Enhance Email Privacy With ProtonMail

We all know that email is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, but did you know that it can also be a great way to keep your personal information private? That’s where Proton Mail comes in.

Proton Mail is a secure email service that offers email privacy by encrypting all email messages between Proton Mail users. This means that your email messages are protected from prying eyes.

It offers various features like sending time-expiring messages, custom filters, Short Domain, Two-Password Mode, and more.

Besides these features, Proton Mail also has tracking and remote image protection. It removes known email trackers every time you receive an email, and pre-loads other remote images on your behalf using a proxy server thereby hiding your personal information and the exact time you opened the email.

Here is where to look for these settings:

Login to Proton Mail and click on the Settings icon from the top right.

accessing protonmail settings

From the left side, scroll down and click on Email privacy.

protonmail email privacy

There will be two options listed:

email privacy features in protonmail

  • Auto show remote images
  • Block remote tracking

Auto show remote images: Toggling this off will block any images that are contained in the emails.

when auto show images is turned off in protonmail

When auto show images is turned off in ProtonMail

Block remote tracking: As Proton Mail automatically blocks tracker, you can see the number of trackers by clicking on the count icon at the top of the message.

email trackers are blocked automatically

Email trackers are blocked automatically

This will display the name and URL of blocked trackers. Pretty good.

details of blocked email trackers in ProtonMail

Overall, Proton Mail enhances email privacy considerably with these features.

Happy emailing.

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