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  1. *Unlimited* Disposable Email Aliases

    Startmail explains it perfectly. They offer unlimited disposable aliases, which expire within a given amount of time. They also offer custom aliases which can be saved and used indefinitely.

    It is the disposable alias which will help protect privacy, when submiting an email to an untrusted recipient. After all, how much privacy do we have if our fixed emails become the foundation for building and selling our marketing profiles, just as is done by gmail. We limit personal activity virtual trails by disposing of aliases for casual uses. But, unlike custom aliases, which build on our identifiable original email address,…

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    • Encryption of all metadata

      If Protonmail is to be serious about privacy, I don't understand why all metadata isn't kept solely in encrypted form. I just signed up for Scryptmail and any data is kept in encrypted form, unreadable for any third party.

      I don't see why it would be necessary to keep for instance the senders or subject titles in encrypted form when Protonmail doesn't support POP3 or IMAP.

      The problem is that otherwise e-mail is inherently insecure, because if for instance a governmental entity wants to see your account, while they won't have access to the content of your e-mails, they can…

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        We have given this quite a bit of thought, but at the present moment, it is not clear the advantages would outweigh the disadvantages.

        The biggest problem is search. Encrypting all metadata would break metadata search entirely on the web client as there is still no efficient way to handle search of encrypted data within a browser.

        Secondly, metadata encryption’s value from a privacy standpoint is also somewhat dubious. Because we ultimately must deliver the message to the recipient, we must know who the recipient is. At the current time, there still isn’t any proven and viable way to work around this.

        Metadata encryption is an area of continued research for us, and when the opportunity arises and the technology for doing this matures, we will definitely implement it in ProtonMail.

      • Dark theme would be ideal.

        Dark themes would be ideal and it would be easier on the eyes.

        2,156 votes
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        • When sending/reading an email show if the email was sent/received securely

          Gmail has this feature where we can see if it's secure or not.

          1,442 votes
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          • Contact Groups

            We need to be able to group contacts, with the option to send mail to specific groups. The ability to add a group to the TO: field is a must as well, there is no way to add multiple contacts at the moment. This is a necessary feature that I have seen in every email service I have used.

            497 votes
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            • Provide multi lingual versions

              Provide the ProtonMail Service in further major European languages such as German, French, Spanish, Italian. That could improve the acceptance and increase the number of users.

              358 votes
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              • iphone app

                iPhone APP

                357 votes
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                • Support DASH payments for donations and other stuff

                  Hi,
                  I would like to pay with dash. It is the only cryptocurrency with instant payments. They are having lot of inovations implemented and lot of things will be in near future.

                  Please alow us using the most decentralized currency for payments for donations and other stuff on protonmail service.

                  345 votes
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                  • Multiple accounts login support in Android

                    Just like in Gmail I would like to login to multiple accounts in my Android (don't know about the iOS app since I've never tried it) at the same time

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                    • Informing ProtonMail users about potentially unsafe messages

                      Hi,

                      I would like to see this feature added to ProtonMail.

                      When a ProtonMail user sends email to other email service or receives email from other email service, then ProtonMail will indicate / highlight...
                      a) When a received message was not encrypted (TLS)
                      b) When composing a message to a recipient whose email service doesn't support TLS encryption, or when the sender’s domain couldn't be authenticated. An indicator before sending a message to a service that doesn't support TLS encryption

                      This will be useful, as the user can find out if email (sent / received) is encrypted in transit when…

                      298 votes
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                      • Send email delay

                        Implement a 'send email delay' when you press Send button it does not send email immediately, just with a slight 5 to 10 second delay, or ability to cancel sending an email after I press Send button.
                        Just like Google has in its Gmail.

                        278 votes
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                        • Log out all devices

                          a button that you can LOG OUT of all devices ( e.g.computers and phones)
                          If a computer have been compromised of a mobile device lost or stolen.
                          For peace of mind so you know all entry to your e-mail has been blocked.

                          251 votes
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                          • Chrome / Firefox add-on

                            Even the mailbox encrypted, it is possible to subvert the code in your servers - or force ProtonMail to subvert it by court order - to capture users mailbox password and therefore gain access to emails. This is exactly how the HushMail got "busted" some time ago, feeding a specified user a subverted code, that captured the users password to them!

                            Systems like BlockChain Wallet use browser add-ons to prevent this from happening. Ever. Since the add-on is used to handle ALL communications from and to the servers, and it decrypts the content from the servers, it does not matter…

                            236 votes
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                            • Calender

                              Within email systems, the requirement for a calender is high on the list of "must have's". The ability to encrypt your email should go hand in hand with a diary/calender/task system which will be tied in with your mail box and allow for interaction between all features.

                              232 votes
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                              • Android APK Download

                                English:
                                I'm using ProtonMail due to security concerns, and therefore I do not have Google Services installed on my device.

                                Please provide the ProtonMail Android APK as direct download on your homepage.

                                Deutsch:
                                Aus Privatsphäregründen nutze ich ProtonMail und habe deshalb auch keine Google Services auf meinem Gerät installiert.

                                Bitte stellt die Protonmail Android APK auch als direkten Download auf eurer Website bereit.

                                230 votes
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                                • ios share

                                  Add ability to share to ProtonMail in iOS.

                                  228 votes
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                                  • snooze and send later

                                    in gmail some extensions let you snooze a received email (it comes back to inbox at a certain date), or send it later (it creates an outbox folder or label). would you include that?

                                    216 votes
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                                    • Allow the attachment of a PGP-Public Key to the Address Book entry

                                      With the shutdown of Lavaboom, ProtonMail becomes a prime contender for easy-to-use encrypted email. However, there are always going to be those who don't use it and instead would prefer to use PGP.

                                      Unfortunately, many people will not wish to use ProtonMail's encrypted email - which immediately becomes a barrier to its usage. ProtonMail could benefit from allowing external emails to be sent using PGP.

                                      This could be simple - first, allow users to attach a PGP key to an address book entry of an external email address. Then, when an email is being sent externally from ProtonMail to someone…

                                      206 votes
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                                      • "Keep me logged in" option

                                        I really like ProtonMail and use it as my primary mailing service. But one of the most tedious things about it is having to enter the two passwords every time i want to check my e-mail.

                                        ProtonMail keeps logging me out after a few seconds/minutes of closing its tab, so i now have to keep a tab open in order to continuously check my e-mail. Furthermore, i'm using long passwords (in conjunction with Keepass) for more security, so it's not easy to type my passwords every few minutes.

                                        I use ProtonMail on my desktop home computer, so there's no danger…

                                        203 votes
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                                        • Add option to save the user agent on the history logs

                                          Please add an option to optionally display and save the user agent used to access protonmail on the logs history

                                          178 votes
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