Question: Do You Have To Pay For ProtonMail?

Basic ProtonMail plans are always free, and we support the free plans through donations and paid plans.

You can upgrade or downgrade your account at any time through the Dashboard within your Settings.

What does ProtonMail cost?

Protonmail Pricing

ProtonMail FreeFree
ProtonMail Plus$5 per month$4 a month if paid yearly billed as $48 per year
ProtonMail Visionary$30 per month$24 a month if paid yearly billed as $288 per year

How is ProtonMail free?

ProtonMail is a free email service for the public good. You can help support online privacy by selecting a paid account. Your contribution helps us support more users and continue to develop ProtonMail as free and open source software.

How do I pay for ProtonMail?

To use Bitcoin as a payment option, you must first have an existing ProtonMail account. If you do not have a ProtonMail account and you want to pay with Bitcoin, create a free account first at Then follow the instructions here.

Can ProtonMail be traced?

Protonmail appears to be available to run over Tor. Using tor would make it extremely difficult, but not impossible to trace. According to the company, even they don’t have the ability to decrypt your mail which is sent to other protonmail users, so it would be useless even if given to police.