How to import and export emails

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Migration guides

Proton offers several options to import and export your emails. 

Easy Switch

Our Easy Switch tool makes it easy to migrate your emails and contacts from your old email service to Proton Mail. Easy Switch is available to everyone with a Proton Mail account.

To import your emails and contacts using Easy Switch, log in to window) and go to Settings → All settings → Account → Import via Easy Switch → Start new import and select the service you wish to import from.

Import via Easy Switch

Learn more about how to migrate to Proton using Easy Switch(new window)

Proton Mail Export Tool

We offer a command-line tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux that allows you to export all your emails as EML files, and their metadata as JSON files. EML messages can then be imported into any email client. For example, Thunderbird or Outlook.

Learn how to use the Proton Mail Export Tool

Export individual emails

Everyone with a Proton Mail account can download individual emails. 

1. Log in to window) and open the email you want to save.

2. Click on the More down arrow button and select Export from the dropdown menu.

How to export your email

3. Choose a location to save the email on your device.

4. Click on Save.

Proton Mail Bridge

Proton Mail Bridge is an open-source application that allows you to fully integrate your Proton Mail account with any program that supports IMAP and SMTP. This includes Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple Mail. 

It is available to anyone with a paid Proton Mail plan.

Learn more about Proton Mail Bridge(new window)

Proton Mail Bridge downloads all your emails to your email client, where they are stored locally. If you wish, you can export them further using your email client’s built-in Export function. Instructions for doing this are available for:

Proton Mail Bridge

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