Archive | Email

This is the email category containing all messaging and emailing articles, tutorials and reviews. The category includes web-based email services such as Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook or Yahoo Mail, as well as desktop-based email clients and readers like Mozilla Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook.

Electronic mail enables Internet users to exchange messages in a similar fashion as the mail system is working. Senders can compose emails in their programs, either on the web or in programs, and send them to recipients that they add to the To, CC or BCC lines of the email using email addresses. It usually takes a couple of seconds before emails arrive at their destination. Emails can contain textual contents but also attachments such as images or other files.

Email accounts are often used to verify people on the Internet, which is why malicious users often try to get access to email accounts for their malicious activities. Attacks include so called phishing attacks where emails look as if they come from an authority but are in fact forgeries that try to lure users into revealing important data such as passwords or credit card numbers

We have published a number of authentication related articles for Gmail or Yahoo Mail that try to address issues that users may encounter when using web-based email accounts.

Mozilla announced last month that it wants to get rid of Thunderbird, the desktop email client that shares code with Firefox. The details were a bit sketchy at the time, but the gist was that Mozilla wants to take away the burden from its engineers and free Thunderbird engineers from having to spent time adjusting […]

thunderbird users statistics

Thunderbird usage is on the rise according to latest usage information published by Mozilla on the official blog. The email client that celebrated its eleventh birthday on December 7 crossed the 10 million Active Daily Inquiries (ADI) mark for the first time on November 30, 2015. Mozilla measures usage by counting the pings it receives […]

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For years, Mozilla developed and maintained not only the Firefox web browser but also the Thunderbird email client. Both products were received well when they were first released and both managed to attract millions of users who use the products on a daily basis. Mozilla some time ago announced that it would remove staff from […]

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Google is rolling out a feature currently to Gmail on the web that changes how search works on the service. To sum it up, search takes into account matches found in spam on Gmail which it did not before. Previously, search only took into account all regular folders such as inbox or user defined folders […]

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Emails are sent automatically if you hit the send button after composing them normally. Once it is out, there is no way to undo the sending which may be problematic at times. For instance, if you notice that you have added wrong recipients, composed an email in anger that you should not have sent, because […]

thunderbird config editor

The email client Thunderbird lacks options to sort the order of accounts in the email client directly. It is for instance not possible to reorder accounts in the client's main pane via drag and drop. We have covered add-ons in the past that allow you to reorder accounts and folders, but there is also a […]

thunderbird calendar

Development of the email client Thunderbird was more or less restricted to maintenance and security updates ever since Mozilla made the decision to use resources for other projects and move development into the hands of the community. That was back in 2012 and while that did not really affect existing users as Thunderbird is more […]

posteo encryption

Unless you are making sure that you are using encryption when using email, chance is that your emails get read by machines and maybe also individuals as they are not protected by any means. German email service Posteo just announced an addition to the service's privacy-focused email offering that allows all users to encrypt their […]

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Email is still strong when it comes to communicating with others on the Internet, especially in business but also elsewhere. It has been around for a long time and has not changed all that much in that time especially when it comes to inbox management and how data is handled. For instance, a typical workflow […]

thunderbird lightning

Mozilla announced plans some time ago to integrate the calendar add-on Lightning natively in the Thunderbird email client. Lightning is without doubt the most popular calendar add-on for Thunderbird and in fact one of the most popular extensions for Thunderbird. The decision to ship Lightning natively with the email program moves it closer to the […]

thunderbird quick filter

Thunderbird's Quick Filter toolbar displays options to filter all messages of the current email folder in certain ways. It allows you to only display unread emails for instance, which can be very useful if the client shows unread mails but you cannot locate them in the folder which happens sometimes when senders use incorrect dates. […]

sensitive email information

The company behind the password manager Dashlane introduced a new service earlier today that scans your email inbox for sensitive information to inform you about them Sometimes, passwords or other sensitive information may be sent over email. This may be a regular occurrence at work for example depending on policies there but happens as well […]

email trackers

Many companies track emails, usually by adding small pixels or images to those emails which inform them when emails has been opened by recipients. This is done for a number of reasons from tracking responses to getting detailed information about clients (IP, location..). Ugly Email is a new extension for Chrome, a Firefox add-on is […]

thunderbird usage grows

Thunderbird's usage continues to grow according to Mozilla despite the fact that the desktop email client has been put on the backburner by the organization in mid-2012. Kent James, who is serving the chair of the Thunderbird Council currently, detailed in a blog post on Friday that Thunderbird usage continues to expand. Program usage is […]