Proton and SimpleLogin

Proton and SimpleLogin are joining forces

Share this page

At Proton, we are fighting for a better internet where privacy is the default. This is a challenging and important mission that requires a collective effort. Since we launched Proton Mail in 2014, we have been excited to see more people care about privacy and more companies work on this problem.

For this reason, we’re happy to announce today that SimpleLogin(new window) has joined Proton to help further our shared mission. We have been following SimpleLogin closely for a long time as many Proton Mail users utilize it to prevent their Proton Mail addresses from being leaked to spammers.

SimpleLogin is a browser extension, web app, and mobile app that provides you with anonymous email addresses whenever you sign up for a new online service. As the name suggests, it is a simple way to create a login, generating an email alias for you so that you don’t need to disclose your real email address. If a service you sign up for gets hacked, sends you spam, or sells your email to advertisers, you can disable that email alias to safeguard your inbox. This makes SimpleLogin a complementary service to Proton Mail, with Proton Mail protecting your data privacy with encryption while SimpleLogin prevents malicious actors from exploiting your real email address.

What does this mean for Proton and SimpleLogin users?

In the coming months, we will better integrate SimpleLogin functionality into Proton Mail, meaning the Proton community will be able to hide their email addresses using SimpleLogin. If you already use SimpleLogin with Proton Mail, things will continue to work the same as before. SimpleLogin will continue working as a separate service, and the SimpleLogin team will continue building new features and adding functionality, but now with the benefit of Proton’s infrastructure and security engineering capabilities.

Why SimpleLogin?

Proton has a unique philosophy and set of values. We began as a crowdfunded project, and we have always put people and the Proton community first. As former scientists, we are strong believers in peer review and transparency. Proton’s encryption follows open standards, and all the Proton apps you run on your devices are fully open source.

In the privacy space, SimpleLogin is one of the few organizations whose values align with our own, and it is therefore quite natural for us to work together. Not only is there a product fit, but there is also a culture fit as SimpleLogin is also an open-source company. There’s also a match in terms of geography. SimpleLogin, like Proton, is a European company, located next door to Switzerland in France.

This proximity and alignment of values mean we can join forces while continuing to bring improved privacy to both our communities without changing what has made Proton or SimpleLogin much loved services. We look forward to fighting for your privacy rights and serving you for many years to come.

Protect your privacy with Proton
Create a free account

Share this page

Andy Yen

Andy is the founder and CEO of Proton. He is a long-time advocate for privacy rights and has spoken at TED, Web Summit, and the United Nations about online privacy issues. Previously, Andy was a research scientist at CERN and has a PhD in particle physics from Harvard University.

Related articles

Last week, the Spanish Presidency of the European Council delayed a vote regarding the Council’s position on the controversial Child Sexual Abuse Regulation (CSAR) due to a lack of consensus over the issue of encryption, among others. This proposed r
At Proton, we’re always working on new and innovative ways to protect the privacy and data of the Proton community. Sometimes that means developing entirely new services, like our Proton Sentinel program, which combines AI and human security analysts
How to unsend an email in Gmail, Outlook, Proton Mail, and Apple Mail
“Undo Send” gives you a chance to stop an erroneous message you’ve just sent. We’ve all done it. You hit Send on an email only to spot you’ve misspelled someone’s name, forgotten an attachment, or accidentally sent a cringing joke to half your conta
Google has already taken privacy washing to the extreme by trying to brand itself as “privacy focused”, even though its business model is based on surveillance.  Lately, the company’s marketing strategy has turned toward outright Orwellian doublespe
Last week, the UK government made a statement in the House of Lords acknowledging that portions of the controversial Online Safety Bill might not even be technically enforceable without breaking end-to-end encryption. This rightly received a lot of a
What is email spoofing?
Email spoofing is a technique attackers use to make a message appear to be from a legitimate sender — a common trick in phishing and spam emails. Learn how spoofing works, how to identify spoofed messages, and how to protect yourself from spoofing a