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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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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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