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  • Inbox By Gmail Gets Smarter Search With Quick Answer Cards

    Inbox By Gmail Gets Smarter Search With Quick Answer Cards

    Inbox by Gmail, Google’s next-gen email client for mobile and the web, is getting a nice little update today that will make it easier to find information like addresses, membership numbers and package tracking numbers in your emails. While Inbox always featured a pretty good search feature that would organize results by relevance, Google has now made its search tool in the app… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Warn Users About Suspected Attacks By Government Hackers

    Microsoft Will Warn Users About Suspected Attacks By Government Hackers

    Microsoft users will now be notified if a state-sponsored attacker tries to break into their accounts, the company said in a blog post. The announcement comes the same day as a Reuters report that Microsoft did not warn Hotmail users their email accounts had been accessed by a group associated with the Chinese government. Read More

  • New Google Apps Feature Helps Businesses Keep Sensitive Information Out Of Emails

    New Google Apps Feature Helps Businesses Keep Sensitive Information Out Of Emails

    Google is launching a new privacy tool for Google Apps Unlimited users today. The new Data Loss Prevention feature will make it easier for businesses to make sure that their employees don’t mistakenly (or not so mistakenly) email certain types of sensitive information to people outside of the company. Businesses that subscribe to this plan for their employees now have the option to… Read More

  • Gmail Will Soon Warn Users When Emails Arrive Over Unencrypted Connections

    Gmail Will Soon Warn Users When Emails Arrive Over Unencrypted Connections

    Soon, you may see a warning in Gmail that tells you that an email has arrived over an unencrypted connection. Gmail already defaults to using HTTPS for the connections between your browser and its servers, but for the longest time, the standard practice for sending email between providers was to leave them unencrypted. If somebody managed to intercept those messages, it was pretty trivial to… Read More

  • Gmail, We Need To Talk Crunch Network

    Gmail, We Need To Talk

    Dear Gmail: Two years ago, you launched an ambitious endeavor with Schema.org to bring a new level of richness to email. Schema.org allowed senders to embed rich meta data in email that allowed any modern email client, not just Gmail, to present actionable items within email. It felt like Gmail was taking the lead in email innovation. Read More

  • Outlook.com Bests Gmail’s Filters With A New Inbox Automation System

    Outlook.com Bests Gmail’s Filters With A New Inbox Automation System

    Microsoft’s Outlook.com announced a new method for users to create complex “rules” for how to handle email today — think of them as akin to IFTTT recipes for your inbox — along with a number of quality-of-life improvements. Outlook.com has been a success for Microsoft. When Microsoft completed the Hotmail transition roughly a year ago, it indicated that… Read More

  • Microsoft Builds New Tool To Help Gmail Users Move To Outlook.com

    Microsoft Builds New Tool To Help Gmail Users Move To Outlook.com

    Microsoft would greatly appreciate it if you could knock off that Gmailing business and move to its Outlook.com email service. I refuse to, and so do more people than Microsoft prefers, so the company today released a new tool that will make it easier for Gmail users to jump ship. Read More

  • Microsoft Updates Its Outlook.com Android App With Better Syncing, Storage, Colors And More

    Microsoft Updates Its Outlook.com Android App With Better Syncing, Storage, Colors And More

    Today Microsoft announced an update to its Android Outlook.com application, including server-side search, improved offline mail storage, colors, vacation replies, and aliases. Outlook.com, a key project for Microsoft, has over 400 million users. The successor to Hotmail, Outlook.com is Microsoft’s mail vision for all mobile platforms. According to Microsoft, 68% of Outlook.com users hit… Read More

  • Microsoft Adds IMAP Support To Outlook.com To Entice Mac Users, Developers

    Microsoft Adds IMAP Support To Outlook.com To Entice Mac Users, Developers

    Today Microsoft announced that it has added IMAP support to its Outlook.com webmail product. Outlook.com has over 400 million active users according to Microsoft, making it not only one of the most popular webmail services around. Why IMAP? Demand, likely, and the fact that Microsoft wants developers to take a keener interest in its little email program. In a blog post announcing the move… Read More