Proton introduced a desktop solution for Windows and macOS that includes Proton Mail and Proton Calendar

Proton introduced a desktop solution for Windows and macOS that includes Proton Mail and Proton Calendar

Proton has released a desktop version of the app for Windows and MacOS that provides access to Proton Mail and Proton Calendar. The solution will allow users to view e-mails offline.

The desktop application is currently in beta. The service provides end-to-end encryption of sent e-mails, just like the browser version.

Offline e-mail can be accessed using a desktop e-mail application. To set up accounts to work with other IMAP and SMTP mail clients, including Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, and others, you need to use the Proton Mail Bridge.

Users will still need Internet access to send and encrypt email in Proton. You can view and compose emails in offline mode.

Emails and email drafts will be stored locally when the user is offline from the desktop app, Proton Mail product manager David Dudok de Wit shared. A limited number of read and unread emails will be available to users in offline mode.

Dudok de Wit recommends that users regularly log out and clear the app’s cache for added security. He added that the company is working on adding additional security features to protect mailboxes.

Proton provides paid users with encrypted automatic forwarding in both the desktop and browser versions, but forwarding encryption is only used when sending emails to other Proton users. To activate the transfer, users must give their consent, Dudok de Wit emphasized.

Currently, the desktop version of the service is available to a limited number of users. The public release of the program will take place in early 2024.

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