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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 …

Lavabit Shuts Down, Email Service Says It Won’t Be “Complicit In Crimes Against The American People” Lavabit Shuts Down, Email Service Says It Won’t Be “Complicit In Crimes Against The American People”
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In early July, it was suggested that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden used Lavabit. For those unaware, it’s a small email provider based out of Texas that promises the utmost privacy through encryption. The service had a small following, but …

Skype Comes To Outlook.com In U.S. Skype Comes To Outlook.com In U.S.
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Microsoft announced today that it is launching a preview version of Skype integration in its Outlook.com webmail product in the U.S. The company has been testing it in other markets like the U.K., Brazil and Canada, but until now, U.S. …

Marketers Fear Gmail’s New ‘Promotions’ Tab Will Send Their Messages Into The ‘Depths’ Of Invisibility Marketers Fear Gmail’s New ‘Promotions’ Tab Will Send Their Messages Into The ‘Depths’ Of Invisibility
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As you may know, Google recently launched a new interface for Gmail, which includes a tabbed categorization system. Among the tabs are: Primary, Social, Promotions and Updates. It’s that “Promotions” tab that could pose a problem, and some companies who …

Gmail Users Who Were Already Engaging With Marketing Emails Are Doing So More With The New Tabbed Interface Gmail Users Who Were Already Engaging With Marketing Emails Are Doing So More With The New Tabbed Interface
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Email intelligence firm Return Path has released a new report looking at the early effects Gmail’s new tabbed experience has had on marketers. The company finds that users who are “routinely engaged” with marketing email are reading a slightly higher …

Is The New Gmail Better For Users Or Marketers? Is The New Gmail Better For Users Or Marketers?
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Google has rolled out its big Gmail redesign, originally announced in May. The new interface is getting mixed reactions from users, with some loving it, some hating it, and of course many who are either on the fence or just …

Google Is Now Showing Gmail Users Email-Like Messages From Advertisers Google Is Now Showing Gmail Users Email-Like Messages From Advertisers
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Back in May, Google revealed a new inbox interface for Gmail, separating the experience into tabs like: Primary, Social, Promotions, and Updates (Forums is also an option). Last week, a lot of people starting getting the redesign, which is still …

Gmail’s Compose Box Now Offers Full-Screen Mode (and You Can Make It Your Default) Gmail’s Compose Box Now Offers Full-Screen Mode (and You Can Make It Your Default)
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Google has just given in to the substantial number of Gmail users who’ve been pissed off at them ever since they went and changed how users go about composing emails, and I can already hear the “THANK GOD”s and “FREAKING …

House Panel Unanimously Passes Email Privacy Amendment House Panel Unanimously Passes Email Privacy Amendment
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The ECPA amendment that would require government agencies to obtain a warrant when accessing email hasn’t made much headway since the Senate Judiciary Committee approved it back in April. Now the House is trying to make sure email privacy is …

Google, Facebook And Others Are Fighting To Protect Your Email Privacy Google, Facebook And Others Are Fighting To Protect Your Email Privacy
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Remember the ECPA? The bill, and others like it, would require government officials to obtain a warrant before requesting emails and other communication data from any Internet service provider. Some in government don’t like that proposed requirement very much, and …

Yahoo Mail Still Frustrates Users A Month After Switch Yahoo Mail Still Frustrates Users A Month After Switch
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Last month, Yahoo finally killed Yahoo Mail Classic, about six months after launching a major redesign for Yahoo Mail. During most of the first half of the year, users still had the option to use the old version, but starting …

Yahoo Mail Adds Multiple Account Support To iOS, Windows Apps Yahoo Mail Adds Multiple Account Support To iOS, Windows Apps
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Yahoo announced today that it is making it possible for Yahoo Mail users to access all of their Yahoo Mail accounts from the Yahoo Mail apps for iOS and Windows 8, joining the existing functionality in the Android app. So, …

Customer Acquisition Via Email Is Skyrocketing Compared To Other Channels Customer Acquisition Via Email Is Skyrocketing Compared To Other Channels
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Custora has a new report out looking at ecommerce customer acquisition, finding that email continues to trend upward rapidly from year to year, and is well ahead of affiliate, banner ads, Facebook and Twitter. In fact, email had quadrupled over …

Even After Yahoo Defends Itself, Security Expert Still Calls Email Address Plan ‘Trash’ Even After Yahoo Defends Itself, Security Expert Still Calls Email Address Plan ‘Trash’
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Yahoo has raised a pretty good amount of concern regarding account security with a recently announced move to shut down inactive Yahoo IDs and email addresses and give them to other users that desire them. As previously reported, security experts …