Encryption and keys

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    Security requirements and recommendations for OpenPGP keys

    To keep your messages safe, Proton Mail will not allow you to import weak keys or keys that have not been standardized for use with OpenPGP.

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    How to upload your backup private keys

    Key import allows you to add existing PGP keys to one of your Proton Mail addresses or restore backed-up keys if you lose your password.

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    How to create new encryption keys

    Proton Mail allows you to choose which kind of encryption keys to use for your accounts. Learn how to change your encryption keys.

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    Key management

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    How to download your public and private keys

    Learn how to download your encryption keys from Proton Mail to send PGP-encrypted emails to non-Proton Mail users or use another PGP client.

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    How is the private key stored?

    Proton Mail private key is stored encrypted on your browser using your mailbox password. Learn more about your private key.

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