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  1. catch-all support for custom domains

    With the addition of custom domain support, I really would love the option to have a catch-all email address, as I've been using that feature a LOT on my current/previous hoster.

    I vastly prefer that over the account+alias@protonmail.com feature, as using that would require me to change all the places where I used all those other email addresses.

    2,520 votes
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    • Protonmail is too expensive. Offer the option to buy features for life

      I find paying 4 euros per month too expensive.
      I would suggest adding the possibility to buy more features like adding more addresses, more filters rules or more GB for life.

      670 votes
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      • Publish Android app to F-Droid and remove reliance on Google Apps/services

        With the emphasis on security, it'd be great if you could put the Android app under a free license and place it in the F-Droid repository (https://f-droid.org/) so that we don't need to use Google Apps/Services to install and run the Protonmail app.

        I've noticed that the beta version asks for Google Services, but doesn't seem to need it to function. It'd be nice if you can remove this message/requirement.

        662 votes
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        • 4096 bit RSA keys instead of 2048 bit

          Currently, 2048 bit PGP keys are used to encrypt emails. While this is secure now, it won't be in the future. 1024 bit keys are already considered within the range of being breakable. Someday, probably within the next 10 years as technology advances, 2048 bit keys will also become breakable. When this happens, adversaries will be able to decrypt everything. Some adversaries save encrypted copies of all messages, waiting for the day they'll be able to break keys so they can go back and decrypt messages from the past. Eventually 4096 bit keys will be broken too, but that would…

          511 votes
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          • No Data Retention, no logs, and more transparency.

            Things that should have been here.

            Protonmail needs to be more transparent in the same way as it is expressively transparent, when it says that its service is hosted in Switzerland.

            Why?

            There are things we should not ask to do as we do here on this list, ask for encrypted data where it should already have, major keys etc.

            These things should already be in place and not be something on demand.

            Protonmail has an easier to use interface, but that does not mean it's not as accurate in privacy as it should be.

            *E-mail traffic log: Messages sent…

            482 votes
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            • Own PGP keys

              Add ability to upload own PGP key (normal or e.g. RSA 4096 or ECC).

              309 votes
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              • Multi-User support for PLUS subscription

                I have a PLUS subscription with a custom domain for my 5 family members. I would like them to gain access to their email separately, but from what I understand this requires a visionary subscription. I would like to have this feature included in the PLUS subscription for up to 5 users (same number of users as email addresses).

                246 votes
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                • Stop using JAVascript for your new onion link. JavaScript undermines the anonymity of TOR

                  The name says it all really, stop using JavaScript for the onion site as it can completely undermine the security The Tor Project provides, I know for a fact there's a community that wouldn't use it due to that.

                  215 votes
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                  • BlackBerry 10 (Hub) integration

                    ProtonMail and BlackBerry would be the winning combination, how do we integrate them?,

                    198 votes
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                    • idea to stop fishing site

                      Add a new functionnality where in the settings you can edit a sentence that will be stored encrypted.
                      It will only be decrypted and shown to you after your enter your login password but BEFORE you enter the mailbox password.
                      This way if the network is compromised and you end up on a protonmail fishing site, you will only have given the login password and NOT the mailbox password.
                      This will be especially helpfull when a tor address will be made available.

                      168 votes
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                      • Alias Characters

                        I would like the ability to use different characters for alias separators. I have been using the '-' character instead of the '+' character on my custom domain for years.

                        150 votes
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                        • Labels are great, but...

                          I wish to make sub-labels like:
                          Shops
                          - Shop1
                          - Shop2
                          --Shop2.1

                          Any Mails who are marked as Shop2, is visible on Label "Shops" and in his own label "Shop2" and on the Topviews. But this mail should not be viewable if i Click Shop3.

                          For the future, the labels should matched with Oulook Categorys.
                          (Outlook for Protonmail with a plugin, who sync all datas between Client and Server encrypted? Also send and reciving mails.)

                          I wish to Sort the Labels by click on a second Button, By Name for all Toplabels and by Name all Sub-labels separately.
                          Why? I…

                          145 votes
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                          • Temporarily store 2-step verification

                            As it’s already (welcome) extra work to enter two passwords, could 2-step verification be implemented so that known devices would only need to be verified again every 30 days or so?

                            At the moment, with 2-step verification enabled, even a page reload triggers triple authentication, which makes the added security a poor experience.

                            104 votes
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                            • Text only (no-html) email as view and compose option

                              The HTML email is terrible to handle and most people cannot and will not receive HTML email.

                              Users should be able to select from their account settings, whether they want to receive and send (view and compose) all email as plain text or as HTML. Also the selection should also be available for message-to-message basis.

                              If plain text is selected, the HTML-email should be stripped smartly, ie. quoted text should be inline as
                              > Old email here
                              > blaah blaah blaah
                              and orcourse each line should break at the 60 letters as per standard on plain text email.

                              The current…

                              80 votes
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                              • View Message Source / Show Headers BEFORE Opening Email

                                I understand it is possible to view the source headers of an email in Protonmail. The issue with the current method is that one can't view said headers without opening said email. It is believed by some to be a better option to view message source headers BEFORE opening said email in order to decide whether or not to open it in the first place.

                                Please either change current methodology, or add view message source to the 'more' tag above the inbox view, or create its own icon (microscope?) to appear beside the other icons and the more dropdown.

                                PS…

                                75 votes
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                                • Show the first lines of the Body in Conversation View

                                  Conversation view should display the first lines of the body to be useful.

                                  When you have more than 3-4 emails in the same conversation, it becomes really hard to find anything inside. The more you have, the more useless becomes conversation view, when it should be the opposite. It should be useful when you have 20 or 30 (or more) replies on the same subject/conversation.

                                  Gmail shows the first words of the body of the message between the sender and the date, and that makes all the difference.

                                  On a many-email conversation you can have a look and scroll down…

                                  75 votes
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                                  • default setting for expiration time on emails

                                    It's simple - you already have a way to set an email to another protonmail account to expire after X hours - I just want a way to make emails have an expiration time *by default*.

                                    I find myself always setting the expiration time, but every now and again I'll forget. Life would be easier if I could set a default time. Should be easy enough to just include it as a setting in the interface :)

                                    75 votes
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                                    • iPad iOS Version rather than stretched iPhone version please.

                                      Please make an iOS version that works for the iPad. The current iOS is the same resolution for the iPhone stretched out that has a cumbersome keyboard that stretches across the whole email view. The view can be a lot more effective and incorporate a higher resolution on the iPad. Effectively the app looks terrible and doesn't utilise the possibilities of an iPad Screen.

                                      74 votes
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                                      • Option to permanently delete (unlink) aliases from ProtonMail account.

                                        To protect ProtonMail user privacy and anonymity, we need an option to permanently unlink (delete) aliases from ProtonMail accounts.

                                        Address counter can stay incremented, but the deleted identity (alias) should not be linked to the main account any more. Unlinked e-mail address should stay permanently disabled to prevent address recycling.

                                        A 7, 14 or 30 day deletion waiting time can be implemented to prevent spammers from abusing ProtonMail aliases.

                                        62 votes
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                                        • Family paid accounts

                                          Introduce a family paid plan, I think it would be very handy for many people

                                          52 votes
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