Mr. Robot's email service of choice just expanded its support for a handful of popular email clients. ProtonMail just introduced to new tool, called ProtonMail Bridge, that could expand its relatively niche appeal to more mainstream users who are not yet comfortable with giving up their email client habits.
ProtonMail, built around the encryption standard known as PGP ( Pretty Good Privacy), previously required users to use their own apps or webmail service. Now, users loyal to common mail clients Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook or anything that supports IMAP and SMTP can run ProtonMail Bridge in the background to enable ProtonMail account to play nice with one of those newly supported clients.
The process maintains the core offerings of ProtonMail: end-to-end encryption, meaning that only to sender and receiver can view an email, and zero-access encryption, meaning that the email provider can not see your emails even if it was wanted to. [1
ProtonMail notes that Bridge users will enjoy some added convenience, including the ability to full body text searches and to manage multiple accounts While ProtonMail is a useful if not encrypted email client, the company reminds users, as always, that encrypted email will not save you if anyone gains access to your device itself
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