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Gmail emails can now be synced to Proton Mail

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Proton Mail has announced an auto-forwarding feature that’ll allow people to forward their emails from Gmail to Proton Mail, including past and future emails. Imported emails will also benefit from Proton Mail’s tracking protection and encryption.

With the auto-forwarding tool, people will be able to sync their existing emails in Gmail to Proton Mail and also make sure that future emails that hit their Gmail are automatically forwarded to the new address.

The new feature builds upon their Easy Switch tool that allows people to transfer their emails, calendars and contacts from other email services.

According to Proton Mail, 85% of the people who switch to their encrypted email service using the Easy Switch tool do so from Gmail and the new feature will only make this switch easier.

Gmail is unarguably the most used email service worldwide with an estimated 2 billion monthly active users

“We want to make it as easy as possible to leave Google behind, and give people the peace of mind that all their future emails can be rerouted to a secure service where no one can access their data, not even Proton Mail, said Andy Yen, Founder and CEO, Proton Mail.

Any data, including emails, contacts and calendars, forwarded to Proton Mail are automatically encrypted as soon as they are delivered to the new address. The feature is aimed at allowing people to check out Proton Mail’s privacy and security offerings without leaving the comfort of their current mailbox.

“With the new auto-forwarding features, it is now possible to transition from Gmail to Proton Mail in a click, and make the switch to a more private alternative that does not abuse your data.”

Proton has been making quite a few changes over the past few months. On Wednesday, Proton VPN announced an upgrade with the NetShield Privacy Panel that blocks ads, malware, and trackers on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

Last month, Proton Calendar was updated with end-to-end encrypted sharing that allows people across Proton to share calendars while maintaining encryption.

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