Allow login username to be different from email and aliases
You can effectively make your login username a barrier from even giving hackers a starting point to get into your account. Since with this feature they would need to know your username first. This should squash any determine hacker and allow great protection to long term protonmail accounts for years to come. Thoughts of "working on hacking this account may take time" is diminished wouldnt ya say?
Michael Miltenburg commented
Yes this would be nice. Also separate protonvpn account from protonmail account so I can let my roomate use my vpn without giving him access to my email.
Please add this feature!
In addition, existing users should be able to change their username since it wouldn't be tied to an email address anymore.
This feature is currently available on Outlook.com and I find it very useful. It would be win-win update for ProtonMail and its customers: it should reduce the volume of hacking attempts.
This seems like an excellent measure as it denies an attacker a meaningful starting point.
Fantastic idea. Such basic opsec should be so obvious but we're all trained monkeys on GMail these days.