From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Sunday, April 10, 2022 21:39:00
Changes regarding inactive ProtonMail accounts
"Inactive accounts present a security and domain reputation
risk as they could potentially be taken over without the
original owner realizing and then used to send spam or abuse.
Therefore, on a case-by-case basis, we may start to disable
accounts that have been inactive for over a year. Note, this
does not apply to paid plans.
"As of April 2022, free accounts that have been inactive for 12
months or longer are at risk of being deactivated and
eventually deleted. All stored data will also be erased.
"If your account has been deactivated, you will not be able to
reuse your email address while signing up for a new ProtonMail
account or activate it as an email alias from a different
"Example: You are a free ProtonMail user and your email address
is email@example.com. If your ProtonMail account is inactive
for 12 months or longer, we may deactivate it. This means you
will no longer be able to access your account. No one will be
able to use firstname.lastname@example.org either.