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Pro tip: How to undo your sent emails on Gmail

You know the feeling — just after an email is sent, you realize you’ve made a huge error. Maybe it’s a typo. Maybe you sent the note to the wrong person. Maybe you just regret sending the email itself. Luckily for Gmail users, there’s an extremely valuable add-on tool that allows you to undo sent emails. It’s… Read More

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Gmail steps up security with always-on HTTPS

Gmail users can rest a little bit easier today after Google announced that users sending and receiving email through its service will have their messages encrypted using HTTPS. Most users won’t experience much for change. Google enabled HTTPS encryption for Gmail users at the service’s launch, and made encryption the default for Gmail users in… Read More

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Apple releases update to fix Gmail problems in Mavericks

Gmail users, your Mavericks-induced suffering is over. Apple released an update to Mail.app today that should fix compatibility issues with Gmail that users have been reporting since the company released its latest major update to OS X. More specifically, Apple says that the release: Fixes an issue that prevents deleting, moving, and archiving messages for… Read More

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Microsoft builds Google Chat into Outlook.com webmail in new bid for switchers

Microsoft is integrating Google Chat into Outlook.com, attempting to eliminate one of the factors that prevents Gmail users from switching to Microsoft’s revamped webmail service. Outlook.com users who connect their Google accounts will be able to chat with Gmail users — or “friends stuck on Gmail,” as Microsoft cheekily puts it — from inside Microsoft’s online… Read More

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Microsoft ending anti-Google ‘Scroogled’ ad campaign

It looks like Microsoft is done bashing Google — for now. Late last week, Microsoft’s Director of Search Stefan Weitz told California’s KQED that the company’s “Scroogled” campaign is “about finished.” Back in November, Microsoft attacked Google’s new shopping advertising model and they even created a new word and website to prove it. Then early… Read More

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Gmail dropping ActiveSync support for new devices — Microsoft ‘very surprised’

The news over the weekend that Google’s Gmail service will be ending support for Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync protocol is a blow to Microsoft’s Windows Phone. The Redmond company’s mobile platform doesn’t support the CalDAV and CardDAV protocols that Google will be rolling out as an alternative, which means that future Windows Phone buyers who use… Read More

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The Monday blues: Gmail starts week with a big outage

About 20 minutes ago, I started encountering problems trying to connect to Google’s Gmail. And I’m not alone. A number of folks are reporting problems, with the Tweet stream lighting up with complaints. I thought the problem was fixed, since I was able to get back into Gmail a few moments ago, but then just… Read More

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Users report Gmail outage

At about 11:25 a.m. Pacific time today, my connection to Gmail failed on both my PC and my Mac. And it doesn’t look like it is just me. After posting to Twitter, a number of Gmail users also reported problems. We are tracking the situation and we will update the post as we learn more…. Read More

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Microsoft takes ‘more pointed tone’ in comedic jabs at rivals

Maybe Microsoft is secretly auditioning for a spot in the fall television sit-com lineup. Following up on its recent “Gmail Man” spoof, the company today rolled out a new online campaign featuring a new character, a behind-the-times salesman named Tad — depicting him as trying to foist outdated technology from VMware on unsuspecting business customers…. Read More

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Stats: Hotmail still on top worldwide; Gmail gets bigger

While researching this morning’s story about the latest interactive features from Microsoft’s Windows Live Hotmail, I realized it had been a while since I checked the market-share statistics for the major webmail services. I didn’t receive them in time for the earlier post, but now that they’ve arrived, the latest numbers show some interesting trends… Read More