Google announced back in February 2016 that it planned to improve Gmail security by adding new security indicators to the service. One of the improvements was the introduction of a new red question mark icon in place of the profile photo, avatar or blank icon to highlight unauthenticated emails. Google announced yesterday that the roll […]
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Gmail, or Google Mail, is a free web-based email service by Google. Users can create free Gmail accounts that they can then access via the official website of the service or from programs that support Pop3 or IMAP connections. Gmail is also included as the main mail service on the majority of Android phones.
The service launched in 2004 as an invite-only service and became free to join in 2007. It retained its beta status for another two years before Google removed the status in 2009 from Gmail.
Gmail users get several Gigabytes of storage for their emails which they can increase by subscribing to additional storage that Google makes available.
A variety of features make Gmail one of the most popular email services on today’s Internet. This includes a streamlined fast web interface, a spam filter that is considered to be one of the best available, Gmail Labs, a feature were new tools are made available to a limited audience, and its security features that it shares with other Google services as it requires a Google account.
Google added two new security indicators to its email service Gmail which reveal TLS encryption support and whether the sender could be authenticated. Many popular email services, including Gmail, support TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption to protect data while it is in transit. TLS is only useful if both the sending and receiving email service […]
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 […]
Gmail is without doubt one of the better platforms when it comes to automatic spam detection and prevention. While that is the case, there are still situations where spam may slip through the cracks or where a legitimate non-spam sender is offensive or disruptive. Gmail won't block these messages by default and if you wanted […]
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 […]
Filters are a great tool to process emails automatically on Gmail. You can create filters to apply labels to filters automatically, prevent that it ever lands in spam, or forward emails automatically. To configure filters, you need to open the Gmail website in your browser of choice and sign in to your Google account first. […]
Email is without doubt not the best format when it comes to file transfers. While it works great for small files, mail server limitations prevent it from being useful for larger files. Companies like Google or Mozilla added features to their clients to use file hosting services to overcome the issue. This works by uploading […]
Update: From what has been gathered so far, it appears as if this is not a new hack, and that the list may have been created from different sources. Google has posted an official response. According to the company, the data dump was not the result of a security breach. Today's big news is the […]
For many Internet users, email is still the number one method of communicating with others. While on-the-go users may have switched to messaging and video chat, email is playing a big part in the life of many users. Google's Gmail service is one of the most popular services when it comes to email even though […]
Gmail users can access their account on the official website or by using first-party or third-party apps and services instead. A first party app is for instance Google's official Gmail app for Android, while Thunderbird and the mail client app of Windows 8 are third-party apps. Google announced back in April 2014 that it would […]
MailTrack is a free browser extension for the Chrome web browser that tracks if recipients have read email messages that you sent using Google's email service Gmail. The Chrome extension is available on the official Web Store and can be installed right from there. Once you have added it to Chrome, you are asked to […]
Newsletters, periodical social networking updates, information about new posts, and other automated messages that you receive regularly are either welcome information or something that you tend to ignore. I do not use email for these kind of things, as I prefer RSS for most of what I want to keep an eye on. Email newsletters […]
One of Google's primary goals, besides knowing more about you than your better half, is to integrate the company's Google+ service into its other services. Since Google+ is not as popular as Facebook, some say it is a ghost town but that has changed a bit over the past year or so, Google attempts to […]
Most email clients come with settings that allow you to define whether you want images to be displayed directly when you open emails, or not. While it is sure more comfortable if images are displayed directly, it may also mean that a third-party gets notice of that. It depends on how the image is added […]