Swiss email provider ProtonMail is now making a new domain available to its users, proton.me. According to Proton, a shorter domain name was one of the most requested features of the company’s 2022 survey, and it’s finally here.
Existing ProtonMail users can activate a free proton.me address in the coming days as the update rolls out. The company is also reserving proton.me addresses associated with usernames until April 30 to allow users to register the new address before it’s openly available to claim.
Existing ProtonMail addresses will continue to work and register the proton.me address will not count towards the address limit. This is not the only short domain Proton has, though. It’s even shorter pm.me domain is available to paid accounts for use.
A convenient change
Before this, ProtonMail’s free users were stuck using the @protonmail.com, which can often get a bit handful when writing down email addresses. As mentioned above, paid users had access to a shorter pm.me domain; however, since the new domain is available for everyone to use, it’ll certainly make life easier for a lot of people.
The new address can be activated by logging into ProtonMail and registering it under Identities and addresses settings. Here’s how.
Step 1: Log in to your ProtonMail account. Click Settings, followed by Go to Settings.
Step 2: Head over to Identity and addresses.
Step 3: You should see a @proton.me section. Click the button underneath to activate your new address. It might not be available in your region just yet, so don’t worry; just check back later if you don’t see the option.
You can also set it as the default address for sending and receiving emails.
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