How to automatically forward Gmail to your Proton Mail

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If you’re switching from Gmail to Proton Mail, you may still receive new emails sent to your old Gmail address. 

To make switching easier, you can set up automatic forwarding of your Gmail messages to your Proton Mail inbox in just a few clicks. This lets you get all your messages in one secure place. 

Proton Mail will remove trackers from your Gmail messages and protect them with zero-access encryption.

How to set up automatic Gmail forwarding
How to stop automatic Gmail forwarding
Automatic Gmail forwarding FAQs

How to set up automatic Gmail forwarding

  1. In the Proton Mail web app, click Settings → All settings → Import via Easy Switch.
  2. Click Set up auto-forwarding from Gmail.

Set up auto-forwarding from Gmail option in the Import via Easy Switch section.

  1. This will bring up a pop-up window where you can log in to the Google Account from which you would like to set up forwarding. Enter your Gmail address and password. 

Sign in with Google window to log in to the Google Account you would like to forward to Proton

  1. Check all the boxes in Google’s permission window, and click Continue.

Google's permission screen showing the box you need to check and Continue button
  1. You’ll see a message in Proton Mail confirming that forwarding will start.

On-screen message saying forwarding will start soon

How to stop automatic Gmail forwarding

  1. In the Proton Mail web app, click Settings → All settings → Import via Easy Switch.
  2. In the History section, click Delete forward next to the forwarding you would like to stop.

  1. Click the Remove button to confirm your choice.
Remove forward button to confirm that you want to stop forwarding Gmail to your Proton Mail account


Forwarding doesn’t seem to work anymore 

If forwarding is paused, we’ll notify you via email. This can happen for a few reasons. For example, you may have accidentally removed permissions for Proton in your Google Account.

To resume the automatic forwarding of your emails:

  1. Sign in to your Proton Account at
  2. Click Settings → All settingsImport via Easy Switch.
  3. Scroll down to the History section.
  4. Click Resume under Actions on the automatic forwarding that was paused.

Automatic Gmail forwarding FAQs

Are my Gmail messages encrypted when they’re forwarded to Proton Mail?

Your Gmail messages are encrypted when they arrive on our servers using zero-access encryption, just like your other emails.

Will spam be forwarded?

No, messages that land in your Gmail spam folder should not be forwarded to Proton Mail.

But sometimes Gmail flags messages as spam after you receive them in your inbox. In that case, they could be forwarded to Proton Mail.

What happens if I delete or archive a Gmail message in Proton Mail?

Actions taken on forwarded messages in your Proton Mail inbox won’t apply to your Gmail inbox.

Can I prevent receiving notifications for forwarded emails?

By default, you’ll be notified of all new incoming emails, including those from Gmail. You can set up a filter to put Gmail emails in a separate folder and disable notifications for this folder.

Learn how to use inbox filters

Can I block senders or use filters on forwarded emails?

Yes, you can use the same features as you would with your regular Proton Mail emails.

Does Google have access to my Proton Mail address?

Setting up email forwarding won’t reveal your Proton Mail address to Gmail. Google will only know that you used a Proton app to connect to your Google Account. Google doesn’t know where the emails are actually forwarded.

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