In today’s world of rising cyberattacks, security measures have become an essential part of our digital lives. ProtonMail is one of those companies that aims to provide secure communication using its encrypted email service.
But apart from security, ease of usage and access to these services also matter. Not every user always has an internet connection to check the recent emails or retrieve messages via their native OS email clients. Hence, ProtonMail has launched a desktop application, Bridge, to access all messages directly from local email clients.
ProtonMail Bridge: End-to-End Encrypted Email
ProtonMail Bridge is a desktop application that allows you to integrate your ProtonMail account with any desktop email app. After integration, you can perform a full-text search, retrieve and back up all your ProtonMail messages.
Even though ProtonMail Bridge is currently in beta testing, it is highly optimized for most popular email clients — for instance, Thunderbird on Linux, Apple Mail on macOS and Microsoft Outlook on Windows. However, you can use other email clients as well.
For future releases, you’ll also be able to read and edit your emails in offline mode for both web and mobile applications. But before using the bridge, you also need to make sure your desktop email client supports the IMAP/SMTP protocols.
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How To Integrate ProtonMail Bridge To Email Client?
The integration process of Bridge involves three steps — Downloading Bridge, adding an account to Bridge and configuring an email client.
Click on the link given below to download the Bridge for your respective operating system.
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Next, follow the instructions to add your ProtonMail account to ProtonMail Bridge from here.
Once you complete the above two steps, you will now need to configure your email client. You can follow the official guide given here to set up for your respective email client.