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LinkedIn LinkedInifies Your Email With Intro LinkedIn LinkedInifies Your Email With Intro

LinkedIn unveiled a new email-related product called Intro today, making use of last year’s acquisition of Rapportive. Basically what it does is show you information about people you receive emails from so you can get a better idea of who …

Faking a School Shooting Alert Is an Awfully Dumb Way to Get People to Use Your New Social Network Faking a School Shooting Alert Is an Awfully Dumb Way to Get People to Use Your New Social Network
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Today, we all gather to nominate Bevii and this terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea into the Dumb Idea Hall-of-Fame. In order to promote their new startup social network, the University of North Carolina students behind Bevii decided to create …

Fran Drescher Dating Inventor of EMAIL Fran Drescher Dating Inventor of EMAIL

Actress Fran Drescher stepped out with new beau Shiva Ayyadurai, at the premiere of “Bridegroom” at the Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, on Tuesday. Ayyadurai allegedly developed a full-scale emulation of a mail system he …

Square Cash Offers Ridiculously Easy (and Free) Money Transfers via Email Square Cash Offers Ridiculously Easy (and Free) Money Transfers via Email
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Back in May, mobile payments company Square teased Square Cash – free money transfers via email. At the time, it was an invitation-only service. “Forget the ATM,” said Square. Well, today’s the day – Square Cash is now live for …

Yahoo Mail Gets Another Redesign (Already) Yahoo Mail Gets Another Redesign (Already)
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Yahoo has launched another major redesign of Yahoo Mail. This isn’t incredibly surprising, given that the last one didn’t go over all that well with users. Yahoo Mail user? What do you think of the new design? Let us know …

Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts
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Yahoo has been removing contacts from Yahoo Mail users’ contacts lists without the consent of these users. We received an email about it from one angry user this morning. The user included a message they received from Yahoo Customer Care, …

Frat Under Investigation After Decidedly Rapey Email Goes Viral Frat Under Investigation After Decidedly Rapey Email Goes Viral
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Georgia Tech’s Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is under university investigation and is probably going to have to do some serious image repair work after an email titled “Luring Your Rapebait” went viral. Total Frat Move says their tip line exploded …

Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too

Yahoo has been making headlines in recent weeks thanks to an account recycling program it implemented recently, and the apparent security issues that have come along with it. It turns out that Microsoft has pretty much been doing the same …

Security Vet: Yahoo’s Email ‘Scheme’ Was ‘Downright Reckless’ Security Vet: Yahoo’s Email ‘Scheme’ Was ‘Downright Reckless’
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Yahoo continues to come under fire over its recycling of old email addresses and user IDs. Back in June, the company announced its plans to give old, inactive IDs to current users who wanted better email addresses. Immediately, the plan …

Is Yahoo Doing Enough To Protect Sensitive Emails? Is Yahoo Doing Enough To Protect Sensitive Emails?
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If you used to be a Yahoo Mail user, but stopped using it in favor of another service a year ago or more, there’s a chance that sensitive emails meant for you are being delivered to other people thanks to …

Stamps Increase: USPS Seeks To Raise The Price Stamps Increase: USPS Seeks To Raise The Price
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The USPS is seeking to increase the price of stamps, which will certainly be disapproved of by American citizens. The postal service is planning a 3-cent increase, which would raise the price to 49 cents, in order to mail a …

Yahoo Adds ‘Not My Email’ Button For Users Getting Other People’s Emails Yahoo Adds ‘Not My Email’ Button For Users Getting Other People’s Emails
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As previously reported, some Yahoo Mail users that took advantage of Yahoo’s recycled email addresses offer have been getting emails intended for the previous account holders. InformationWeek ran an article on Tuesday talking to a handful of people with users …

Yahoo Recycled Email Address Users Are Getting Original Users’ Sensitive Info (Like Where Their Kids Go To School) Yahoo Recycled Email Address Users Are Getting Original Users’ Sensitive Info (Like Where Their Kids Go To School)
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In June, Yahoo announced that it would give away inactive email addresses to users who wanted them. It would take addresses (and Yahoo IDs) that had been inactive for at least a year and reset them, so users with addresses …

Gmail Disruption Affected 29% of All Messages, Google Apologizes Gmail Disruption Affected 29% of All Messages, Google Apologizes
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Google is apologizing for Monday’s Gmail service disruption, which they say affected 29% of all message sent during the period. During the disruption, messages were slow to deliver and some users had an issue downloading attachments. Google first reported the …

LinkedIn Aims To Clear Up ‘False Accusations’ LinkedIn Aims To Clear Up ‘False Accusations’
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Last week, a class action lawsuit was filed against LinkedIn, alleging that it breaks into users’ email accounts. The company says the suit is “without merit”, and that accusations are false. Main St. (part of TheStreet Network) reported on the …

Gmail Gets Update On Feature Phones Gmail Gets Update On Feature Phones

Google announced on Monday that it has updated Gmail for feature phone browsers with a new look. Here’s that look: “People use all sorts of devices to access Gmail: their web browser, smartphone, tablet and, in many parts of the …

Google Continues To Defend Its Decade-Long Gmail Privacy Stance In Court Google Continues To Defend Its Decade-Long Gmail Privacy Stance In Court
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Remember that decade when people were using Gmail, and not caring about Google algorithmically scanning messages and delivering ads based on them? It recently ended when Microsoft launched a campaign to promote its competing webmail product and trying to scare …

Microsoft Just Doubled The Size Of Exchange Online Mailboxes Microsoft Just Doubled The Size Of Exchange Online Mailboxes

Microsoft announced that it is doubling the size of user mailboxes in all Exchange Online and Office 365 service plans. Inbox sizes are going from 2 5GB to 50 GB. Better yet, users won’t have to pay any more for …

Yahoo Notifies Users Of Their New Names, Launches Paid ‘Watchlist’ Yahoo Notifies Users Of Their New Names, Launches Paid ‘Watchlist’

Earlier this summer, Yahoo announced plans to deactivate thousands of user accounts that haven’t been in use, and let its actual active users get a chance to have more desirable Yahoo IDs and email addresses. For example, a user would …

Do Users And Businesses Have Legitimate Gripes With Gmail? Do Users And Businesses Have Legitimate Gripes With Gmail?
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Google is making waves with Gmail a lot these days for a variety of reasons, and this week, users are freaking out about something the company said in a court document regarding email privacy. Combine that with the new compose …

Gmail’s New Compose Box Is About to Be Your Only Option Gmail’s New Compose Box Is About to Be Your Only Option
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If you’ve been temporarily using the old compose view inside Gmail, your days are numbered. Google has just announced that the new Gmail compose box will become the only option within the next few days. “A few weeks ago we …