Secure email that protects your privacy

Keep your conversations private with Proton Mail, an encrypted email service based in Switzerland.

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What makes encrypted email better?

Because what's in your email is your business

Most popular email providers, such as Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo, scan the content of your emails and use your email address to create a detailed profile on you and profit from your data.

Proton Mail's end-to-end encryption and zero-access encryption ensure only you can see your emails. Not even Proton can view the content of your emails and attachments.

No more trackers in your inbox

Email trackers tell senders and advertisers what you read and click on, and can follow you around the web.

Proton Mail protects you from these digital spies and prevents companies from monitoring you.

Ad free,
always free

Proton Mail is a free and secure email service that's powered by our community, not surveillance capitalism. Our free plan is supported by paid subscriptions that offer extra features and storage.

Highest standards
of privacy

Proton is incorporated and headquartered in Switzerland, meaning your data is protected by some of the world's strictest privacy laws.

Switch to Proton Mail in one click

With Easy Switch, you can quickly migrate from any email provider to Proton Mail. Import your emails, labels, contacts, and calendars to Proton Mail and set up automatic forwarding to receive future emails in your new encrypted inbox.

Open source and independently audited

All Proton services are open source and independently audited for security. We also maintain open-source encryption libraries used by millions of people around the world.

The standard for email privacy

From newsrooms, activists, and international organizations to academics, Nobel Prize winners, and movie characters, Proton Mail is the trusted choice for secure and private communication.

Join over 100 million people worldwide who believe their online privacy is worth protecting.

Your favorite features, plus privacy

Safe from spam and phishing

PhishGuard blocks known phishing attempts and lets you know if an email is suspicious. Link confirmation ensures you never fall for malicious websites.

Password protection

Set passwords and expiration dates for your emails to securely send confidential information to your contacts, even if they don't have Proton Mail.

Hide-my-email aliases

Create aliases when you sign up for new websites.
By hiding your real email address, you can prevent phishing attacks and reduce spam.

Schedule, undo, or snooze emails

Schedule emails to send at a convenient time for your recipient, snooze incoming emails to read later, and undo sends to make last-minute fixes.

Available on all platforms

Enjoy the ease and security of Proton Mail on all your devices with our open-source apps for web, desktop, Android, and iPhone.

1-click unsubscribe

With one click, unsubscribe from mailing lists and keep your inbox clutter-free.

Keep your communications private

Choose an email that is secure and private by default.

An easy alternative

We provide easy-to-use alternatives to Big Tech services and their surveillance business models. With Proton, your data is protected, not exploited.

Join Proton and take control of your data with our encrypted email, calendar, file storage, VPN, and password manager.

Secure your business

In addition to protecting millions of individuals, Proton secures more than 50,000 businesses, including some of the world’s largest public and private organizations.

Learn how Proton can secure your vital business data and help you comply with data protection and privacy laws.

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Our story begins at CERN, where the web was born

Established in 2014 by by scientists who met at CERN and guided by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, we are at the forefront of the privacy movement.
We use our resources to advocate for online privacy rights, engage with policymakers, and support global activists and organizations dedicated to privacy, press freedom, and information access.

Read about our impact

Built by the community, for the community

Proton Mail was created with the support of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and built with community input. To this day, paid subscriptions are our only source of revenue, which means your privacy is our top priority.
By choosing Proton, you join a movement of millions of volunteers, contributors, and users creating an internet that puts people before profits.

Read about our community