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How To Make Email Better

6 tips for making email less miserable

May 16th, 2014

God, does email truly suck. What used to be the best way to keep in touch with friends and family has now become an annoying slog, especially our work email inboxes that are overloaded with mounds of useless garbage that we’ll never get around to responding to. Financial Times writer Simon Kuper has now proposed …

How to Disable Email Address

Here’s how easily you can kill your Facebook email address

April 28th, 2014

One of the more annoying features Facebook still offers to users is a special email address that never really took off as a viable email alternative for Facebook users. While it’s not clear whether the company plans to discontinue it, what Facebook has done is to limit its use to forwarding any messages to a …

France Bans Work Email After 6 PM

France bars bosses from bugging employees with email after work hours [updated]

April 10th, 2014

While email has made our work easier in many ways, it’s also made it hard for us to really escape the office, particularly now that our smartphones are sure to remind us every time something urgent needs our immediate attention. The Guardian reports that French employers’ federations and labor unions have just signed an agreement that …

How To Stop Spam Email

Apple finally declares war on something other than Android

February 13th, 2014

A new Apple patent describes the methods the company has come up with in an effort to fight the increased number of spam messages that flood email accounts, AppleInsider reveals. According to the patent, called “Disposable email address generation and mapping to a regular email account” the system would be able to generate disposable email …

Facebook will ‘look into’ its own sneaky email switching

July 3rd, 2012

Facebook royally ticked off many of its users last week when it made their email addresses the primary ones displayed on profile pages without even asking permission. But now, Facebook is claiming that it never meant to switch its users' default email settings and is pledging to investigate just how this happened. Per PC …

Facebook changes users’ email addresses to their own

June 25th, 2012

How many people out there use Facebook as their primary email service? Although the answer is “not many,” Facebook is trying to change that by making its users’ Facebook email addresses the primary ones displayed on their profile pages. Yes, that means people looking at users’ accounts won’t see their Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts …

Sparrow for iPhone gets push notifications through jailbreak tweak

March 20th, 2012

Earlier this month, Sparrow released its gorgeous email client for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Sparrow’s mobile app features a simple Facebook-like design that is light and responsive, with support for iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and other IMAP services. Unfortunately, the app does not support POP accounts or push notifications, which are both big drawbacks …