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.
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.
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.
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.