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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.

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.

How To Use a USB Stick To Securely Log In to Gmail How To Use a USB Stick To Securely Log In to Gmail

If you’ve configured two-step verification for your Gmail account, rather than checking your mobile for codes you can plug in a verified USB stick instead. You can carry it wherever you go, and of course, it doesn’t lose battery or signal. According to Google, it also offers better protection against phishing attacks.…

How to Add Social Media Links to Your Gmail Signature How to Add Social Media Links to Your Gmail Signature

You don’t have to settle for a staid, text-only signature for your Gmail account: with a little image manipulation and the help of Google Drive, it’s possible to insert images and even links to your social media accounts (or any other part of the web). Here’s how to set it up in a few minutes.

Yahoo Mail Now Manages Your Entire Gmail Account Too Yahoo Mail Now Manages Your Entire Gmail Account Too

Yahoo has added a new feature to its Mail app that allows you to integrate your entire Gmail account into the webmail service — even enabling you to search and find attachments.

How to Use Gmail and Inbox Together How to Use Gmail and Inbox Together

Google developed two very good email clients for the web, Android, and iOS, but you don’t have to choose between them. It’s possible to use the two apps together, taking advantage of the best features from both to power through your overflowing inbox. Here are some tips on how to do it without getting in a complete…

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