Transitioning to PM (and generally speaking, to Proton For Everything) from Gmail, I was following the manual when I realised that PM wanted to replace my privately-owned, with mailbox service included, mail address.

What I’ve been doing for 15 years was hide a gmail adress behind my own domain name (quality of apps, quantity of storage, general user friendliness…); people would still see me as, but I had the convenience of that google service while writing"as" me@me.

It also offered me a layer of safety, since downtime does happen, and hopping to the poor roundcube webmail interface of my hosting company allowed me to keep business as usual. Believe it or not, google has failed more often than that regional service provider. lol.

Now to the question: Am I right to understand PM will dutifully catch all emails to, the DNS settings will kill my old-school IMAP mailbox to push them towards, and I will have to commit to trust Proton 99.95% (their current SLA for customers like me)?

Will I loose that last line of defense, Roundcube Webmail straight from my private provider?

Thanks is advance. For obvious reasons, I’m not on twitter, reddit & all that.

  • ReallyZenOP
    1 year ago

    Thanks! Am guessing you’re able to write as from then?

    The way gmail handle this is crude, but effective: you give it your hosting company’ provided mailbox details (address, port, username, PW) and it “impersonates” you.

    It is super-convenient since the login data is provided by the hosting company, you just fill out a setup form in gmail. And your OG mailbox is still right there, untouched unless needed.

    I stopped the transition process when I realised I didn’t know what I was doing, blindly adding custom entries in my DNS host setup… Well I guess going back is just deleting the custom entries I added for Proton, and restoring the original ones.