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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 …

Security Expert Call Yahoo’s Email Plan ‘Moronic’ Security Expert Call Yahoo’s Email Plan ‘Moronic’
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A week ago, we reported that Yahoo was about to give away inactive email addresses. The company said it would be freeing up Yahoo IDs (and email addresses) that have been inactive for at least a year, and resetting them. …

Texas Kind Of Protects Your Email Privacy With New Law Texas Kind Of Protects Your Email Privacy With New Law
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Before the NSA leaks, everybody thought the worst the government could do was obtain your email without a warrant. Well, they can still do that, but Texas has just made it harder for local law enforcement to do the same. …

Yahoo Is About To Give Away Inactive Email Addresses Yahoo Is About To Give Away Inactive Email Addresses
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Yahoo announced today that it is freeing up Yahoo IDs (and email addresses) that have been inactive for at least a year, and resetting them. What this means is that they are creating a new land rush for Yahoo email …

A Lot Of People Seem To Have A Problem With The New Yahoo Mail A Lot Of People Seem To Have A Problem With The New Yahoo Mail
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Yahoo Mail Classic is now dead. Yahoo Mail users, as of Monday, no longer have the option of using the old version, and must instead use the new version, which Yahoo reminds them, serves ads based on the content of …

Some Obama Administration Officials Have Secret Email Addresses [Report] Some Obama Administration Officials Have Secret Email Addresses [Report]

President Obama’s appointees to various government agencies use a secret email unknown to anyone outside of government, according to a report released today. The AP reports that some of Obama’s appointees, including Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, …

Google Launches New Inbox For Gmail Google Launches New Inbox For Gmail
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Google has unveiled a new inbox for Gmail on both desktop and mobile, saying it “puts you back in control” thanks to “simple” and “easy” organization. It separates your incoming messages into categories by tabs: Primary, Social, Promotions and Updates. …

Justice Department Says It May Support Email Privacy Bill Justice Department Says It May Support Email Privacy Bill
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In the debate over email privacy, law enforcement has usually been on the side claiming a warrant requirement when accessing email would impede investigations. It’s a good sign then when the largest law enforcement agency – the Department of Justice …

Gmail Gets Quick Actions To Let You RSVP, Check-In, and Review Right From the Inbox Gmail Gets Quick Actions To Let You RSVP, Check-In, and Review Right From the Inbox

Google says they want to help you tackle your digital to-do’s as quickly as possible, and to this end they’ve added some new quick action buttons to Gmail that let you interact with important emails right from the inbox, without …