All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Email’

Does LinkedIn Intro Give You ‘Shivers’ Or B2B Email Optimism?

LinkedIn launched a new email tool this week that is actually pretty innovative, and could have a significant impact on business to business email communications. Security experts are not sold on it, however, with one notable industry voice saying that from a security and privacy point of view, it “sends shivers down my spine.” The tool is called LinkedIn Intro, …

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University of Iowa TA Accidentally Emails Porn

This is a great lesson for any teaching assistant that sends emails from the same computer that their homemade porn stash is on–double check your attachments. Always. After a teaching assistant with the University of Iowa forgot to do just that, students in her class got quite an eyeful. The TA was supposed to send out a compressed file of …

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LinkedIn LinkedInifies Your Email With Intro

LinkedIn unveiled a new email-related product called Intro today, making use of last year’s acquisition of Rapportive. Basically what it does is show you information about people you receive emails from so you can get a better idea of who they are – right in your inbox. Right now it’s just for iPhone, and utilizes the iPhone’s Mail app. “The …

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Faking a School Shooting Alert Is an Awfully Dumb Way to Get People to Use Your New Social Network

Today, we all gather to nominate Bevii and this terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea into the Dumb Idea Hall-of-Fame. In order to promote their new startup social network, the University of North Carolina students behind Bevii decided to create an email alert to some “shots fired” on campus. Whoa-ho! Watch out! Facebook is dooooooown. Except the joke’s not funny …

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Fran Drescher Dating Inventor of EMAIL

Actress Fran Drescher stepped out with new beau Shiva Ayyadurai, at the premiere of “Bridegroom” at the Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, on Tuesday. Ayyadurai allegedly developed a full-scale emulation of a mail system he called “EMAIL” as a high school student in 1978, and copyrighted it in 1982. Drescher, 59, and Ayyadurai, 49, were …

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Square Cash Offers Ridiculously Easy (and Free) Money Transfers via Email

Back in May, mobile payments company Square teased Square Cash – free money transfers via email. At the time, it was an invitation-only service. “Forget the ATM,” said Square. Well, today’s the day – Square Cash is now live for all U.S. debit card holders. Square Cash offers free (yeah, free) money transfers via email with no account signup – …

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Yahoo Mail Gets Another Redesign (Already)

Yahoo has launched another major redesign of Yahoo Mail. This isn’t incredibly surprising, given that the last one didn’t go over all that well with users. Yahoo Mail user? What do you think of the new design? Let us know in the comments. It would seem like a refresh is just what Yahoo Mail needed after all the backlash over …

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Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts

Yahoo has been removing contacts from Yahoo Mail users’ contacts lists without the consent of these users. We received an email about it from one angry user this morning. The user included a message they received from Yahoo Customer Care, which said: Yahoo! wants to make sure your address book is filled with the most current and valid emails to …

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Frat Under Investigation After Decidedly Rapey Email Goes Viral

Georgia Tech’s Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is under university investigation and is probably going to have to do some serious image repair work after an email titled “Luring Your Rapebait” went viral. Total Frat Move says their tip line exploded after an active member at the fraternity sent out an email instructing members how to close the deal with girls. …

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Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too

Yahoo has been making headlines in recent weeks thanks to an account recycling program it implemented recently, and the apparent security issues that have come along with it. It turns out that Microsoft has pretty much been doing the same thing for years. It also turns out that there have been similar security issues there as well. Back in June, …

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Security Vet: Yahoo’s Email ‘Scheme’ Was ‘Downright Reckless’

Yahoo continues to come under fire over its recycling of old email addresses and user IDs. Back in June, the company announced its plans to give old, inactive IDs to current users who wanted better email addresses. Immediately, the plan drew a fair amount of criticism from security experts and journalists, including the guy from Wired that who was famously …

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Is Yahoo Doing Enough To Protect Sensitive Emails?

If you used to be a Yahoo Mail user, but stopped using it in favor of another service a year ago or more, there’s a chance that sensitive emails meant for you are being delivered to other people thanks to a recent move by Yahoo to give other users your old email address. Do you think Yahoo’s email address recycling …

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