Google Gmail Terms Of Service

Google admits just how much it scans our Gmail

By on April 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Google admits just how much it scans our Gmail

Even though Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign against Google might have been a flop, it did raise some legitimate questions on behalf of users who might not be comfortable with Google’s algorithms scanning their private emails for frequently used keywords that it would use to sell more targeted ads. The Guardian brings us word that Google has issued an update to its Gmail terms of service where it explicitly lays out how it scans your emails and how it uses the data it gathers from them. More →

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Gmail Insert Photo Feature

Gmail just got a lot better for smartphone users

By on April 15, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Gmail just got a lot better for smartphone users

Google on Tuesday announced that Gmail is getting a brand new feature that should definitely be appreciated by photographers who mainly use their smartphones to take pictures. Google’s email app will now let users insert their images faster in their emails when using the desktop version of Gmail, as long as their phones are configured to automatically back up photos on Google+. More →

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Gmail Help

5 great tricks every Gmail user needs to know

By on April 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM.

5 great tricks every Gmail user needs to know

Google changed the game when it launched Gmail almost exactly 10 years ago. The service offered a terrific minimal interface, plenty of storage and best of all, it was free. Gmail has evolved quite a bit since then, of course, and it now includes tons of new features that attempt to improve the user experience. Google has added so much to Gmail over the years, however, that there is probably a laundry list of great features that you don’t even know about. More →

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Gmail New Features Leaked

Killer new Gmail features revealed in leaked build

By on April 3, 2014 at 11:20 AM.

Killer new Gmail features revealed in leaked build

It seems like a long time ago, but having email used to be fun back in the mid-’90s because so few people were on the Internet and it was mostly just used as a tool to communicate with your friends and family. Now, however, email has become one of the most annoying features of modern life since we have to constantly block businesses and organizations that have somehow got hold of our email address and are now spamming us with offers. When Gmail launched 10 years ago, it seemed to give us a brief reprieve from our email blues by giving us a simple way to send and receive messages through a clean user interface and with a top-notch spam filter to help keep unwanted junk from reaching our inboxes. More →

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Gmail 10 Year Anniversary

It’s been 10 years since Gmail changed email forever

By on April 1, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

It’s been 10 years since Gmail changed email forever

Ten years ago today on April Fool’s Day 2004, Google launched Gmail, the game-changing email service that was anything but a joke. When Google launched Gmail, it revolutionized the way people use email. It launched with 1GB of free storage and encouraged people to archive e-mails instead of deleting them. This was a major improvement over the 2MB limit on Hotmail, which frequently forced people to decide which emails to delete when they hit their limit. More →

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Google Gmail Email Snooping

Google denies snooping on Gmail users to hunt down leaks

By on March 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM.

Google denies snooping on Gmail users to hunt down leaks

Responding to allegations from TechCrunch former editor Michael Arrington that Google had accessed his Gmail email address to trace a leak from inside the company, the search giant said this week that it didn’t do so, and that it doesn’t employ such practices, Re/code reports.

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Gmail Email Snooping

It’s not just Microsoft: Apple and Google can also read your emails

By on March 24, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

It’s not just Microsoft: Apple and Google can also read your emails

People concerned with online privacy had a field day last week when it was discovered that Microsoft accessed a French blogger’s Hotmail account and read his emails in order to assess his involvement with an alleged theft of Windows trade secrets. As numerous reports pointed out, Microsoft’s Hotmail and Outlook.com terms give the company the right to access and read users’ emails, and bloggers lashed out at Microsoft as a result. As it turns out, however, Microsoft isn’t the only tech giant that reserves the right to read your private correspondence. More →

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Gmail Encryption For All Messages

Google will now encrypt every single message you send through Gmail

By on March 20, 2014 at 1:54 PM.

Google will now encrypt every single message you send through Gmail

Google is starting to get serious about making sure your Gmail messages are secure. The company announced on Thursday that it is making all Gmail messages go through an encrypted HTTPS connection that will prevent anyone else from reading them but their intended recipient. Google has made HTTPS its default setting for users since 2010 but it’s apparently decided to make it the only option in the wake of the massive NSA spying scandal revealed by leaker Edward Snowden last year. More →

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How To Unsubscribe To Emails Gmail

You’ll soon be able to unsubscribe from any marketing email in your Gmail inbox

By on February 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

You’ll soon be able to unsubscribe from any marketing email in your Gmail inbox

The days of endless marketing spam are finally coming to an end. ITworld reports that Google is finally ready to roll out its handy unsubscribe button, a link appearing at the top of any promotional email which will prompt your Gmail account to automatically send a message to the sender and request your removal from the list of recipients. The additional link should streamline a tedious process which has plagued email users for years. Google believes that with the unsubscribe link prominently displayed at the top of the email, users will refrain from marking every unwanted message as spam. When a sender is repeatedly sent to the spam folder of hundreds of recipients, Google begins to take notice, and the offending business could be penalized. In the end, the new tool could be a win for both marketers and consumers.

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Gmail Hack Discovery

How to tell if your Gmail account was hacked

By on January 31, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

How to tell if your Gmail account was hacked

The recent breach of Yahoo’s Yahoo Mail servers is the latest in a string of high-profile hacks that have taken center stage in the tech media lately. It seems that no service is safe from malicious hackers, who constantly come up with terrifying new ways to steal your data. Of course it’s not just wide-scale hacks we have to be afraid of — our various online accounts are always at risk. Google’s Gmail service is hugely popular so it’s often a target for hackers on the prowl. And considering how awful our passwords often are, hacking into Gmail isn’t always much of a challenge. As Tech2 noted on Friday, however, there’s a pretty easy way to find out if your account was hacked without waiting for your friends to email you asking why you’re suddenly peddling Viagra on behalf of a shady Vietnamese pharmacy. More →

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How To Stop Gmail Google+ Email

Google just made it so strangers can email your Gmail account – here’s how to stop them

By on January 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Google just made it so strangers can email your Gmail account – here’s how to stop them

Google on Thursday unveiled a new Gmail feature – emailing Google+ users whose email address you actually don’t know. Moving forward, Gmail will suggest Google+ connections as recipients when a user composes a new email, without revealing the recipient’s email addresses to the sender until the recipient either replies to the email or follows the sender. While some Gmail users may welcome the feature, others may see it as a privacy threat… and of course Google has enabled it by default. Thankfully, there’s a way to prevent random Google+ strangers, companies or services that may abuse this feature from emailing you using solely your social network profile.

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How To Get Rid Of Gmail Pop Up Window

How to free yourself from Gmail’s pop-up compose window

By on September 18, 2013 at 4:40 PM.

How to free yourself from Gmail’s pop-up compose window

Gmail’s pop-up windows for composing emails have been fairly polarizing among many longtime Gmail users who would like to see Google bring back the old full-screen composition view as the default option. Those users are in luck, however, as CNET reports that there are two new Chrome extensions that do for Gmail what many Windows 8 apps did for Microsoft’s operating system: They restore a beloved feature that many feared was gone for good. Both the Classic Gmail Compose extension and the Retro Compose for Gmail extension bring back the old full-screen compose page and they do so while playing “nice with other Gmail extensions as well as Gmail’s new inbox tabs,” CNET says. If these extensions catch on, it will be interesting to see if they spread to Firefox, Internet Explorer and other browsers.

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Gmail Inbox Ads

How to stop Google from spamming your Gmail inbox with ads

By on July 24, 2013 at 1:55 PM.

How to stop Google from spamming your Gmail inbox with ads

Earlier this week, Google adopted a new strategy and is now placing targeted advertisements in the inboxes of Gmail users. The company is rolling out a redesign of the Gmail interface that separates mail through different tabs, such as Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums. In what appears to be an effort to increase revenue from its hugely popular service, Google is also placing advertisements disguised as emails under the new Promotions tab. Naturally, users aren’t happy with the company’s new policy — but luckily, there is a simple way to get rid of the new ads. More →

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