Proton Mail’s Import-Export application has exited beta and is available to all paid users

Richie Koch

Share this page

All users who have a paid plan can use the Import-Export app to easily transfer emails between accounts or download your messages to your device. 

This app lets you import your entire inbox from another email service provider, such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook, to your secure Proton Mail account. You can also export your emails from Proton Mail to your hard drive so that you have backup copies. 

The Import-Export app has been one of the most requested features in our community feedback forum(new window), and it is now out of beta and available to all users who have a paid plan. 

Reasons to use the Import-Export app

The Import-Export app simplifies moving your messages from an unencrypted email account to a secure Proton Mail account. With only a few clicks, you can migrate your inbox or your organization to Proton Mail.

This helps your business secure its employees’ inboxes, prevents damaging data breaches, and shows your clients that you take cybersecurity seriously. It also simplifies compliance with the GDPR and HIPAA, both of which have high data protection standards. 

Like all Proton apps, the Import-Export app’s code is open source, which allows anyone to verify its code for themselves. This level of transparency is necessary so that users can be confident their privacy is protected. It also makes it easier for cybersecurity experts to perform checks and audits of our apps, increasing their overall security. 

See the Import-Export app’s code on GitHub(new window).

How to set up the Import-Export app

The Import-Export app is reserved for users with a Plus, Professional, Visionary, or Lifetime account. If you are currently using a Free plan and want to download your messages, you can export your messages(new window) directly from the Proton Mail web app. Or, you can upgrade your plan and access the app by logging in to your account at mail.proton.me(new window) and going to Settings > Subscription > Manage Subscription.

If you already have a paid plan, you can download the Import-Export app today. It is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux devices.

Download Import-Export app

Once you have installed the app, you are just a few clicks away from importing all your personal messages from your privacy-invading email service to your secure Proton Mail inbox.

For more details, you can read our guide on how to import messages into Proton Mail(new window)

What’s next for the Import-Export app

We plan on eventually making the app available to all users, including those on a Free plan. Stay tuned to this blog and our social media channels to get the latest information on the Import-Export app and Proton’s other products.

Thank you to the Proton community for your support. And let us know what you think of the Import-Export app on Twitter(new window), Facebook(new window), or Reddit(new window)!

You can get a free secure email account from Proton Mail here.

We also provide a free VPN service(new window) to protect your privacy. Proton Mail and Proton VPN are funded by community contributions. If you would like to support our development efforts, you can upgrade to a paid plan(new window). Thank you for your support.


Feel free to share your feedback and questions with us via our official social media channels on Twitter(new window) and Reddit(new window).

Protect your privacy with Proton
Get a free account

Share this page

Richie Koch

Prior to joining Proton, Richie spent several years working on tech solutions in the developing world. He joined the Proton team to advance the rights of online privacy and freedom.

Related articles

From having too many inboxes to manage to switching to a new email provider, there are many reasons why you’d want to delete your Gmail account. You might even be concerned that Google is abusing your privacy. Thankfully, you can delete your Gmail a
The first month of 2023 has brought brutal layoffs from Big Tech, a potential ban of TikTok in the US, and another Twitter breach. But the biggest development of this new year has to be the ascent of ChatGPT.  The chatbot can produce remarkably huma
Hackers were able to steal account details from over 200 million Twitter users and posted the database on a hacking forum in early January 2023. These details include users’ email addresses and Twitter handles, allowing people to potentially identify
From your online shopping receipts to financial statements, your emails contain a great deal of sensitive information about your life, interests, and daily schedule. If you’re concerned about your online privacy, it’s therefore vital to keep your inb
At Proton, we’re committed to building privacy-focused products that are convenient to use and improve your productivity. Last year, we released the new mobile apps for Proton Calendar and Proton Drive, letting you manage your schedule and upload imp
Most email services aren’t secure and limit attachment file sizes, but there are ways to send large files securely. If you’ve ever tried attaching multiple images or video files to an email, you’ll know that it doesn’t always work. We explain ways t