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There’s a Chatbot That Will Waste the Time of Email Scammers

I've never really used chatbots for anything serious, just to test them out when my job demands it. Unless a customer service AI can deal with my problems better than the humans they hire to half arse the job, I'm not interested in talking to one. But I'm all for using them to talk to other people and waste their time, especially when those people are trying to steal my money. Read More >>

technology
How to Get All Your Emails in One Place

Dealing with the daily deluge of emails is time-consuming enough without having to waste precious minutes jumping between browser tabs or apps to check all of the accounts you’ve signed up for. These are the tools and tricks you need to bring all of your messages together into one place. Read More >>

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The Best Add-ons For Protecting Your Gmail Account

There’s no doubt Google runs a tight ship as far as security goes, if you’re hacked using Google services its usually (but not always) because of something you did, not Google. If you want to keep your emails on Google’s services more secure you’ll need to do more than just enable two-factor authentication. You need to practice safe browsing, steering clear of sites and emails that could steal your info. Read More >>

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You’ll Soon Be Able To Use Apps In Your Work Gmail

Google has announced a new feature on its G Suite developer blog that will allow app creators to integrate features of their products directly into work-Gmail. Read More >>

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In France, You Really Can Tell Your Boss to Fuck Off on the Weekend

What’s that? It’s 9pm on a Sunday night and your boss just sent you an email, subject line “URGENT”? Read More >>

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How to Use Gmail’s Labels To Keep Your Inbox Neat and Tidy

Labels are Gmail’s secret weapon that let you organise your inbox on your own terms. Once they’re set up, they do most of your message processing automatically and make it easier to skim through your inbox. If you’re not using labels in Gmail yet—or not using them with any kind of method—here are 6 ways you can start organising your inbox immediately. Read More >>

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Could Yesterday’s NHS Email Meltdown Have Generated As Much Data as the Large Hadron Collider Does In Over Two Months?

Yesterday was a bad day for Britain's National Health Service. The NHS's entire email system was crashed when an IT Contractor in Croydon accidentally sent a test email to all 1.2 million members of staff. Read More >>

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NHS Email System on its Knees As ‘Reply All’ Chaos Hits 1.2 Million Staff

Think you're having a bad Monday? An IT guy carrying out work for the NHS is currently being ripped to shreds by his colleagues -- and millions of Twitter users -- after kicking off a small chain of events that reportedly concluded with the entire system crashing. Read More >>

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The Voice of AOL’s ‘You’ve Got Mail’ is Now an Uber Driver

Well, this is a surprising development. Elwood Edwards, the guy who voiced AOL’s iconic “welcome” and “you’ve got mail” phrases, is now an Uber driver in Ohio. Read More >>

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Yahoo Employee Katie Couric Uses Gmail Instead of Yahoo Mail

Wikileaks published the third instalment of hacked emails from Hilary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta on Tuesday. Although the trove of messages doesn’t include any bombshells near the level of Donald Trump’s lewd remarks about women, the hacked emails do include a few surprises. Read More >>

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Yahoo Mail Tries to Lock-In Users by Binning Forwarding

If you're in the middle of transitioning away from Yahoo either because of its ties with BT or all that business about hacking, it's about to get a little harder -- the company has decided to stop letting users auto-forward messages to alternative accounts. Seemingly to just make it hard for people to leave. Read More >>

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Five Ways to Make Gmail Even Better

Gmail is one of the best email apps available, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. Luckily, there are lots of handy plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions that can add extra features to Google’s email service. Here are five of our favourites that make managing our Gmail inboxes even easier. Read More >>

money
An Email Scam Cost One of Europe’s Biggest Companies £33 Million

Earlier this month, Leoni AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wires and electrical cables, informed investors that the German company lost almost 40 million euros (or about £33 million) to online scammers. Today, we finally know how: according to investigators, the thieves simply spoofed emails to look like official payment requests, a tactic known as “CEO fraud”. Read More >>

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How to Tell If Someone Is Tracking Your Emails

Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It’s a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you’re actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking. Read More >>