Protonmail Login | Protonmail: Protonmail Login, Protonmail is run by Proton Technologies AG, a company based in the Canton of Geneva, and its servers are located at two locations in Switzerland, outside of US and EU jurisdiction. The company also operates ProtonVPN, a VPN service. ProtonMail received initial funding through a crowdfunding campaign. Although the default account setup is free, the service is sustained by optional paid services. As of January 2017, ProtonMail had over 2 million users, and grew to over 5 million by September 2018 and over 10 million by the end of 2018. Initially invitation-only, ProtonMail opened up to the public in March 2016.
On 16 May 2014, ProtonMail entered into public beta. It was met with enough response that after three days they needed to temporarily suspend beta signups to expand server capacity. Two months later, ProtonMail received US$550,377 from 10,576 donors through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, while aiming for US$100,000. During the campaign, PayPal froze ProtonMail’s PayPal account, thereby preventing the withdrawal of US$251,721 worth of donations. PayPal stated that the account was frozen due to doubts of the legality of encryption, statements that opponents said were unfounded. The restrictions were lifted the following day.
On 18 March 2015, ProtonMail received US$2 million from Charles River Ventures and the Fondation Genevoise pour l’Innovation Technologique (Fongit). On 14 August 2015, ProtonMail released major version 2.0, which included a rewritten codebase for its web interface. The ProtonMail team simultaneously released the source code for the web interface under an open-source license. On 17 March 2016, ProtonMail released major version 3.0, which saw the official launch of ProtonMail out of beta. With a new interface for the web client, version 3.0 also included the public launch of ProtonMail’s iOS and Android beta applications.
On 19 January 2017, ProtonMail announced support through Tor, at the hidden service address protonirockerxow.onion. On 21 November 2017, ProtonMail introduced ProtonMail Contacts, a zero-access encryption contacts manager. ProtonMail Contacts also utilizes digital signatures to verify the integrity of contacts data. On 6 December 2017, ProtonMail launched ProtonMail Bridge, an application that provides end-to-end email encryption to any desktop client that supports IMAP and SMTP, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple Mail, for Windows and MacOS. On 25 July 2018, ProtonMail introduced address verification and PGP support, making ProtonMail interoperable with other PGP clients. On 30 October 2019, ProtonMail open sourced its iOS app, releasing the code on GitHub and publishing its audit results by SEC consulting. On December 2019, ProtonMail launched “ProtonCalendar”, a fully encrypted calendar. On 15 April 2020, ProtonMail open sourced the ProtonMail Bridge app, releasing the code on GitHub and publishing its audit results by SEC consulting. Subsequently, on 23 April 2020, ProtonMail also open sourced its Android app. The code for Android is released on GitHub and published its audit results by SEC consulting.