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Inbox By Gmail Shuts Down on 2nd April

If you're a Google fan, you're probably pretty used to things you use shutting down. Inbox by Gmail is the latest app to get 'sunsetted' (Silicon Valley's wanky way of saying 'cancelled'), closing down on the second of April. Read More >>

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How to Make Sure Important Emails Stay Out of Your Spam Folder

The algorithms guarding our inboxes have now developed to the stage that spam is usually kept at bay, but these auto-sorting processes aren’t perfect yet—if you’re not regularly opening up your spam folder to check on your email provider’s accuracy, you could well be missing some genuinely useful messages that you need to see. Read More >>

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Woman Locked Out of YouTube, Gmail and Twitter for Having Same Name as Pop Star

Meghan Trainor, 45, has been an exhibiting artist and performer for more than 15 years. She’s worked in 3D printing, brain-computer interface, robotics and medieval technology. Drone metal outfit Earth is her favourite band and, this week, she was locked out of her social media accounts for 'impersonating' Meghan Trainor – that is, herself. Read More >>

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Google Is Adding Excellent Right-Click Features to Gmail

“Google is making changes to Gmail” is not a phrase we’re used to hearing without a shudder going up our spine. But this time around, we’re feeling pretty good about it. Read More >>

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9 Cool Tricks for Outlook.com That You Can’t Do in Gmail

For years Gmail has ruled the land of web-based email services, but slowly and surely Microsoft has been making Outlook.com a force to be reckoned with. We’re not yet at the stage where we can confidently declare Outlook.com is superior to Gmail for your online email checking—but what we can say is here are nine cool tricks for Microsoft’s webmail service that Gmail can’t quite match. Read More >>

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Google Is Killing Inbox—Here Are Some Alternatives

Bad news for fans of innovative email systems: Inbox by Gmail is shutting down, less than four years after it first saw the light of day. If you’re a deeply invested Inbox user, where can you find the same sorts of features and tools beyond next March? We’ve got some ideas. Read More >>

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Gmail Will Soon Let You Turn Off Those Damn Smart Replies

The Wall Street Journal spoke with numerous Gmail users who are a little weirded out by the now-fully rolled out Smart Reply feature that scans your email for context and suggests three potential replies. Among the anecdotes about awkward interactions and giving up our personhood to the machines, the piece also revealed that Google will soon make the feature optional on desktops. Read More >>

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Google Says It Doesn’t Go Through Your Inbox Anymore, But It Lets Other Apps Do It

Millions of people use third-party apps in conjunction with their Gmail accounts, and hundreds of millions of messages flow through the service on a regular basis. Last year, Google itself vowed to stop scanning users’ personal emails for data-driven advertising gold but it reportedly is still giving outside apps the ability to snoop through inboxes. Read More >>

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Does the New Gmail Feel Horribly Slow, Or Is It Just Me?

Google graced us with a fancy, new Gmail.com last month, and like, great! It’s nice to have new stuff to play with, including a snooze option that should have arrived ages ago, and a smart replies feature I’ll try out but probably never consistently use. But there is one thing about the redesign that’s driving me absolutely crazy, even if it’s just a temporary issue. The new Gmail feels incredibly slow, and it’s not just me—is it? Read More >>

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Gmail Now Writes Emails for You

Emails take too long. Well, at least according to Google, which is why today at Google I/O, the company announced a new Gmail feature called Smart Compose. The feature allows for artificial intelligence to auto-fill information in the emails you compose in an effort to cut down on the time spent typing up mindless messages. If typing emails is truly one of the bane’s of your day-to-day existence, this feature is here to alleviate that stress. Read More >>

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Google’s Most Advanced Security Features Now Work With Apple’s Built-in iOS Apps

Google launched its Advanced Protection Program last fall to help secure the accounts of people who are especially at risk of being hacked. Advanced Protection allows journalists, activists, and election officials to lock down their email with hardware keys (a USB key for laptops and a Bluetooth key for phones) and requires users to go through a verification process to get back into their account if they lose their keys. Read More >>

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Why Snoozing Emails Is a Terrible Idea and What You Should Do Instead

Did you get the new Gmail update yet? (If not, see if there’s a Try the new Gmail option on the web settings menu.) One of the major new features it brings with it is the ability to snooze emails, something we’ve seen in various apps (like Inbox) before—we’re here to tell you why snoozing is bad, why you should avoid it, and what to do instead. Read More >>

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Big Changes Hit Gmail Today – Here’s All The New Features

Oh god, change! Is there anything worse than when something you use every day is changed by the developers and it upsets your routine? Yes, it's unpleasant - and today that sensation will be hitting users of Gmail, as Google's mail client is undergoing its biggest revamp in years. But don't worry - though it looks scary and different, it might not actually be that bad. In fact, some of the features sound positively great. So here's a run through of what to expect. Read More >>

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Worrying New Gmail Scheme Makes It Seem Like You’re the One Sending Spam

Getting rid of spam is a never ending game of cat and mouse. Just as soon as email hosts figure out how to thwart spammers’ latest tricks, the spammers come up with new ways to fill your inbox with junk you don’t want. Read More >>

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PSA to Yahoo and AOL Users: Your Emails can be Scanned for Targeted Advertising

If you use AOL or Yahoo for email, you should be aware that a recent change in the privacy policy of Oath—the umbrella company that controls both services—now allows your emails to be scanned and the information used for targeted advertising. Read More >>