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How to Clean Out Your Gmail Account and Start Again From Scratch

When Gmail showed up in 2004 with its overwhelmingly generous 1GB of free space for everyone, we never thought we’d have to delete an email again—but even though that free space is now 15 times what it once was, email is more burdensome than ever. Read More >>

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How Google Is Stopping Phishing Attacks from Unverified Apps

Google is stepping up its effort to block phishing attempts that use app permissions to gain access to users’ Gmail accounts. These phishing attacks invite users to grant an app permission to manage their Google account—which lots of safe apps do, too—and then exploit those permissions to take over an account or send spam. Read More >>

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How to Back Up All of Your Online Accounts Offline

Big fans of the cloud as we are, there’s no doubt relying solely on keeping your stuff stored remotely is a risky strategy. Accounts get hacked. Companies fold. And if you don’t have backups of your most precious Snapchats and Gmails, then they can disappear in a puff of data center smoke. Here’s how to make sure you’ve got local copies of everything. Read More >>

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Google Says It Will Stop Scanning Your Emails to Serve Ads

Gmail is free, in part because Google has always scanned the contents of users’ inboxes in order to serve targeted ads. It’s a sleazy business model, but Google certainly isn’t alone: Most other free email services (and, hi, social media platforms) do the same thing. Read More >>

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5 Uses for Gmail Beyond Sending Boring Old Regular Emails

Even if you don’t personally use Gmail, someone you know does. The service is perfect for people who need an email address independent of their work one, and far better alternative than security nightmares like YahooMail. Yet Gmail, despite the name, isn’t just a great platform for email. 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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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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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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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 >>

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Why Inbox is Much Better Than Gmail

Inbox by Gmail has been around for almost two years, and while it continues to exist alongside Gmail, it’s easy to see that Google engineers see Inbox as the email app of the future. New features are being added on a regular basis, and with each one, it’s slowly becoming smarter and easier to use. Here are five reasons you should consider switching to Inbox right now. 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 >>

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Russian Hackers Have 270 Million Email Logins, Including Gmail and Yahoo Accounts

It may be a good time to update your email password. A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials — including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo—are circulating among Russian digital crime rings. Read More >>

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How to Make the Most of Gmail’s Hidden Labels

Gmail is all about labels and search, not folders—and alongside the custom labels you can name and color yourself, there are several hidden ones built into Gmail to help keep your messages organised and prioritised. Here are the ones you need to know about, and how you can use them. Read More >>