By Agency Team / March 8, 2022, 11:45 a.m.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Setting Up 2FA on Your ProtonMail Account

Setting up Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on your ProtonMail account is the best way to prevent unauthorized access into your account. Email breaches are all too common and passwords alone aren’t able to keep you protected from savvy hackers. With 2FA in place, you’ll have an extra layer of security so that you have greater control over access to your communication platform. You can find more information about what 2FA is and how it works here .

Follow these 9 easy steps:


Step 1: Log-in to your Porton Mail account on your desktop. Click “Settings”



Step 2: Click on “Go to settings”



Step 3: Click on “Account and password”



Step 4: Click on “Two-factor authentication”



Step 5: Click on “Next”



Step 6: A QR code will open up on the screen



Step 7: Download the Google Authenticator app via the App Store on iOS or the Google Play store on Android



Step 8: On the Google Authenticator app on your smartphone, press “Scan a QR code”



Step 9: Enter your password



Step 10: Your app will generate a password, enter in onto your desktop



All set!

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