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ProtonMail Security on Apple Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird with End-to-End Encryption

ProtonMail security has always been exemplary. This is especially true with ProtonMail Bridge, an end-to-end encryption tool. The company has now brought this feature to Apple Mail, Outlook, and Thunderbird. Here’s how it will benefit your email security in general.

ProtonMail security with Bridge

After you have downloaded and installed the ProtonMail Bridge app, it operates as a local email server. Bridge will communicate directly with the encrypted ProtonMail servers through its own API. This makes it so no one, not even ProtonMail, can access your emails except you and the person that you are sending the emails to.

This means that your emails enjoy end-to-end encryption on:

  • Apple Mail
  • Outlook
  • Thunderbird

There are many reasons why you would want end-to-end encryption on your emails:

  • You are a remote worker who needs increased privacy
  • During communications with your lawyer
  • When speaking to your doctor
  • Communicating with family members
  • Because you feel like it

Your private communications are just that: yours. This is what encryption does, and it is why I recommend that you use a VPN to encrypt every single thing that you do online, not just your email.

ProtonMail security comes to everyone

There were a number of third-party solutions (which we have looked at before) which allow you to have this sort of encryption. With ProtonMail Bridge, this is the first time that you are able to enjoy this kind of email encryption without altering your behavior. You don’t have to worry about:

  • Plug-ins
  • Managing public keys
  • Changing how you receive or send email

ProtonMail Bridge simply runs in the background while you continue emailing as normal.

All you have to do is install it and enjoy ProtonMail security on a variety of email services. Not only are you going to enjoy encryption while the email is being stored but also while it is being transported. Taking care of this, and doing some basic passwords security with a password management tool, will vastly increase your email security and online security in general.

ProtonMail even chose a smart country where it can operate from:

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