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Google Apps Gets More Gmail Security

Google announced that it has added some security-related features for email in Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education. These include mail routing, delivery controls, SMTP relay, attachment compliance, and TLS encryption of message content. Mail routing, delivery controls, and the SMTP relay service, Google says, will let you control the flow of information to and from your company with …

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Yahoo Mail Gets A New Android App

Yahoo announced the release of a new Yahoo Mail Android app to follow the recently launched iOS version. This includes new news, search, weather, sports, video, and Flickr features. In a Tumblr post, Yahoo Mail senior product manager Andrew Molyneux writes: A couple of weeks back when we launched the new Yahoo Mail for iPhone, our goal was to put …

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Shutterfly Congratulates You on Your Non-Existent New Baby

Popular photo printing company Shutterfly has learned the dangers of mass emails the hard way, and has been forced to apologize after congratulating a bunch of new parents on their recent bundles of joy. What’s wrong with congratulating new parents via email? Well, nothing–if the person is actually a new parent. Today Shutterfly told me that I recently had a …

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Infographic Looks At Email List Hygiene

According to Experian Marketing Services, email is still the top communication channel for marketers with 97% of marketers collecting email addresses through various channels. Email deliverability, however, has been a major problem, according to the firm. “Despite significant effort placed on well-crafted and strategically designed campaigns, many marketers still struggle to reach the consumers’ inbox,” says Experian’s Erin Haselkorn. “According …

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Microsoft Adds New Features To Outlook.com

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the addition of new Advanced Rules, new Undo functionality, in-line replies, and more personal messaging. It calls its advanced rules the most sophisticated rules in webmail. Users can create multi-condition and multi-action rules, and set their inboxes to organize automatically. Advanced rules can be combined with existing rules and customized. There are some optional conditions that …

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Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed contacts are in order of most recent chats. The new version also includes recent conversation snippets and a new contact …

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Google Trends Adds Email Notifications

Google just announced that it’s adding email notifications to Google Trends. You can subscribe to any topic, hot searches for any country, or any U.S. monthly top chart. You can also get notifications about search interest in any topic. “I’m a Liverpool F.C. fan, so I set up a subscription to get notifications about searches for the team,” says Google …

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Report Finds Email Open Rates Up Year-Over-Year

Epsilon recently released its Q4 2013 North America Email Trends and Benchmarks report. It found an increase in email open rates compared to Q4 2012. They were consistent from quarter to quarter. It also found that 62% of new subscribers were “unengaged” with marketers’ email programs during the quarter. This, the firm says, highlights a need for marketers to work …

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Email Marketing Best Online Channel For ROI [Report]

Econsultancy has released its 8th annual Email Marketing Industry Census, based on what it says is the largest UK survey of email marketers. It finds that revenue from email has increased by 28% in one year. 68% of companies rated email marketing as “good” or “excellent,” making it the best-ranked channel compared to SEO, content marketing, paid search, online direct …

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Gmail Turns ‘Promotions’ Tab Into A Visual Shopping Experience

Google has introduced a new Gmail feature that lets users turn their “Promotions” tab into a more visual, almost Pinteresty shopping experience. This is one at least minor improvement to the current state of Gmail for email marketers. The introduction of the Promotions tab and the tabbed interface in general is something a lot of markers have had to struggle …

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Microsoft Launches Skype For Outlook.com For All Users, Adds HD Video Calling

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that Skype is now available from Outlook.com for users all over the world. Last summer, the company announced availability in the U.S., U.K., Brazil and Canada. They’ve also added HD video calling for PC users, improvements to call notifications and support for Safari on Macs. “With Skype for Outlook.com, you can easily connect with your Skype …

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Nobody Was Using Facebook Email, So It’s Going Away

Remember back in 2010 when Facebook launched the social inbox and Facebook email addresses for users? Mark Zuckerberg said at the time, “This is not an email killer.” He meant it. The company is now retiring the @facebook.com email address for users, and is forwarding any email sent to the user’s Facebook address to their primary email address used for …

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