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As strong believers in privacy and as allergic to any static information we made a minor change in our Terms of service. Port forwarding is no longer allowed on an account with an active subscription. Click to read what’s not possible anymore:

Get the newest iOS release of the Mullvad VPN app (2021.1) and you'll have some updated code in your pocket that we've made available to the wider community.
Read our blog for details:

Hallo Deutschland, Österreich, Nederland en België! Coucou la Belgique ! Witaj Polsko! Announcing Mullvad’s biggest payment method expansion ever: now you can top up your account with either giropay, EPS, iDEAL, Bancontact or Przelewy24. 🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇳🇱 🇧🇪 🇵🇱

Not a fan of eavesdropping? We now have a public DNS service up as a beta that offers DNS over HTTPS and DNS over TLS, with QNAME minimization and basic ad blocking. Audited by Assured and only a guide away:

A search engine is a harmless and privacy-neutral tool, right? We’ve got 3 questions on our blog that will keep you from ducking the issue, plus a privacy-friendly alternative that won’t ruffle your feathers. @DuckDuckGo

New desktop version (2021.2) is out! It fixes three bugs in the previous release that prevented some from installing the app or connecting. Get i tnow:

The wait is over! ⏰ Desktop users can finally add custom (local) DNS servers in the Mullvad VPN app! Read on our blog what’s new in version 2021.1 before downloading it to your Win, macOS, or Linux computer.

That’s it. We are officially out of ports. We knew this day would come; that 16 bits of memory in the TCP packets simply wouldn't be enough to provide port forwarding for everyone. To whom it may concern, replace your current ports with city-specific ports at earliest convenience.

Are you waiting for that magical day when we announce our first server in your country? Us too! Truth is, what it comes down to is finding hosting providers that are worthy of your trust.

DRUM ROLL 🥁 (read with speaker voice):
And now, available on all our OpenVPN relays, is the tip-top-cha-cha-two-dot-five version of OpenVPN! ➕ = Improves security and it scales the performance. ➖ = Removes support for client-side versions lower than 2.4.

PRIVACY: what is it to you? A physical place? Letting friends in on secrets or keeping others out? Did you ever invoke privacy by hanging a “Keep Out” sign on your bedroom door? Share your thoughts & read what it means to our team members.

Independent security audit performed on our infrastructure, we are now audited on both the infrastructure and the app!

Cure53s statement: “…as expected Cure53 were not able to discover any Personally Identifiable Information attached to Mullvads end-users.”

Does your messaging app truly respect your privacy? Read our post for 3 simple questions to ask that can lead to a helpful answer.

Plus we tell you which messaging tool sends us all the right signals.


Over the Christmas holiday, we experienced a brief window during which customers weren’t able to make payments or create new accounts.

We invite you behind the scenes to read how we troubleshot this API-related issue.

New year’s resolution: take the unconventional marketing journey and move toward untraceable advertising. If that's even possible.

Why? Spreading the word of our service and developing it go hand in hand.

Bring on 2021, we’re ready. 🧨

But first, our annual retrospective!

In 2020, we launched our app on iOS (now on every major platform), made our first video, advertised on trams, and investigated a couple of laws.

And a lot more:

Hello, Fediverse! We're Mullvad VPN, a provider that believes that you have a right to privacy.


This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!