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Hotmail Replaced With Outlook.com: Smart Brand Decision? Hotmail Replaced With Outlook.com: Smart Brand Decision?
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Earlier this week, Microsoft launched Outlook.com to all users. This is a webmail offering that launched in in preview last year, but now all Hotmail users are being transitioned to the new experience. We took a closer look at the …

Valentine’s Day ‘Scroogled’ Video Has A Google ‘Cyborg’ Reading People’s Mail Valentine’s Day ‘Scroogled’ Video Has A Google ‘Cyborg’ Reading People’s Mail
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As you may know, Microsoft recently resurrected its “Scroogled” campaign against Google, attacking Gmail in the latest round. More on the campaign here, but the premise is basically that Microsoft wants Gmail users to be aware that Google serves them …

StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes
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Update: There are reports of some phishing scam emails going around based on the email described in this article, though I currently have an email in my inbox, which appears legit. I’m reaching out to StumbleUpon for additional info. Either …

Yes, Facebook May Owe You $10; That Email Isn’t a Scam Yes, Facebook May Owe You $10; That Email Isn’t a Scam
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Million and millions of U.S. Facebook users received an email last weekend that read LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION – just like that, in all caps. It says that “a federal court authorized this notice,” and that it’s …

Gmail Now Has a Bunch of New Emoticons (Yay?) Gmail Now Has a Bunch of New Emoticons (Yay?)
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Google has just given you the ability to make your emails much cuter or much more annoying, depending on who you ask. Gmail has just added over 1,000 new emoticons for your smiling, frowning, and winking pleasure. Before the big …

If You Get an Unsolicited Email from the FBI, It’s Not the FBI If You Get an Unsolicited Email from the FBI, It’s Not the FBI

The FBI does not send unsolicited email. That’s the simple message behind a press release just issued by the government agency. They were forced to put out this release because many residents in the state of Mississippi have received a …

Microsoft Uses “Scroogled” Ads To Attack Decade-Old Gmail Feature Microsoft Uses “Scroogled” Ads To Attack Decade-Old Gmail Feature
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Microsoft is at it again with a new “Scroogled” campaign (you know, the ads where Microsoft attacks Google for things). The whole thing is a promotion for Microsoft’s Outlook.com. The basic premise is that Google serves you ads in Gmail …

Parents Sent to Sex Site Thanks to Typo in School Email Parents Sent to Sex Site Thanks to Typo in School Email
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Shock! Horror! Impending lawsuits! Parents of children who attend one of the many schools in the Chicago Public Schools system were inadvertently directed to a soft-core adult site, after the school system sent out a mass email containing one slightly …

Congrats Everyone, We’re Winning the Battle Against Spam Congrats Everyone, We’re Winning the Battle Against Spam
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Have you noticed that you’ve been receiving less emails about cheap, offshore financial opportunities and penis pills? No, spammers haven’t just decided to leave you alone. What you’re seeing is the decline of spam emails in general, worldwide. Kaspersky Lab …

Google Adds Features To New Compose Box Google Adds Features To New Compose Box

Google announced today in a brief Google+ post that Gmail users can now add labels and stars to messages from the new compose box. Gmail1 hour ago Add labels and stars in the new composeYou can now add labels and …

Email Opens Are On The Rise, Mobile Is Only Helping Email Opens Are On The Rise, Mobile Is Only Helping
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For email marketers, it sometimes doesn’t seem that it’s getting any easier to get your message delivered to people in their inboxes. Major webmail offerings like Gmail will often bury legitimate, opt-in email messages in the spam folder (and that’s …

Yahoo Mail Redesign Is Now Upon Us Yahoo Mail Redesign Is Now Upon Us
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About a month ago, reports came out that Yahoo was getting ready to launch a big redesign of Yahoo Mail to better compete with Gmail. That day has now come. The redesign was announced by CEO Marissa Mayer herself. “Email …

Gmail Labs Features Graduate To Actual Features Gmail Labs Features Graduate To Actual Features

Gmail has some new official features, as in experimental “Labs” features, which have graduated into actual features. Google announced as much in a Google+ post: Gmail1 hour ago Send and archive, Quote selected text and Default reply to all graduate …

ECPA Clears Senate Committee, Will Go To Vote Next Year ECPA Clears Senate Committee, Will Go To Vote Next Year
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Sen. Patrick Leahy’s ECPA amendment is an important one. It would require the authorities to obtain a warrant before pilfering emails. The current bill allows the authorities to access email with only a subpoena if the email in question is …

Microsoft: Gmail Users Prefer Outlook.com Microsoft: Gmail Users Prefer Outlook.com

There’s no cool blind taste test site or video with some guy walking up to random people and shoving such an offering in their faces, but Microsoft is once again saying that most users prefer its product to Google’s. This …

Google Improves Google Drive Integration In Gmail Google Improves Google Drive Integration In Gmail

Google announced a new integration of Google Drive into Gmail today, enabling users to easily add files from Google Drive to email messages. From the compose box, you will find a button with a Google Drive icon, which will enable …

Should Law Enforcement Be Required To Obtain Warrants When Snooping Through Email? Should Law Enforcement Be Required To Obtain Warrants When Snooping Through Email?
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Senator Patrick Leahy was one of the good guys back in September. He was proposing a rewrite to the 26-year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act that would require the feds to obtain a warrant to read your email. The Justice Department …

No, You Don’t Have a New Facebook Profile; It’s a Scam No, You Don’t Have a New Facebook Profile; It’s a Scam
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Another day, another email scam that uses Facebook to trick unsuspecting users into visiting a shady pharmaceutical site. If the word “another” is confusing you, let’s just say that this style of scam isn’t making its first lap around the …

Gmail Launches In Cherokee (GWY) Gmail Launches In Cherokee (GWY)
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Today, Google announced the launch of Gmail in its 57th language. In March of last year, Google added Cherokee to the list of languages for search, and now the language, also known as GWY, is available for Gmail. Both include …

Twitter Wants You to Email Tweets to Your Non-Twitter-Using Friends Twitter Wants You to Email Tweets to Your Non-Twitter-Using Friends
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Twitter just gave users a whole new way to share their favorite tweets. Rolling out over the next few weeks, Twitter.com will feature an option that allows users to share a tweet by email, even to recipients that aren’t Twitter …

Gmail Adds Some More Search Improvements Gmail Adds Some More Search Improvements

Google announced today that you can now search for emails by file size in Gmail. To do so, you would enter queries in formats such as: “size:5m” or “larger:5m”. Gmail will also let you search for emails, based on when …