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Email Aliases Are an Incredible, Sanity-Improving Hack

We’re all fighting a battle against the daily deluge of incoming emails, and one of the ways you can turn the tide—and get your inbox a little more organised—is by creating an email alias. This feature is available on email services from Google, Apple, and Microsoft, and is also useful for protecting your identity and your privacy. Read More >>

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Microsoft Claimed a Security Breach Didn’t Compromise Email Messages—It Did

A series of security reports published over the weekend have raised serious concerns about Microsoft’s transparency in the wake of a recent data breach. Read More >>

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Can You Pay Your Way Out of Email Hell?

There’s no perfect way to manage massive quantities of emails, but everybody has their preferences. Some people are Gmail purists, who might be sad to know that Google’s free supercharged email management app Inbox will stop working on 2 April. Others are Outlook devotees, who probably get the app free through work. Me, I’m a lifelong Apple Mail enthusiast. It’s not perfect. Actually, the app is pretty awful for a lot of reasons, which led me to wonder: can one pay money for a better email experience? 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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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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Microsoft Hit With a Bunch Service Outages, Again

According to several reports, Microsoft’s online services have been suffering through some pretty major outages this afternoon. Xbox Live, OneDrive, Outlook.com, Skype, Azure, and the Windows Store have all had issues letting users log into accounts. Read More >>

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Vladimir Putin Says Goodbye to Microsoft Outlook, Clippy May Be Next

On Tuesday, Moscow announced that it would begin transitioning the email software on 6,000 of its government computers away from Microsoft and toward a state-run system. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Outlook and Hotmail Users Besieged by Spam

Microsoft gave all of its email service users a glimpse into what the world of email would be like without any sort of spam filtering in place, and it wasn't pretty. Outlook and Hotmail account holders reported floods of unsolicited emails hitting them, as whatever filters MS has in place to stop the spammers failed. Read More >>

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Is This How a Hacker Got the Panama Papers?

Since the first reports of the massive Panama Papers leak, Mossack Fonseca—the company responsible for creating offshore accounts for some of the world’s richest and most powerful people—has claimed the leak was the result of an outside hack. Recent reports have pointed to an outdated Outlook login and web portal software as possibly weak security points in Mossack’s network. Read More >>

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‘Gmailify’ Gives Crappy Yahoo and Outlook Accounts Gmail Features

Google is now offering Yahoo and Hotmail/Outlook users the opportunity to “Gmailify” their accounts. It might be shocking to the Gmail-centric mainstream, but there are millions of people still using these email services. Not only do they use them—but they use them with the Gmail app their iOS and Android devices. Read More >>

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10 Tricks That’ll Make You an Outlook Master

Outlook on desktop was starting to look outdated, but the colossus of email clients has found new life on mobile and web—and there’s more to the software than you might think. Whether you use the desktop client every day or have been dabbling in the new apps for iOS and Android, here are our favourite tricks for getting more from Outlook. Read More >>

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Nine Free Web Apps to Replace Your Desktop Software

A few years ago, trying to move to an online-only existence wasn’t a practical option, but now long-serving web apps have grown more powerful and you can now do almost everything in a browser that you can do on the desktop (albeit in more limited form). Here’s our current picks for the best online apps out there. Read More >>

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Microsoft is Slowly Buying Its Way Onto Your Smartphone

Like a penny-pinching extreme couponer, Microsoft has an eye for good deals—especially wonderful productivity apps for iOS and Android. In its latest mobile app bargain, Microsoft is reportedly buying Wunderlist, a well-loved to-do list app, which would basically make Microsoft the unofficial monarch of mobile productivity. Read More >>

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We Talked to a Man Who is Actually Excited About Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook has the distinction of being one of the world’s most widely used email and calendaring systems — and the one that arouses the most profound indifference in its users. So we found the only person in our office who is non-ironically excited about the updates to Outlook that Microsoft announced this week. Read More >>

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Outlook for iOS and Android Looks Like Acompli and That’s Great

Well, that didn't take long. After Microsoft bought the hit email app Acompli last month, they turned it around pretty quickly into an official Outlook app for iOS and Android. Outlook joins Office as Microsoft continues its mobile software push beyond Windows Phone. Read More >>