Items tagged with Email

Google will soon be cracking down on spam emails sent to Gmail accounts. The company announced the upcoming changes in October of last year, remarking new protections were coming to provide a safer, less spammy inbox. Anyone who has ever had an email account has probably encountered their fair share of spam emails... Read more...
The holiday season is upon us, which means a barrage of sales on services and products as people find themselves in the gift-giving mood. It's also a time for feasting, and not just on turkey and ham—like nasty little cockroaches and termites, scammers come out of the woodwork during the holiday season in hopes of... Read more...
Microsoft recently patched a zero-click privilege escalation vulnerability within Microsoft Outlook, tracked as CVE-2023-2339 and rated a 9.8/10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). Left unchecked, this vulnerability could allow a threat actor to capture sensitive information from any user account that... Read more...
Scams in some form or another have been around for ages, and certainly through the majority of the computer era. They employ different rouses and have different goals, but one thing that binds many of them is they rely on victims letting their guard down. One that is making the rounds right now hopes to achieve this... Read more...
Phishing attacks employ various methods to trick users into handing over sensitive information, such as login credentials. Over time, as users have become more suspicious and email clients, web browsers, and IT departments have implemented anti-phishing measures, scammers have had to get creative and devise more... Read more...
At more than 20% of the worldwide market share in email servers, Gmail, Google’s e-mail service, is currently the number one provider of email on the planet according. As such, Google actually updates the system fairly frequently, and the coming months will be no different—Gmail is getting a makeover and it looks... Read more...
You’ve got mail! Upon opening and reading an email, it is almost as if someone is looking over your shoulder and making notes about how you are reading, where you are, and what time you saw the email. However, email should be more private than it is, so privacy-focused company DuckDuckGo is introducing “email... Read more...
When sending an email or message to someone, it is nice to know that the receiver got the message and read it. This is why we have read receipts in text messaging that gives senders a checkmark to say the receiver got the message. However, email clients for the most part do not have that functionality, at least not... Read more...
In the rush to plug up security holes and introduce new features, it is not uncommon for Microsoft's updates to inadvertently break things. We have covered numerous instances of this over the past several weeks. Here is one more you can add to the pile—there is an apparent bug in Microsoft's Mail and Calendar app that... Read more...
The psychics at Microsoft are working on implementing a predicative text feature to the web version of Outlook. As you begin composing an email, the feature will attempt at what you most likely are aiming to write, and will "suggest words for phrases" that you can quickly input if applicable, or of course ignore if... Read more...
Microsoft is taking additional steps to protect users and organizations from a phenomenon known as a "Reply All Storm" in Exchange online. The company first launched Reply All Storm Protection for large organizations in 2019, and protection is now rolling out to Office 365 globally. A Reply All Storm is something that... Read more...
As we have said before, these are challenging times as we all adapt to the reality of a deadly virus and keeping our distance from one another to slow its spread. Making matters worse, nefarious actors are pouncing on the opportunity to spread malware. This means you need to be extra cautious about falling for a... Read more...
These are tough times for sure, and to make matters worse, a hacking group managed to infiltrate an email service in Italy and swipe the personal data of more than 600,000 users. The data, which is said to include plaintext passwords and contents of email messages, is for sale on the dark web for between 0.5 and 3... Read more...
Google has announced a change for Gmail that will allow users to send emails as attachments. The update enables users to drag and drop the email they want to attach to their new message. Another way to attach an email to a new email thread is to select the emails with the check boxes on the left of messages and... Read more...
For anyone who uses IFTTT (If This Then That), a free web-based service to create chains of simple conditional statements via applets, be aware that Gmail integration is about to be broken in a big way. Simply put, every IFTTT action and trigger for Gmail will stop working at the end of the month, save for "Send and... Read more...
Google has already given its popular Gmail service a visual and functional overhaul, having refreshed the design in April of last year. It's also steadily been adding new features, such as Smart Compose and a native offline mode. Perhaps even better, Google is adding more options to the right-click context menu in... Read more...
In a letter sent to US lawmakers, Google reaffirmed its policy of allowing third-party app developers to access private information belonging to Gmail users, so long as the developers are upfront about the data they are collecting. It comes with the territory of allowing third-party apps to integrate with Gmail, as... Read more...
Are you concerned about who might be reading your emails? You should be, especially if you allow third-party app developers to access your Gmail account, as many of them request. A recent report highlighted the extent of which third-party app developers can access private information, prompting Google to respond with... Read more...
Google is continually making improvements to its Gmail service, and more recently it introduced a couple of new features that many people will find handy. One of those is native offline mail support so that users don't have to rely on third-party software or any special extensions, and the other is Smart Compose, a... Read more...
Security researchers are warning anyone who uses PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) or S/MIME for email encryption to disable the scheme in their email clients right away, and to uninstall tools that automatically decrypt PGP-encrypted email, due to a security flaw. They've discovered a critical vulnerability dubbed EFAIL that... Read more...
Microsoft has added new features to Outlook on Windows, Mac, web, and mobile devices. The software giant says that the changes are meant to help users manage their time and keep important stuff up front where it is easy to find. There are new features coming to Outlook for iOS and Android devices soon to help connect... Read more...
Google has rolled out the long-awaited update for Gmail that users will find quite interesting. One of the main goals in the redesign was to allow users to do more without leaving their inbox. This means you can now do open photos and other attachments without having to open the email or scroll through long... Read more...
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