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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…

The Best Gmail Clients For Your Phone That Aren't Gmail The Best Gmail Clients For Your Phone That Aren't Gmail

Gmail is a fantastic email service, and a great alternative to Yahoo, which saw 500 million user accounts hacked in 2014, and AOL, the preferred email service for Mike Pence business. If you want to tap into the power and cloud storage offered by Google’s Gmail service, but don’t necessarily like the Gmail apps put…

How to Use Gmail's Labels To Keep Your Inbox Neat and Tidy How to Use Gmail's Labels To Keep Your Inbox Neat and Tidy

Labels are Gmail’s secret weapon that let you organize your inbox on your own terms. Once they’re set up, they do most of your message processing automatically and make it easier to skim through your inbox. If you’re not using labels in Gmail yet—or not using them with any kind of method—here are 6 ways you can start…

Yahoo Employee Katie Couric Uses Gmail Instead of Yahoo Mail Yahoo Employee Katie Couric Uses Gmail Instead of Yahoo Mail

Wikileaks published the third installment of hacked emails from Hilary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta on Tuesday. Although the trove of messages doesn’t include any bombshells near the level of Donald Trump’s lewd remarks about women, the hacked emails do include a few surprises.

5 Ways to Make Gmail Even Better 5 Ways to Make Gmail Even Better

Gmail is one of the best email apps available, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. Luckily, there are a bunch of handy plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions that can add extra features to Google’s email service. Here are five of our favorites that make managing our Gmail inboxes even easier.

Why Inbox Is Way Better Than Gmail Why Inbox Is Way Better Than Gmail

Inbox by Gmail has been around for almost two years, and while it continues to exist alongside Gmail, it’s easy to see that Google engineers see Inbox as the email app of the future. New features are being added on a regular basis, and with each one, it’s slowly becoming smarter and easier to use. Here are five…

How to Tell If Someone Is Tracking Your Emails How to Tell If Someone Is Tracking Your Emails

Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It’s a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you’re actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking.

How to Revoke Pokémon Go’s Extensive Permissions to Your Google Account How to Revoke Pokémon Go’s Extensive Permissions to Your Google Account

Everyone’s stoked about Pokémon Go, but if you’re a privacy conscious player on iOS, you might not like the fact that Pokémon Go (and Ingress, for that matter) has complete access to everything in your Google account. Good news though, you can revoke that access.

Russian Hackers Have 270 Million Email Logins, Including Gmail and Yahoo Accounts Russian Hackers Have 270 Million Email Logins, Including Gmail and Yahoo Accounts

A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials—including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo—are circulating among Russian digital crime rings.

How to Make the Most of Gmail's Hidden Labels How to Make the Most of Gmail's Hidden Labels

Gmail is all about labels and search, not folders—and alongside the custom labels you can name and color yourself, there are several hidden ones built into Gmail to help keep your messages organized and prioritized. Here are the ones you need to know about, and how you can use them.

Google Realizes It's Not Okay to Prank 900 Million People Google Realizes It's Not Okay to Prank 900 Million People

Sometimes, people don’t get your joke—and that seems to have happened to Google today. Its joke Mic Drop feature in Gmail, which muted the conversation and sent out a silly gif, seems to have caused more stresses than smiles. Now, Google has backpedalled and scrapped the prank.

Tame Long Email Threads Using This Easy Trick Tame Long Email Threads Using This Easy Trick

Every now and again, we like to bring you a tip that’s been around for ages, but which may have somehow escaped your attention. Today’s case in point: the way you can highlight text in an email to automatically quote it in your reply. It works in Apple’s email clients and Gmail.

Clean Up Your Gmail Inbox Using Drag-and-Drop Filters Clean Up Your Gmail Inbox Using Drag-and-Drop Filters

If you have the default inbox view in place on Gmail, you’ll see tab headers like Primary, Social, Updates, and Promotions across the top of your messages. By simply dragging and dropping messages between tabs, you can set up customized filters for your incoming emails and make sure Gmail gets smarter at sorting your…

Safely Delete Old Gmail Messages in Bulk to Free Up Space Safely Delete Old Gmail Messages in Bulk to Free Up Space

Gmail was practically founded on the principle of never having to delete an email again. But the service has been kicking around since 2004, and all of those old newsletters, chain emails, and special deals aren’t doing much except counting against your Google account’s 15 GB storage capacity. Fortunately, a quick…

'Gmailify' Gives Dissatisfied Yahoo and Outlook Users Gmail Features 'Gmailify' Gives Dissatisfied Yahoo and Outlook Users 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.

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