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GoDaddy Buys Email Marketing Firm Mad Mimi

GoDaddy announced on Wednesday that it has acquired email marketing company Mad Mimi, whose offerings have been geared toward small businesses. GoDaddy’s efforts of late have also been focused specifically on small businesses, so boosting its email marketing efforts for the segment seems like a no-brainer. Mad Mimi founder and CEO Gary Levitt said, “We built Mad Mimi with a …

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Gmail Takes Security Precautions Related To New Non-Latin Character Support

Last week, Google announced that it started recognizing non-Latin characters in email addresses, opening up the ability for users to send and receive emails in more languages. By doing this, however, they were potentially opening the door to more spam slipping through the cracks courtesy of bad actors using sneak character combinations. Google isn’t letting this happen though. The company …

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Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the illegal images, which officials subsequently found in the man’s OneDrive account. This …

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Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail

Earlier this year, we learned that Google was adding an unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails. Eventually, many of us started seeing the feature in action. In fact, I’ve been seeing it for so long now, I forgot Google never actually announced it. That’s changed now. The company announced the feature in a Google+ update today: Email is …

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Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Wow, this is a big one. A first reported by The New York Times, Hold Security discovered that a Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords combinations and over 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites “including household names and small Internet sites”. The Times reports: Hold Security would not name the victims, citing nondisclosure agreements …

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Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses

Google announced that Gmail will now recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters, so suers can send emails to, and receive them from, people how have such characters in their addresses. Believe it or not, half way through 2014, this still hasn’t been a thing. Gmail software engineer Pedro Chaparro Monferrer says, “Whether your email address is firstname.lastname@ or …

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Google Doesn’t Watch for Most Criminal Activity in Your Email, Just Child Porn

Feel free to sell someone some drugs or plan a burglary (Google’s own words) with your Gmail – Google isn’t looking for that kind of criminal activity. Yes, Google is scanning your email, but it’s only to spot child porn (and serve you ads, of course). You probably heard that a Texas man was arrested and charged with possession of …

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Infographic Dives Into How People Use Email

My.com recently put out this infographic as an “open letter to email,” which provides a plethora of interesting stats about how and when people use email. Marketers, take note. “In addition to getting feedback from myMail customers, we are always interested in how email impacts our daily lives. We asked 1000 internet users in the USA about their email habits,” …

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Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages

It’s hard to believe that in July of 2014, Gmail doesn’t already support every language, but Google announced that it now supports thirteen more. The new languages are: Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala, and Zulu. “Email is a universal way to communicate,” says Ian Hill, Senior Project Manager on …

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Goldman Sachs Wants Google to Delete an Accidental Email [UPDATED]

Update: Google has reportedly complied with Goldman Sachs’ request. “Google complied with our request that it block access to the email,” said a Goldman spokeswoman“It has also notified us that the email account had not been accessed from the time the email was sent to the time Google blocked access. No client information has been breached.” Original: There’s a pretty …

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Microsoft Outlook Web App Hits Android

Microsoft announced that a native Outlook Web App (OWA) is now available for some Android phones. The company first announced its intention to bring the app to Android in March at the Microsoft Exchange Conference. The current release is considered a pre-release version. Senior product marketing manager Steve Chew explains, “During this pre-release, we’ll be gathering feedback, fixing bugs and …

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Here’s A Guide To Email Blacklists

A recent report from Epsilon found that email open rates in the fourth quarter of 2013 were up year-over-year. In order to get opens though, you have to reach people in the first pace. That means avoiding blacklists. Return Path has a new infographic based on findings from analysis of sixteen months of blacklisting events affecting large email senders. The …

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