Email account setup


Email account setup

There are some basic action you should be aware of when setting up an emailaccount.


  • Create an account
  • Enable 2 stap verification
  • Additional meassures
  • Using a client app like outlook
  • The use of a security key (yubikey)

Continue reading for the following services:

  • Gmail
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Protonmail
  • Yubikey


Google Gmail


Create a Gmail account


Google Two Step Authentication


Gmail security tips


Configuring Outlook to use gmail

This is done via APP Passwords. Not advisable, but if you want to, I've got the following tutorials for you. Still I would recommend, web based e-mail.



Microsoft Outlook


Create a Microsoft-account


How to use two-step verification with your Microsoft account


One account for all things Microsoft


Using app passwords with apps that don't support two-step verification



Apple ID


Manage and use your Apple ID


Security and your Apple ID


About Apple ID security questions


If you forgot the answers to your Apple ID security questions


Using app-specific passwords





Een nieuw account aanmaken


Two Factor Authentication (2FA)


How to switch to two-password mode


Third party email client setup (Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail)


Clients supported by the Bridge


Encrypt Message for Non-ProtonMail Recipients


Optional: Yubikey hardware authentication

(if you've bought such a device)


Tweestaps-authenticatie - Yubikey


iOS is currently in basis supported. There can be a few issues with usability dough.


Yubikey webshops