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.

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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Thunderbird, powered by SoftMaker, is a custom version of the popular email client featuring enhancements that come all in the form of extensions. Thunderbird 45 and 45.1 were released recently by the team of volunteers that kept and keeps Thunderbird alive ever since Mozilla decided to get rid of the Thunderbird project. This new version […]


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Windows Live Mail 2012 users who use it to connect to Microsoft's Outlook email service receive emails from Microsoft currently that state that they won't be able to use the solution anymore come June 30th, 2016. Windows Live Mail is a free email client by Microsoft that Microsoft made available as part of the Windows […]


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If you have updated the desktop email client Thunderbird to version 45 which the team released recently, you may have noticed several changes that may affect how you are using the application. One of those changes affects the compose window, and there specifically what happens when you tap on the Enter-key to create a new […]


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MailStore Home is a popular email backup and archiving software for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Today's update brings a massive version jump from MailStore Home 8.3 released in September 2015 to MailStore Home 9.7. The version jump can be explained by the integration of a large number of new features, and reintegration of MailSsore Home […]


thunderbird 45.0

Mozilla has released an update to the desktop email client Thunderbird that brings the version of the program to Thunderbird 45.0. It is a major update of the application which has been on life support ever since Mozilla decided to hand over development to the community in 2012 and use freed up resources for other […]


outlook.com premium

Outlook.com Premium is currently available as a pilot project by Microsoft; means, only invited users get a chance to test the service before it will be rolled out to everyone. Microsoft revealed little about the service, only that it would reintroduce custom domains on Outlook.com. Users invited to the test pilot of Outlook.com Premium find […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]