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Google announces AMP for Email, available in Gmail
Google announces AMP for Email, available in Gmail
Multiple tech giants have been working closely on new technologies that would bring web content closer to being instantaneous. While there ...... 28 Mar 2019
Google changes the concept of email with its AMP for Email project
Google changes the concept of email with its AMP for Email project
Google plans to dramatically change the way email and your inbox works. With its AMP for Email project, Google is making email messages interactive, ...... 14 Feb 2018
Yahoo was secretly scanning your emails for the U.S. government
Yahoo was secretly scanning your emails for the U.S. government
A bombshell Reuters report today claims that Yahoo was secretly scanning your emails to provide information for U.S. intelligence officials. ...... 05 Oct 2016 - 3 comments
Hundreds of millions of stolen email passwords available for sale in Russia
Hundreds of millions of stolen email passwords available for sale in Russia
According to Hold Security founder Alex Holden, there are over 270 million stolen usernames and passwords trading in Russia's criminal networks. ...... 11 May 2016
Modern email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies at 74
Modern email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies at 74
Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email and the man who selected the "@" symbol for email use, has passed away at 74. Although email ...... 06 Mar 2016
Google introduces 'Gmailify' to add Gmail features to email addresses from other providers
Google introduces 'Gmailify' to add Gmail features to email addresses from other providers
Google has introduced 'Gmailify' this week, giving users the "best of Gmail, without a @gmail address." The company had previously allowed ...... 19 Feb 2016
Symantec says spam is now under 50 percent of all emails sent for the first time since 2003
Symantec says spam is now under 50 percent of all emails sent for the first time since 2003
It would appear that email spam is not as lucrative a business as it used to be. According to a new Symantec report, junk mail now accounts ...... 20 Jul 2015 - 7 comments
Cyanogen 12 will use Boxer as its default email app
Cyanogen 12 will use Boxer as its default email app
Mobile operating system maker Cyanogen has announced that Cyanogen OS 12 will use Boxer as its default email app, moving away from Google's ...... 13 Mar 2015
Amazon launches its own enterprise email service: WorkMail
Amazon launches its own enterprise email service: WorkMail
For years, Microsoft's Exchange has been the defacto service for the enterprise world and now Amazon wants to take a bite out of the monopoly. ...... 30 Jan 2015 - 2 comments
Russian hacker releases 5 million old Gmail accounts and passwords
Russian hacker releases 5 million old Gmail accounts and passwords
Russian hacker 'tvskit' has released 4.93 million Gmail email addresses and passwords on the popular Russian Bitcoin forum BTSec, although the ...... 10 Sep 2014
Facebook discontinues its email service
Facebook discontinues its email service
Facebook has announced it will be discontinuing its email service, @facebook.com, and that all emails will be forwarded to your primary email on file. ...... 26 Feb 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft begins recycling old email accounts
Microsoft begins recycling old email accounts
Clearly not seeing the backlash that was brought upon Yahoo when they began doing the same, Microsoft has begun recycling older, inactive Live, ...... 06 Oct 2013 - 4 comments
Gmail users can now send attachments up to 10GB
Gmail users can now send attachments up to 10GB
Google has announced today that Gmail Drive has been integrated into Gmail, allowing for larger attachments. The new integration allows for ...... 28 Nov 2012 - 13 comments
Gmail now the biggest email service in the world
Gmail now the biggest email service in the world
Gmail has finally surpassed Hotmail to become the most popular email service in the world. According to ComScore, Gmail just took the lead, ...... 06 Nov 2012 - 4 comments
Mozilla to halt all development on Thunderbird email client
Mozilla to halt all development on Thunderbird email client
Mozilla has confirmed today that it will be halting development on its popular free email client, Thunderbird. While there won't be any new ...... 07 Jul 2012 - 6 comments
Gmail now the world's largest email service
Gmail now the world's largest email service
Google has announced today that their Gmail email service is now the largest in the world. The service has surpassed long-time rival Hotmail, ...... 29 Jun 2012 - 10 comments
Facebook makes Facebook email the default for all users
Facebook makes Facebook email the default for all users
Starting this week, Facebook has changed everyone's default email address to their Facebook one. The social networking giant unveiled the ...... 27 Jun 2012 - 8 comments
Google tweaks Gmail with better Google+ integration
Google tweaks Gmail with better Google+ integration
Google has announced new additions to Gmail this week that will help it better integrate with the Google+ social network. Full list of the ...... 20 May 2012
WikiLeaks begins releasing 5 million emails from STRATFOR
WikiLeaks begins releasing 5 million emails from STRATFOR
WikiLeaks has begun publishing "The Global Intelligence Files," a group of over 5 million emails stolen from Stratfor, the global intelligence agency. ...... 27 Feb 2012
French 3 strikes law used in another email scam
French 3 strikes law used in another email scam
France's 3 strikes law to combat file sharing may not be making any more money for musicians, but it has, apparently been used to line the pockets ...... 20 Oct 2011 - 3 comments
Hotmail to ban common passwords like 'password'
Hotmail to ban common passwords like 'password'
Microsoft will soon change its Hotmail password policy, banning common passwords like "password." Outside of blocking passwords like "password" ...... 18 Jul 2011 - 3 comments
Yahoo Mail to see massive updates in coming weeks
Yahoo Mail to see massive updates in coming weeks
Yahoo has said it will be rolling out a beta of its latest Yahoo Mail over the coming weeks, dubbing the service as the "best Yahoo Mail ever." ...... 24 May 2011 - 5 comments
Data firm breached, millions of customers have data exposed
Data firm breached, millions of customers have data exposed
Epsilon Data Management, one of the largest online mail service companies in the U.S., confirmed reports that millions of names and email addresses ...... 05 Apr 2011 - 4 comments
Tethering for free with rooted phone? AT&T does not like that
Tethering for free with rooted phone? AT&T does not like that
AT&T has moved to bully tactics in an effort to stop smartphone owners who are using wireless tethering without paying extra for a data plan. ...... 18 Mar 2011 - 19 comments
Email usage drops 59 percent amongst teenagers
Email usage drops 59 percent amongst teenagers
According to a new comScore report on digital trends, email usage has significantly declined, especially amongst teenagers. From December ...... 08 Feb 2011 - 5 comments
Major spamming botnets go down, inboxes breathe sigh of relief
Major spamming botnets go down, inboxes breathe sigh of relief
The NYTimes has reported that spam email volume fell by as much as 57 percent in December after a number of infamous botnets went dark and have ...... 06 Jan 2011 - 7 comments
Hotmail users have their messages back
Hotmail users have their messages back
All Hotmail users who had their email go missing, or had their inboxes automatically moved into the "deleted" folder, now have them back, says Microsoft. ...... 04 Jan 2011 - 3 comments
Hotmail users missing their emails
Hotmail users missing their emails
Microsoft has been bombarded with reports to start the new year, each claiming that their old Hotmail messages have disappeared. Some of ...... 02 Jan 2011 - 15 comments
E-mails are protected by Fourth Amendment, says court
E-mails are protected by Fourth Amendment, says court
A US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled this week that email is protected by the Fourth Amendment and that the government will need a ...... 15 Dec 2010 - 11 comments
     

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