2019-01-15 12:36:07 2018-11-21 14:39:23 2018-11-21 14:39:14 78717
~~"Never connect to ProtonMail using Chrome"~~ -- ... Never be a fool!
How many fools using Chrome till now?
Never connect to ProtonMail using Chrome
My wife and I both have a PM account. Today, I sent her a lengthy email which was quite complex (I'm a writer and she was proofreading me).
She asked me why I was using so many english words and why my sentences were so terrible. I realised that this was not the mail I sent. I checked my Sent mail folder, everything was fine. But, on her computer, my mail appeared like it has been translated from French to English then to French again.
It was very strange so I asked her to check the email on her phone using PM iOS app. The mail was fine.
I then realised that she was using Chrome to check her email. After a bit of fiddling, I discovered that disabling the "suggest to automatically translate a website in a foreign language" option solved the issue.
But the conclusion is frightening : it means that the content of every webpage visited using Google Chrome is sent back to Google. That every email, even in ProtonMail, is sent to Google even if, in this case, the translation should not happen (translation had been disabled for both French and English websites so there was no reason to think PM would be translated).
Only solution: don't use Chrome. Don't use it at all.
P.S. ProtonMail's official commentary
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Fixed the title for you: "Never use Chrome"
Not knocking the OP, but this story spread everywhere, and the problem here has little to do with ProtonMail, and everything to do with Chrome.
And you would be amazed to know how many people just read the title, thought there was something wrong with ProtonMail, and then moved on.