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.

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According to a new blog post on Google's blog, Google will soon stop scanning emails on its Gmail email service for advertisement purposes. Gmail scans user emails on Gmail for a variety of purposes. These include to make sure that they don't contain spam or malware, but also to use the information for advertising purposes. […]


thunderbird 52.2.0

The Thunderbird team has released Thunderbird 52.2.0 today, a new stable version of the popular cross-platform email client. The new version of Thunderbird is already available through the email client's automatic update system. Most users who have it installed will have their Thunderbird client updated to version 52.2.0 automatically. Update: The Thunderbird 52.2.1 update resolves […]


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Google announced a bundle of new security features or improvements for its Gmail email service that are being rolled out currently. Three of the four new features are available exclusively to Google Suite customers, the fourth to all users of Gmail. All Gmail users benefit from better protection against malicious attachments according to Google's announcement. […]


What's going to happen to the Thunderbird email client? This was one question that most users of the desktop program asked themselves when it was revealed that Mozilla wanted to drop the program. Mozilla's intention in cutting the ties to Thunderbird were mostly caused by a desire to free up resources, and to avoid having […]


gmail unsubscriber

Gmail Unsubscribe is an open source script for Gmail to unsubscribe from mailing lists and newsletters semi-automatically. If you are not careful about who you share your email address with, chance is high that it could land in spam databases eventually. One of the main issues in this regard is that while you can be […]


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The following guide provides you with instructions on how to restore Gmail email attachments that are not properly downloaded to your devices. Mike, the Linux guy here on Ghacks, sends his articles to my Gmail account. I retrieve these emails using the Thunderbird email client, and that works pretty well usually. Recently though I noticed […]


thunderbird 52.0

Thunderbird 52.0 is out. The new version of the desktop email client for Windows, Mac and Linux devices was released on April 4, 2017 to the public. The new version of the email client is a major new releases, as indicated by the version. It replaces the previous version Thunderbird 45.8.0. Thunderbird installations and portable […]


mailstore home 10.1

MailStore Home 10.1 is the latest version of the popular email archiving and backup software for Microsoft Windows devices. The new version of the program features search improvements, and some other changes that are useful to users of the program. Existing users may run a check for updates from within the application. A click on […]


fossamail

A recent post by Moonchild, lead developer of PaleMoon and FossaMail, indicates that he is looking for a new maintainer for FossaMail. FossaMail is an open source messaging program (email, chat and news) that is based on Mozilla's Thunderbird email client. Unlike Thunderbird, FossaMail uses Pale Moon's browser core as the backend, so that it […]


attach from clipboard

Attach from Clipboard is an extension for the desktop email client Thunderbird to create file attachments from clipboard content. If you want to paste clipboard content into emails, you may be able to do so directly. The content is then added to the email body however, and not as an attachment. If you want to […]


mailstore home 10

MailStore Home 10 is the newest version of the popular email backup software solution for Windows that supports local and remote email accounts. You can use the free MailStore Home client to back up emails from desktop email programs like Outlook or Thunderbird, local email files such as Mbox, PST or EML, and also from […]


thunderbird 45.5

A new version of the popular desktop email client Thunderbird has just been released. Thunderbird 45.5 fixes several issues but does not introduce new features. The Thunderbird 45.5 release notes list six items of which two are marked as changed, and four as fixed. The new release is a bug fix release mostly; it does […]


outlook.com premium

Microsoft revealed Outlook.com Premium, a subscription-based version of its free Outlook.com email offering earlier this year. Back then, the offer was only available to select customers who took part in the beta test. The company appears to have opened the doors for sign up to Outlook.com Premium to the public recently. While limited to users […]


thunderbird cookies gmail

As you may know, I use Thunderbid as may main desktop email program. I use it with various email providers, including Gmail. Everything worked fine up until this morning. I received mails to the Gmail account and was able to browse mails and compose them as well. About an hour ago I started to get […]


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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 […]


outlook junk

If you are using one of Microsoft's emailing services, Outlook.com for instance, you may have noticed a sharp increase in spam messages that were not filed as spam in the past couple of days. The main issue here was of course that spam was not flagged properly by Microsoft so that it landed in user […]