ProtonMail Launches Email Encryption Tool

ProtonMail, the Switzerland-based email service firm, has introduced the ProtonMail Bridge, a platform to support encrypted email on Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird and Apple Mail.

The firm claims that this product eliminates the need for end-user retraining, and the installation of plugins or extensions.

ProtonMail co-founder Andy Yen argues that “this means email encryption is no longer limited to just the tech savvy and advanced users.”

The ProtonMail Bridge facilitates encryption and decryption in a middleware between email servers and the user’s email client, the firm says.

The service also allows the full-text search of encrypted messages, the company says.  

ProtonMail contends that this form of encrypted email is replacing legacy email.

 

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