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  1. 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…

    2,111 votes
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    • Being able to create custom folders

      You seem to believe that the ability to add folders is "Completed" by telling people to use labels. Color labels just don't cut it.

      All the emails will still reside in my inbox or archive. Every other internet email service offers the option to create custom folders, why not Protonmail? This issue has come up again and again from the start.

      1,594 votes
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      • *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,…

        827 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.

          514 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.

            399 votes
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            • iphone app

              iPhone APP

              357 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.

                335 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.

                  323 votes
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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…

                    279 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

                      275 votes
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                      • Dark theme would be ideal.

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

                        261 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.

                          249 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.

                            222 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.

                              216 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…

                                215 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…

                                  191 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.

                                    183 votes
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                                    • Wrong password limit

                                      I suggest to add incorrect password limits.

                                      a) For IP - eg. 5 incorrect passwords in 20 minuts from one IP will block logging in to ANY account from that IP for eg. 30 minutes.
                                      b) For account (configurable in account settings) - X incorrect passwords in Y minutes/hours will block logging in from ANY IP not added to whitelist (in account settings) for Z minutes/hours and send notification to recovery email.

                                      c) After successful login show warning if there were any login attemps (invalid password).

                                      162 votes
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                                      • Mobile app for Windows (UWP)

                                        Strange logic: unkile Android and iOS the most protected mobile OS (Windows Phone/ Windows 10 Mobile) still don't have app of the most protected email-service. Also it would be great to make this app universal (UWP).

                                        159 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?

                                          152 votes
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