ProtonMail, a popular encrypted email provider has just launched a Tor Hidden Service to provide even more privacy to its users with end-to-end-encryption. Protonmail has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Fox News in the past. ProtonMail has gained massive popularity in the recent months, with users including journalists, activists and everyday people who advocate for personal privacy and security.
ProtonMail is a Switzerland-hosted email service protected by the strict Swiss privacy laws. Their service now provides email to over a million users with over ten thousand donors supporting the project. Founded by scientists from MIT and CERN scientists, their main goal was to help improve society. IP addresses are not logged, users can pay anonymously with Bitcoin and there is no personal information required — unlike Gmail, Live, and other email services.
With the influx of new privacy-driven users, the new Tor hidden service for ProtonMail “[routes] your traffic through the Tor network making it difficult for an adversary wiretapping your internet connection to know that you are using ProtonMail. Tor applies extra encryption layers on top of your connection, making it more difficult for an advanced attacker to perform a man-in-the-middle attack on your connection to us. Tor also makes your connections to ProtonMail anonymous as we will not be able to see the true IP address of your connection to ProtonMail.”
ProtonMail can now be accessed via Tor at the onion address: https://protonirockerxow.onion
For those who are unsure how to setup Tor for use with the service, you can see the setup instructions here.