News tagged: Email
Microsoft's premium offering for its Outlook.com email service has launched. Included with the service is support for custom domains and the elimination of ads on the site. You can temporarily get Outlook.com Premium for $20 per year. That'll rise to $50 per year soon.
A new feature in Microsoft's Cortana assistant will remind you of promises you made while communicating via email. The feature utilizes machine learning to find phrases in your email that might represent promises and commitments. It's first arriving on Windows 10.
A judge in Philadelphia has ordered Google to provide the FBI with emails stored on a foreign server. That decision breaks from precedent that was set in a case involving Microsoft's services. Microsoft successfully argued that foreign data is beyond the reach of US authorities.
Lavabit, a secure email service once used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, has relaunched. Owner Ladar Levison decided to close the service in 2013 rather than comply with a government request for its SSL encryption keys. The government wanted to spy on Snowden.
What was first rumoured, now is confirmed. The GPUs inside the new MacBook Pros are not the culprit of the recent GPU issues. Apple exec Craig Federighi told an Apple customer that the macOS 10.12.2 beta contains all the necessary fixes, which suggest that the software was the
A premium version of Microsoft's Outlook email service has launched as a preview, providing an ad-free experience and the ability to use a custom domain. Outlook.com Premium's preview is available in the United States. For now, it costs $20. It'll normally cost $50.
New malicious link warnings are now included in Gmail. When you receive a link from a known malicious site, you will be warned by Google about the possible dangers of the target webpage prior to the link bringing you to it. Google recognizes not all links will be dangerous.
For more than 12 hours, Microsoft Outlook and Hotmail users have been encountering significantly more spam in their inboxes. Microsoft says it is working on both a short-term and a long-term fix. In the immediate future, it will roll out a way to keep spam out of your inbox.
ProtonMail has moved out of its two-year beta and is now available for everyone. The encrypted email service comes from MIT and CERN scientists who've responded to the growing demand for secure, private communication options. ProtonMail features end-to-end encryption.
The inventor of email and the man responsible for the use of "@" in digital communications has died. Ray Tomlinson, a US programmer, came up with the idea for email in 1971 and the invention of email included the use of the now popular and standard @ symbol.
Emails you receive and send from/to unencrypted sources will automatically be flagged by Gmail, alerting you to the insecure nature of the messages. This move directly targets email providers which do not offer TLS encryption. Emails will be shown with a padlock icon.
Joining some other Google products, Gmail is now over the 1 billion monthly user mark. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, announced during the company's latest earnings call that Gmail had more than a billion monthly users, just like Search, Chrome, Play, YouTube, Android, and Maps.
Google's Inbox by Gmail app has been updated and the latest version of the email client comes with more intelligent search capabilities. This update makes it easier for people to find what they're looking for, such as addresses and package tracking numbers.
AOL has come out with a new mobile email app, Alto Mail, that will compete with Google Inbox and other clients. The app supports Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo and others. For the most part, it functions like a normal email app and simply provides an intuitive way to get through emails.
Google is developing messages that it can display to users when they receive emails from an unencrypted source. A joint study between Google, the University of Illinois, and the University of Michigan found encryption is on the rise, but so are efforts to undermine encryption.
Yahoo has redesigned its Mail service and made a drastic change to it by removing the need for passwords. Mail users can now stop using their password if they use Account Key, a system that works similarly to two-step authentication, but without a password.
Skype was unavailable for hours for many users on September 21 before Microsoft managed to get things under the control, but the damage was already done. To redeem for recent outage that took out Skype around the world, Microsoft is giving users free call time.
Hackers working for the Chinese government have reportedly been reading the emails of top White House officials. China has been spying on the emails since at least April 2010, according to an intelligence official and a top secret document that was obtained by NBC News.
Most people largely avoid seeing spam nowadays as a result of more advanced spam filters, but there has also been a continued decrease in spam itself. A report from Symantec says spam has hit its lowest point in 12 years, coming in at 49.7% for June.
A large class-action lawsuit has been filed against Yahoo and that lawsuit alleges Yahoo spied on user email to boost advertising revenue. US District Judge Lucy Koh has decided Yahoo must defend itself against the nationwide lawsuit. Yahoo is said to have intercepted emails.