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Can Google Revolutionize Email Again?

Can Google Revolutionize Email Again?

By Chris Crum October 22, 2014

Ten years ago, Google revolutionized email with Gmail. It set the standard for webmail with a high capacity of free storage, its search-oriented interface, and conversational message view. It even pioneered the use of Ajax. Gmail was a huge deal …

Google Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail Google Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail

Earlier this year, we learned that Google was adding an unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails. Eventually, many of us started seeing the feature in action. In fact, I’ve been seeing it for so long now, I forgot …

Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Stolen Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Stolen

Wow, this is a big one. A first reported by The New York Times, Hold Security discovered that a Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords combinations and over 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites …

Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters

Google announced that Gmail will now recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters, so suers can send emails to, and receive them from, people how have such characters in their addresses. Believe it or not, half way through 2014, …

Google Only Watches for Child Porn in Your Email Google Only Watches for Child Porn in Your Email

Feel free to sell someone some drugs or plan a burglary (Google’s own words) with your Gmail – Google isn’t looking for that kind of criminal activity. Yes, Google is scanning your email, but it’s only to spot child porn …

Infographic Dives Into How People Use Email Infographic Dives Into How People Use Email

My.com recently put out this infographic as an “open letter to email,” which provides a plethora of interesting stats about how and when people use email. Marketers, take note. “In addition to getting feedback from myMail customers, we are always …

Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages

It’s hard to believe that in July of 2014, Gmail doesn’t already support every language, but Google announced that it now supports thirteen more. The new languages are: Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, …

Goldman Sachs Wants Google to Scrub Accidental Email Goldman Sachs Wants Google to Scrub Accidental Email

Update: Google has reportedly complied with Goldman Sachs’ request. “Google complied with our request that it block access to the email,” said a Goldman spokeswoman“It has also notified us that the email account had not been accessed from the time …

Microsoft Outlook Web App Hits Android Microsoft Outlook Web App Hits Android

Microsoft announced that a native Outlook Web App (OWA) is now available for some Android phones. The company first announced its intention to bring the app to Android in March at the Microsoft Exchange Conference. The current release is considered …

Here's A Guide To Email Blacklists Here's A Guide To Email Blacklists

A recent report from Epsilon found that email open rates in the fourth quarter of 2013 were up year-over-year. In order to get opens though, you have to reach people in the first pace. That means avoiding blacklists. Return Path …

Google Apps Gets More Gmail Security Google Apps Gets More Gmail Security

Google announced that it has added some security-related features for email in Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education. These include mail routing, delivery controls, SMTP relay, attachment compliance, and TLS encryption of message content. Mail routing, delivery controls, and …

Yahoo Mail Gets A New Android App Yahoo Mail Gets A New Android App

Yahoo announced the release of a new Yahoo Mail Android app to follow the recently launched iOS version. This includes new news, search, weather, sports, video, and Flickr features. In a Tumblr post, Yahoo Mail senior product manager Andrew Molyneux …

Shutterfly: Congrats on Your Non-Existent New Baby Shutterfly: Congrats on Your Non-Existent New Baby

Popular photo printing company Shutterfly has learned the dangers of mass emails the hard way, and has been forced to apologize after congratulating a bunch of new parents on their recent bundles of joy. What’s wrong with congratulating new parents …

Infographic Looks At Email List Hygiene Infographic Looks At Email List Hygiene

According to Experian Marketing Services, email is still the top communication channel for marketers with 97% of marketers collecting email addresses through various channels. Email deliverability, however, has been a major problem, according to the firm. “Despite significant effort placed …

Microsoft Adds New Features To Outlook.com Microsoft Adds New Features To Outlook.com

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the addition of new Advanced Rules, new Undo functionality, in-line replies, and more personal messaging. It calls its advanced rules the most sophisticated rules in webmail. Users can create multi-condition and multi-action rules, and set their …

Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed …

Google Trends Adds Email Notifications Google Trends Adds Email Notifications

Google just announced that it’s adding email notifications to Google Trends. You can subscribe to any topic, hot searches for any country, or any U.S. monthly top chart. You can also get notifications about search interest in any topic. “I’m …