS (calendar) emails
  • New daily notification system that can be turned off
  • Added ability to export Contacts
  • Notification message when emails are sent successfully
  • Added ability to view raw email messages
  • Added ability to SHIFT+click multiple emails

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Ein Jahr mit weiten Sprüngen

English version at the bottom

Das ProtonMail Team wünscht Euch ein gutes neues Jahr !

In 2014 haben wir im Kampf für bessere Privatsphäre im Internet enorme Fortschritte gemacht, die ohne die wertvollen Unterstützungen unserer deutsch-sprachigen Benutzer in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz – die zusammen unsere zweitgrösste Nutzerschaft –, nicht möglich gewesen wären. Daher möchten wir uns in unserem ersten deutschen Blogeintrag herzlich bei Euch bedanken.

2014 neigt sich dem Ende zu und so möchten wir uns Zeit nehmen, um über die Ereignisse im abgelaufenen Jahr zu sinnieren und einen Blick auf die Zukunft von ProtonMail zu werfen. Vor etwas über einem Jahr fingen wir – eine Gruppe junger Forscher am europäischen Zentrum für Kernforschung CERN – an, an dem ProtonMail-Projekt zu arbeiten. Wir waren durch unsere gemeinsame Sehnsucht nach demjenigen Internet, das unsere Privatsphäre respektiert, gebunden. Es war kaum vorstellbar, dass unsere Vision von so vielen von Euch auf der ganzen Welt geteilt wird. Die größte Anerkennung für einen Wissenschaftler ist zu wissen, dass seine eigene Arbeit akzeptiert wird und einen Beitrag dazu leistet, unsere Welt eine bessere zu machen. Wir sind dankbar für Eure Unterstützung.

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Infrastructure Upgrades

Many of you might have noticed that ProtonMail had a brief scheduled downtime last week. That was actually the first step of a major infrastructure upgrade that we have just completed.  Thanks to the support from our crowdfunding contributors and around-the-clock work of our team, ProtonMail today is more secure and reliable than it has ever been, even with the huge number of additional users we have recently invited from the waiting list.

For those users who have been on our waiting list for several months, the wait will soon be over as our new infrastructure will allow us to support almost everybody. We will be inviting nearly everybody over the next month!

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ProtonMail joins Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE NCC)

We are happy to announce that ProtonMail has become a member of RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre). RIPE NCC is one of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) responsible for allocating Internet resources globally. RIPE NCC is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 that administers IP addresses in Europe and the Middle East.

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As a fast growing email service provider (ESP) with a growing infrastructure footprint, it makes a lot of sense for ProtonMail to become a Local Internet Registry (LIR). As a LIR, ProtonMail now has our own allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. This is an important milestone as we continue to grow. Presently, the European IPv4 space is nearly exhausted, and the IPv4 allocation we have received as a LIR will ensure that ProtonMail has sufficient IPv4 resources to support all future growth. (more…)

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ProtonMail is Hiring!

In the past few months, ProtonMail has grown tremendously through the support of our community. Your donations both during and after our crowdfunding campaign have allowed us to bring privacy to hundreds of thousands of people around the world for free.

With this support, we’re now ready to take the next step towards bringing privacy to everyone by growing our tech and support teams. As usual, we will be adding staff to our Geneva, Switzerland office, but for the first time ever, we will also be hiring in San Francisco, California. (more…)

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