ElectronMail - ProtonMail Desktop App For Free Users


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Jan 14, 2021
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If you are a fan of secure, open-source emails, you should probably know about ProtonMail, which is a secure email based in Switzerland. The problem is, if you are a free user, you cannot stay login into your browser. Therefore, you might check the inbox less often.
ElectronMail desktop app solves this problem. With the ElectronMail app, you can stay login and check your Proton Mail inbox more often. Below is the screenshot how this app looks like (click on the image to enlarge):

The Image above is from the EletronMail Github page. Credit to the author.
You can download the installation file from the ElectronMail Github page below. Available in these formats and more: .deb, .appimage:
You can also install from the GNOME Software Center if you are using Ubuntu.
  • This is a cross-platform app. You can check out the Github page above for more installation options.
  • You can stay logged in to as many ProtonMail accounts as you want.
  • Choose from a dark or light theme for the ElectronMail app.
  • You can adjust the settings of your ProtonMail inbox from this app, including the color theme, password, security settings, and more.
Add a ProtonMail account into the app

Choose from the list of themes

Review about ElectronMail on Reddit here:
About ProtonMail:
ProtonMail is a private, secure, open-source email provider from Switzerland. ProtonMail uses client-side encryption to protect email content and user data before they are sent to ProtonMail servers, unlike other common email providers such as Gmail and Outlook.com. Your data is protected by Swiss strict privacy laws.
Home page and sign up here:
More info about ProtonMail, their team, and security features:
Tip to use ProtonMail: Use a passphrase, not a password.
Use a passphrase instead of a password for your ProtonMail account. A passphrase is much easier to memorize and much hard to crack.
Examples of good, memorable passphrases are funny jokes made by your offline friends years ago, or anything you read offline in books, magazines. To make it more secure, you can add symbols in the passphrase.
You can also use this Bitwarden tool and select "passphrase" instead of "password". If that tool shows you passphrase takes centuries to crack, it should be fine.

After all that, it is recommended that you save the passphrase in a password manager or at least write on paper.
Most websites still do not accept long passwords or passphrases. That's why a password manager is still relevant. This video explains in details the security of passphrase vs password:
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Nice. Too bad it isn't available for arm/arm64
ProtonMail is a private, secure, open-source email provider from Switzerland.
Hi, i just thought to respond to your claim of Protonmail being private as that is incorrect.
Protonmail can be private, yet dependant on numerous factors being meet yet is most defiantly not private and a blanket statement like that could easily be misleading to newbies for example.
If you pay for protonmail from any of your real identity bank account or payapl for example then its not private.
Same goes regarding user activities, so if a free protonmail user emails someone on gmail and that said gmail user adds said protonmail user to their address book by personal name then again the said protonmail user would not be private.
There are loads of examples why and how protonmail is not private and shouldnt be claimed to be.

Please note that this does not mean that Protonmail can not be used in such a way that it can become private as it sure can become private, but this is mainly down to user setup and activities rather than protonmail its self.
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