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eBay to Delete Users’ Emails, Provide Less Storage eBay to Delete Users’ Emails, Provide Less Storage
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eBay announced that it will be reducing the length of time that users are able to store emails in their Messages folders. Until now, users have been able to save a year’s worth of messages, but this is being reduced …

Can the Post Office Survive the Digital Age? Can the Post Office Survive the Digital Age?
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In an article earlier this year, we asked, “Is email killing the post office?” Well, the post office is not dead yet, but it’s not helping from the looks of it. The U.S. Postal Service doesn’t have the money it …

Email is Part of the Internet’s Backbone Email is Part of the Internet’s Backbone
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Earlier, we looked at some research from Pew Research Center’s American Life Project about social network usage. The main finding was that half of all U.S. adults use social networks, with 65% of adult Internet users. We exchanged some dialog …

Email is Still King of the Internet Email is Still King of the Internet
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A new report out from Pew Internet says that based on a survey from May, search and email are the top two activities online adults engage in on the web. The number is 92% for both. 59% used search on …

Gmail Gets New Preview Pane Feature Gmail Gets New Preview Pane Feature
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Google may have announced the impending shut-down of Google Labs, but Gmail Labs is still putting out new optional features for Gmail users. Google has released the “Preview Pane” as a Gmail Labs feature. This allows users to preview messages …

Yahoo Mail Down (For Some) – Users Considering Gmail Yahoo Mail Down (For Some) – Users Considering Gmail
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Some users of Yahoo services, and Yahoo Mail in particular are currently experiencing outages. Many have taken to Twitter to voice their complaints. An apparently official statement from Yahoo on the matter is making the rounds on Twitter as well. …

Gmail Calling Expanded to More Languages, Lower Rates Gmail Calling Expanded to More Languages, Lower Rates

Last year, Google announced a Gmail feature that would let users in the U.S. make and receive phone calls. Today, the company announced that it is available outside the U.S. in 38 languages. “You can now buy calling credit in …

Gmail Stages “Email Intervention” To Save People From Outdated Email Gmail Stages “Email Intervention” To Save People From Outdated Email
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Google has just launched a campaign to attract more users to its already popular Gmail service. It asks current Gmail users to “save their friends from outdated email” by helping them jump on board the Gmail train. The way to …

Gmail Plans New Ways To Help Organize Your Inbox Gmail Plans New Ways To Help Organize Your Inbox
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The last major inbox organizational update that Gmail introduced was the Priority Inbox, and it has gone over pretty well with users. Now, Google has announced that they will be rolling out several new inbox styles so that you can …

Hotmail Introduces “Instant Email” Hotmail Introduces “Instant Email”
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You don’t much hear about Hotmail, or, well, email as a whole much anymore — unless, of course, there’s some kind of virus running rampant. That being said, even news on that particular front is pretty quiet. The fact is, …

Gmail Shows Users More Info About Senders Gmail Shows Users More Info About Senders
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Google has decided to start showing more information to Gmail users about who email is actually coming from. It’s that you’re getting new information exactly, but more that it’s just more readily visible. When you get a message from someone …

Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore Criticize Media Fascination with Palin Emails Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore Criticize Media Fascination with Palin Emails
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On Friday, a two-year-old request to release the emails of former VP candidate Sarah Palin while she was Governor of Alaska was finally granted. Many members of the mainstream media descended upon Juneau to collect the emails, which were distributed …

Is Email Killing the Post Office? Is Email Killing the Post Office?
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Is email killing the post office? It’s not a new question. In fact, it’s been around nearly as long as the mainstream use of email itself, but it’s also not gone away, and the USPS has seen better days. I’m …

Report Looks at Just How Important Email is To Google, Microsoft and Yahoo Report Looks at Just How Important Email is To Google, Microsoft and Yahoo

Pingdom has put together an interesting report looking at just how important webmail is for the three companies that dominate it – Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. Citing data from Alexa, the firm finds that Gmail makes up 23% of the …

Yahoo Mail Gets Upgrade in Social, Search, Speed, Security, Interface Yahoo Mail Gets Upgrade in Social, Search, Speed, Security, Interface
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Yahoo Mail has 284 million users, and it’s now rolling out the new verison of Yahoo Mail to all of them (though you can upgrade yourself if you don’t want to wait). “Yahoo!’s vision for online communications brings together all …

Twitter Leans on Email A Bit More To Drive Engagement Twitter Leans on Email A Bit More To Drive Engagement

Twitter is rolling out email notifications letting users know when someone they follow retweets or favorites one of their tweets. This could be a subtle, but major step in increasing user engagement with Twitter. Upon Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s return …

Email, Social Media Communication Increases, IM Use Decreases Email, Social Media Communication Increases, IM Use Decreases
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As part of a study commissioned by Microsoft, market research company MarketTools surveyed 1,268 professionals and students over the age of 18 about their email habits and other forms of communication at home and at work. 45% of those surveyed …

Royal Wedding Brings Out the Cyber Criminals Royal Wedding Brings Out the Cyber Criminals
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Cyber criminals are exploiting the world’s fascination with the British Royal Wedding, which is taking place on Friday. They’re using the attention the event is getting to bolster spam campaigns and push rogue antivirus software through black hat search tactics, …

Epsilon and Other Data Breaches Prompt OTA Action Epsilon and Other Data Breaches Prompt OTA Action

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has announced what it is calling the “Security by design” framework and related guidelines in response to recent data breaches of email marketing firms Epsilon, Cheetah Mail, Silverpop, Return Path, and others who had customer …

Epsilon Breach – Phishing Likely the Main Threat for Customers Epsilon Breach – Phishing Likely the Main Threat for Customers

The Epsilon security breach continues to have people on edge and irritated. Meanwhile, the companies’ with email databases that were compromised continue to send out emails to customers alerting them of the situation. Some are going further, and providing advice …

Epsilon Breach Not Too Worrisome, According to Security Experts Epsilon Breach Not Too Worrisome, According to Security Experts
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The messages continue to flood inboxes, as a result of the Epsilon security breach, which put consumers’ email addresses into the hands of…someone. I’ve seen my share of messages from the companies that used Epsilon, warning me of the breach, …