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Google quiz tells you how likely you are to fall for phishing – and it’s pretty scary
Receiving phishing emails or texts is never fun. We all get them and, hey, most of us will be caught out too at some point. But how likely are you to fall for a scam? That’s what a new quiz, designed by Google’s Jigsaw team, hopes to find out.... Read more
New EU GDPR Rules All But Ends Unsolicited Email Marketing in Europe, and Everywhere Else
Europe’s new rules on data have had a devastating effect on businesses that rely on email marketing, according to a new report just published by CNBC. The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) hasn’t even been in effect for a month, but according to the newly published... Read more
US Supreme Court Set To Rule Against Microsoft In EU Email Privacy Case
Supreme Court appears unconvinced of Microsoft’s defence for non-disclosure of EU stored data. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and tech giant Microsoft have been embroiled in, an at times, bitter legal dispute over access to data (mostly emails) stored in data centres overseas, in this case, the European... Read more
Gmail To Include Phishing Warning
Android devices to warn users of potential attacks. Following the events of the past week involving a high-speed worm that traveled the net as a Google Doc, the company has a new announcement for its users. Gmail for Android will now have a warning feature that lets users know... Read more
US Judge Rules Google Must Hand Over Foreign Emails
A top U.S. judge has ruled that Google, unlike Microsoft, must comply with FBI search warrants for emails held on its servers outside the United States. The decision diverges from a federal appeals court that came to an opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft. The law that... Read more
Moscow Dumps Microsoft

Moscow Dumps Microsoft

EmailNews September 29, 2016

Moscow has announced that it is to begin moving the email software on thousands of the city’s computers away from Microsoft towards home grown options. The city is to start by removing Microsoft Exchange server and Microsoft Outlook on 6,000 computers. According to a report by, email systems... Read more
98M Russian Email Accounts Hacked
Just when everyone likes to point this finger at Russian hacker groups for some of the recent major-scale data breaches, the tables have turned. According to research by Leaked Source, (kind of like the Russian equivalent of Yahoo) was breached and around 98 million users’ email and password... Read more
Ray Tomlinson, Inventor Of Email, Passes Away @ 74
The inventor of modern email as we know it today, and the man who chose to use the @ symbol to connect usernames and addresses, has died of a suspected heart attack, aged 74. A spokesperson for the Raytheon Company, Mike Doble, where Tomlinson still worked as a principal... Read more
Yahoo Mail Goes Password Free
So it looks like the next time you log in to your Yahoo Mail account from a smartphone, you might not need your password… Instead, you might just need “Account Key.” In the month that Yahoo Mail turns 18, users of Yahoo Mail can now check their email using nothing more... Read more
Leak Unveils Microsoft “Flow”
The tech and software industry is buzzing after a new email app by Microsoft called “Flow” was leaked on Tuesday (May 19, 2015). Yesterday, the first screenshots unveiling the app leaked. The software giant has yet to announce the app, but a new download page – “Microsoft Confidential” –... Read more
Office 365 Can Now Tackle Bigger Files
There’s good news for Office 365 fans: email files, once limited to 25 MB, can now be as large as 150 MB, an important file jump for users who need to send a photo slide deck, PowerPoint presentation, or other graphics-heavy content. Users have always been able to reap... Read more
Mailbox For Ipad In The Works
When I first got wind of Mailbox, the new mail app for the iPhone, in February, my curiosity got the better of me (as it usually does). Truth be told, I have had no issues with the default mail app on the iPhone and the iPad. The hype surrounding... Read more
Windows 8 May Cut Off Gmail Users
When big companies launch into the horse race of attracting the public audience, the users of their products either benefit through amazing deals and products that provide stellar services or they can be caught in-between and feel the squeeze as the consumers of Microsoft and Google are feeling these... Read more
Crowdfunding Initiative Launched for Improving Linux Email
Email has been for long the Achilles heel for Linux. The open source operating system has been growing in leaps and bounds, with new distributions being released from time to time. However, it has not been able to offer the kind of email experience people have become accustomed to... Read more
Microsoft Repairs Hotmail, SkyDrive and Outlook Glitches
Several of Microsoft’s services experienced outages recently. Users trying to access Hotmail, and SkyDrive saw error messages reporting that something was wrong with them. Microsoft was quick to react to the situation and worked on repairing the glitches which caused the outage in the first place. They were... Read more
Dropbox Expands With New Mail Venture
US-founded file sharing company Dropbox has strengthened its portfolio by acquiring yet another business. After buying photo cloud storing service Snapjoy in December, Dropbox has now sunk its teeth into another new arm for the business, by purchasing budding email management app, Mailbox.   Developed by Orchestra Inc, Mailbox was... Read more Fastest Growing Email Service
The early indications for Microsoft’s rebranded email service are good. They have managed to notch up over 60 Million active users in the 6 months following last summer’s launch. That makes the fastest growing email service ever. Those figures could be interpreted as a little misleading however, as a... Read more
Microsoft Hotmail Officially Becomes
Out with the old and in with the new, as Microsoft closes it’s doors on Hotmail. Dropping its well known email provider after establishing its user base for 15 years may sound like risky business, but Microsoft is planning to make it up to it’s faithful Hotmail users as... Read more