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Gmail on the web is getting a little more drab... and arguably, that's a good thing. Google has confirmed to Marketing Land that it's no longer testing a grid view in Gmail's promotions tab that showed you images rather than plain old text. It was meant to help email advertisers showcase their off...

April 29th 2015 at 5:36pm 0 Comments
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If you've been on the internet long enough, there's a good chance that you're on a few mailing lists that you never read; it's usually easier to just delete the messages than unsubscribe. You don't have to put up with those forum summaries and sales offers any longer, though. After a quiet rollout...

August 6th 2014 at 1:29pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft said last year that it was tightening security to fend off the NSA and others who would scoop up your data, and today it fulfilled that promise with moves that should improve real-world security. The company now encrypts both incoming and outgoing Outlook.com email when it's in transit....

July 1st 2014 at 1:09pm 0 Comments
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Privacy advocates (including Edward Snowden) will tell you that one of the better ways to evade internet snooping is to encrypt data end-to-end, so that people can't casually peek at what you're doing. Well, it's now considerably easier to do just that -- if you're using Chrome, anyway. Google has...

June 3rd 2014 at 6:22pm 0 Comments
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You no longer have to live in one of a few fortunate countries to make a Skype call while checking your Outlook.com email: As of today, Skype for Outlook.com is available worldwide. All you need now is to download a browser plugin and link your Skype account. The global release comes alongside imp...

March 4th 2014 at 9:36am 0 Comments
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It's not a new sports car, but it'll have to do. In time for its 16th birthday, Yahoo Mail's getting a couple of nice tweaks, including the ability to thread conversations in its desktop, iOS and Android versions. Also on the list is one-click message deleting, starring and searching and some new...

October 8th 2013 at 10:39am 0 Comments
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Google may focus much of its attention on smartphones, but it knows that featurephone owners deserve a good online experience as well. Accordingly, it just launched a revamped Gmail web app for devices where modern browsers and touchscreens aren't guaranteed. The new client requires fewer button p...

September 10th 2013 at 1:44am 0 Comments
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Americans waiting for the Skype for Outlook.com preview can stop twiddling their thumbs -- the test release is now available in the US, complementing existing access in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany and the UK. As in other countries, stateside users with merged Outlook.com and Skype accounts jus...

August 19th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft launched Outlook.com as much to lure Gmail users as to cast off some of its Hotmail baggage, and there's signs the strategies might be working. About 25 million are frequently using Outlook.com four months into its fledgling existence, with a third of total users being curious Gmail fans...

November 27th 2012 at 2:58pm 0 Comments
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Google Talk and Twitter had their moments last week, and now it's Yahoo's turn. As noted by a flood of readers -- and confirmed by the company itself -- the exclamation marked mail service is currently experiencing some issues. Yahoo Mail is prompting users to accept its terms and then just sort o...

July 31st 2012 at 1:49pm 0 Comments