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Google Says It Doesn't Go Through Your Inbox Anymore, But It Lets Other Apps Do It Google Says It Doesn't Go Through Your Inbox Anymore, But It Lets Other Apps Do It

Millions of people use third-party apps in conjunction with their Gmail accounts, and hundreds of millions of messages flow through the service on a regular basis. Last year, Google itself vowed to stop scanning users’ personal emails for data-driven advertising gold but it reportedly is still giving outside apps the…

Does the New Gmail Feel Horribly Slow, Or Is It Just Me? Does the New Gmail Feel Horribly Slow, Or Is It Just Me?

Google graced us with a fancy, new Gmail.com last month, and like, great! It’s nice to have new stuff to play with, including a snooze option that should have arrived ages ago, and a smart replies feature I’ll try out but probably never consistently use. But there is one thing about the redesign that’s driving me…

Gmail Now Writes Emails for You Gmail Now Writes Emails for You

Emails take too long. Well, at least according to Google, which is why on Tuesday at Google I/O, the company announced a new Gmail feature called Smart Compose. The feature allows for artificial intelligence to auto-fill information in the emails you compose in an effort to cut down on the time spent typing up…

Google’s Most Advanced Security Features Now Work With Apple’s Built-in iOS Apps Google’s Most Advanced Security Features Now Work With Apple’s Built-in iOS Apps

Google launched its Advanced Protection Program last fall to help secure the accounts of people who are especially at risk of being hacked. Advanced Protection allows journalists, activists, and election officials to lock down their email with hardware keys (a USB key for laptops and a Bluetooth key for phones) and…

Why Snoozing Emails Is a Terrible Idea and What You Should Do Instead Why Snoozing Emails Is a Terrible Idea and What You Should Do Instead

Did you get the new Gmail update yet? (If not, see if there’s a Try the new Gmail option on the web settings menu.) One of its major new features is the ability to snooze emails, something we’ve seen in various apps (like Inbox) before. We’re here to tell you why snoozing is bad, why you should avoid it, and what to…

Google Tasks Is a Barebones (But Effective) To-Do App That Makes Gmail More Useful Google Tasks Is a Barebones (But Effective) To-Do App That Makes Gmail More Useful

Google may have paused development on Allo, but it seems the company can’t quite quit its habit of churning out apps just to keeps the wheels moving. Today it launched Google Tasks on Android and iOS, which actually rises above Google’s overloaded app cycle thanks to a clean UI and handy integration with Gmail and…

All the New Features Coming to Your Gmail that Seem Actually Useful

Google has officially announced the new look that’s coming to Gmail.com after images of its redesign leaked a few days prior. The revamp brings with it, besides a much-need paint job, some long-awaited features that users could only get through third-party email clients.

Worrying New Gmail Scheme Makes It Seem Like You're the One Sending Spam Worrying New Gmail Scheme Makes It Seem Like You're the One Sending Spam

Getting rid of spam is a never ending game of cat and mouse. Just as soon as email hosts figure out how to thwart spammers’ latest tricks, the spammers come up with new ways to fill your inbox with junk you don’t want.

PSA to Yahoo and AOL Users: Your Emails Can Be Scanned for Targeted Advertising PSA to Yahoo and AOL Users: Your Emails Can Be Scanned for Targeted Advertising

If you use AOL or Yahoo for email, you should be aware that a recent change in the privacy policy of Oath—the umbrella company that controls both services—now allows your emails to be scanned and the information used for targeted advertising.

There Might Be a New Self-Destructing Message Feature in the Gmail Revamp There Might Be a New Self-Destructing Message Feature in the Gmail Revamp

Earlier this week, news leaked about Google’s plan to revamp Gmail sometime in the next few weeks, and from what we’ve seen so far, it looks pretty good. The interface seems cleaner and more intuitive to use, and a new sidebar on the right should make multi-tasking easier too.

Leaked Images Suggest Gmail's Redesign Is Going to Be Very Attractive [Updated] Leaked Images Suggest Gmail's Redesign Is Going to Be Very Attractive [Updated]

Yesterday, Google sent out an internal email to G Suite administrators announcing a new design for Gmail on the web sporting a “fresh, clean look.” Images of the presumed redesign were then leaked to Android Authority before appearing on Imgur late last night with key info redacted via large black blocks. And now…

Google's Quest For Dominance Continues With New AMP Formats For Email and News Google's Quest For Dominance Continues With New AMP Formats For Email and News

Google is rolling out a bevy of new open-source Accelerated Mobile Page tools for developers this week, coming in two flavors: AMP for email and AMP Stories. While anyone who reads news online might have already seen AMP articles, these new tools have the potential to shape what people see and do online in Google’s…

The Original Gmail Was Garfield Mail The Original Gmail Was Garfield Mail

Back when a brand-new company called Google was getting its first trickle of angel investment from the likes of Jeff Bezos and others, early netizens could already use a service called G-mail in 1998. Mainly, it was used by fans of a certain obese, lasagna-loving cartoon cat.

Report: FBI Failed to Warn U.S. Officials Targeted by Russia's Fancy Bear Hackers Report: FBI Failed to Warn U.S. Officials Targeted by Russia's Fancy Bear Hackers

As Russian hackers affiliated with the Fancy Bear cyber-spying unit were attempting to break into the Gmail accounts of “scores of U.S. officials” in recent years, the FBI failed to notify almost any of them that they were being targeted, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.

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

How Google Is Stopping Phishing Attacks from Unverified Apps 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…

How to Back Up All of Your Online Accounts Offline 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…

Google Says It Will Stop Scanning Your Emails to Serve Ads 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.

5 Uses for Gmail Beyond Sending Boring Old Regular Emails 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 a far better alternative than security nightmares like YahooMail. Yet Gmail, despite the name, isn’t just a great platform for email.

The Best Add-ons For Protecting Your Gmail Account 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…

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