Hello, all. Hoping someone can point out an easy fix for an issue I am having with ProtonMail and Brave Browser. I utilize ProtonMail daily for my email account and rely on it heavily. I am using MacOS X 10.14.2.
Accessing ProtonMail with Brave
To access ProtonMail site (https:www.protonmail.com/login), I have been using Brave (v 0.25.304 Chromium 69.0.3497.100) for a long time in conjunction with Bitwarden password manager extension. At the site, shields were “up” with the following items blocked: ads, 3rd party cookies, phishing/malware and fingerprinting (HTTPS Everywhere was enabled). I had zero problems using ProtonMail with these settings.
Unable to access ProtonMail with new Brave Browser
Today I downloaded the new Brave Browser (v 0.58…16 Chromium 71.0.3578.98), installed the Bitwarden extension (the only extension I have) and attempted to log in to ProtonMail. The site’s shield settings were identical to those above when using the old browser. It didn’t work; the site hangs on a dark screen with the words “Loading ProtonMail…” and did not bring up any other page options or links. I had seen this before when using Brave with my cookies set to block all and changing cookies to block only 3rd-party cookies fixed it every time.
So I attempted to reload the page, restarted the browser and toggled the shield settings for the site (cookies, encryption, fingerprinting, etc.) in various combinations. No dice. The browser continues to function perfectly with all other tabs and activities and the ProtonMail home page works, just not the login page. This is a login issue only with Brave Browser, as I can log in with other browsers (Safari, Firefox, Brave).
Does anyone in the community have any insights or ideas? Has anyone experienced the same problem and found a way to make it work? All replies are appreciated.