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February 26, 2023

Migrating from GMAIL to PROTONMAIL

By NickLitten

February 26, 2023

gmail, email, PROTON

Goodbye Google, Hello Proton

I’ve used Google Mail for years and years. I like it.

But in now it’s time to move to something new. Something more secure. Something that doesnt read my emails and sell my information.

Welcome to Protonmail

Proton Mail is the world’s largest secure email service. It offers end-to-end encryption and lots of other great security features to keep your communications private. Even the company hosting your emails has no way of reading them, so you can rest assured that they can’t be read by third parties either.

I’ve already done lots of research on email providers that offer gmail similar features but with privacy.

Whether you’re an occasional user concerned about privacy or a busy professional demanding the highest levels of security and reliability, Proton Mail has a plan for each of us.

There are several plans available:

You can install the protonmail free plan – but I’m diving in with the protonmail PLUS plan – if I like this after a few weeks I will upgrade to Unlimited.

Migrating from gmail to protonmail 1

Let’s start with the basic setup screens:

Migrating from gmail to protonmail

So let’s follow the prompts and get this bad boy configured:

Migrating from gmail to protonmail

How do we want this to look?

I’m sticking with the default purplish layout:

Migrating from gmail to protonmail
Migrating from gmail to protonmail

Once you’ve decided what you name is, it’s time to import the old emails, contacts and calendar details from your previous email host:

So while the import is running I realised you can just click the close window and the import continues to run in the background:

Migrating from gmail to protonmail 2

This takes us into Protonmail and my first impression is “this kind of looks like gmail!”

Protonmail screen layout

So… I’m going to leave this importing and come back tomorrow to record PROTONMAIL REVIEW video…

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