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LinkedIn Shutters Intro and Slidecast in Order to ‘Concentrate on Fewer Things’ LinkedIn Shutters Intro and Slidecast in Order to ‘Concentrate on Fewer Things’

Less than 4 months ago, LinkedIn launched a new email tool that looked pretty promising. They called it LinkedIn Intro, and it basically allowed users to opt-in to letting the company inject LinkedIn content (pictures, profile info, etc) into incoming …

Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt
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Yep, time for another announcement about an issue with Yahoo Mail. Yahoo announced that it identified a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts, though it didn’t say how many. As others have pointed out it must …

Gmail Bug Led to Inadvertently-Deleted Emails, Spam Reports Gmail Bug Led to Inadvertently-Deleted Emails, Spam Reports

Some Gmail for iOS users just received an important notice from Google urging them to check their trash and spam folders for wrongly-categorized emails. According to the Gmail team, some users were affected by a bug that saw trash and …

A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack
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In gee-that’s-terrifying news, as much as one fifth of the German population is at risk after a massive email hack that targeted .de addresses. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security announced that passwords and “other details” of 16 million email …

In Case You Missed The Memo, ‘Google+ Is Google (Which Includes Gmail)’ In Case You Missed The Memo, ‘Google+ Is Google (Which Includes Gmail)’
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Google announced a new change to Gmail this week, enabling people to send messages to Google+ users without knowing their email address. If you have a Gmail account and a Google+ account, you can send such messages to other Google+ …

Now Google+ Users Can Email Gmail Users Without Knowing Their Email Addresses Now Google+ Users Can Email Gmail Users Without Knowing Their Email Addresses
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Google has added increased Google+ integration into Gmail. When you go to compose a new message, and start typing, it will now bring up Google+ connections as suggestions in addition to your regular contacts. In other words, Google+ connections become …

Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised
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Yahoo announced back in October that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail by default for all of its users starting on January 8th. The company has now announced that it has indeed done so. “Yahoo is fully …

Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack
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Last week, Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread an anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. On Monday, Skype finally announced that its blog is back and …

Skype Blog Hacked To Tell People Not To Use Microsoft Email Skype Blog Hacked To Tell People Not To Use Microsoft Email

Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised on Wednesday, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread its anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. Back in the summer, leaked slides from the NSA came out …

Yahoo Mail Brings Back Tabs, Tries To Ease Tensions With Users Yahoo Mail Brings Back Tabs, Tries To Ease Tensions With Users
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Yahoo appears to be trying to win back a shred of favorability with Yahoo Mail users, announcing that it is bringing back its tabs feature. There have been numerous gripes with Yahoo’s recent redesigns, and the lack of tabs has …

Mayer Apologizes For Yahoo Mail Issues, Yahoo Still Working On Them Mayer Apologizes For Yahoo Mail Issues, Yahoo Still Working On Them
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As reported last week, the Yahoo Mail woes continued with a massive wave of outages resulting in a lot of angry users (as if there weren’t enough of them already). The company also took some flak in the media for …

The Yahoo Mail Woes Only Continue The Yahoo Mail Woes Only Continue
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People are becoming increasingly frustrated with Yahoo Mail, and it’s no longer simply about the recent redesigns it has forced on users. Now, it’s experiencing actual service disruptions, and lengthy ones at that. Have you experienced any issues with Yahoo …

Google: Gmail Image Change Means More Accurate Open Rates Google: Gmail Image Change Means More Accurate Open Rates

Google announced on Thursday that it would begin showing images automatically in Gmail. It has always hidden them until the user has told it to show them. It has done it this way, the company says, as a precautionary measure …

Gmail Starts Showing Images Automatically Gmail Starts Showing Images Automatically

It’s the dawn of a new era. Gmail will now show images in emails automatically. As Google explains in a blog post, Gmail has historically asked users if they want images to be displayed in emails as a precautionary measure, …

Microsoft Adds New Gmail Import Feature To Outlook.com In Hopes Of Stealing Away Users Microsoft Adds New Gmail Import Feature To Outlook.com In Hopes Of Stealing Away Users
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Microsoft announced a new feature for Outlook.com aimed at making it easier for users to import their Gmail accounts. As you may know, much of Microsoft’s “Scroogled” efforts have slung mud at Gmail, in hopes of gaining more Outlook.com users. …

Not Even Yahoo Employees Want To Use Yahoo Mail Not Even Yahoo Employees Want To Use Yahoo Mail
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You know how everybody has been complaining about Yahoo Mail since they redesigned it (and then complaining more since they redesigned it again)? It would seem that it’s not just Yahoo Mail users that aren’t big on the product. Even …

Google Launches New Gmail Design On iPad Google Launches New Gmail Design On iPad
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Google has launched a new update to its Gmail iOS app with a focus on the iPad screen size. Here’s what it looks like: “If you hold your iPad in landscape mode, you’ll immediately notice the new left hand navigation …

Google Adds New Drive Integration To Gmail Google Adds New Drive Integration To Gmail

Google announced the further integration of Google Drive and Gmail today, with an update to the latter that lets you view and save files directly to Google Drive without actually having to leave Gmail. When you receive an email with …

Gmail Gets More Quick Action Buttons Gmail Gets More Quick Action Buttons
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Earlier this year, Google added quick action buttons in Gmail. They appear on messages in the inbox, and allow users to take action on them without even having to open them. Initial examples included things like checking in for flights, …

Does LinkedIn Intro Give You ‘Shivers’ Or B2B Email Optimism? Does LinkedIn Intro Give You ‘Shivers’ Or B2B Email Optimism?
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LinkedIn launched a new email tool this week that is actually pretty innovative, and could have a significant impact on business to business email communications. Security experts are not sold on it, however, with one notable industry voice saying that …

University of Iowa TA Accidentally Emails Porn University of Iowa TA Accidentally Emails Porn
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This is a great lesson for any teaching assistant that sends emails from the same computer that their homemade porn stash is on–double check your attachments. Always. After a teaching assistant with the University of Iowa forgot to do just …