Gmail

Goldman Sachs wants judge to order Google to delete mistakenly sent email

If you've ever sent an email to the wrong person by mistake, it's unlikely you've trotted off to court in the hope of securing an order from a judge to get that email deleted. Goldman Sachs, fearing a privacy breach, has done just that.

Computing

1 billion: That’s how many people have downloaded the Gmail Android app

Gmail has enjoyed a two-year reign as a the largest email service in the world. Now, we have a clear idea of how far ahead it is of the competition as its app reached the billion download mark on the Google Play Store.

Report: Google is testing a complete redesign of Web-based Gmail

Specifically designed to offer a uniform layout over multiple types of devices, Google is reported to be working on a new Gmail design that drastically changes the Web-based layout for users.

Computing

Google testing new Gmail features for improved mobile experience

Gmail may have just celebrated its 10th birthday, but that doesn't mean the developers behind the Web-based email service have been sitting around congratulating each other. In fact, it appears they've been busy working on a bunch of new features for mobile.

Mobile

Are ‘Shelfies’ the next big trend? Google adds shareable selfies to Gmail

Nope, not exactly. The Shelfie is nothing more than another joke from April Fools' Day-loving Google, but the new feature does mark the start of 10th-anniversary celebrations for the company's webmail service.

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Google researchers say hacking attacks on journalists are likely state-backed

Google security engineers say that 21 of the 25 largest news outlets in the world have been targeted for digital attacks by hackers working for or in support of state governments. Learn more here.

Computing

Gmail adds prominent ‘unsubscribe’ button to help keep your Inbox tidy

Fed up with hunting for that tiny 'unsubscribe' link buried deep in those unwanted marketing emails? For Gmail users, the link will now show clearly in the header information of a message, making the unsubscribe process a whole lot easier.

Computing

Google glitch sends thousands of emails to one man’s Hotmail account

California resident David Peck was unfortunate enough to have his email address turn up in a Google search for 'Gmail' on Friday – at exactly the same time as millions of people were experiencing issues with Google's Web-based services.

Web

Google apologizes for the software bug that took down your Gmail

Google VP of Engineering Ben Treynor has posted an explanation for the downtime across its services, while a bizarre Gmail bug has been peppering one man's account with thousands of unwanted messages.

Web

Now anyone can email you using Google+, even if they don’t know your email address

Google announced a new integration between Google+ and Gmail, and it allows people to send each other emails using Google+. It's weird and invasive.

Social Media

Google to banish Display All Images Gmail button

Google has begun to roll out a change to Gmail that, when completed sometime early in 2014, will do away with the mandatory "Display all images" button found in Gmail messages containing attachments.

Computing

Yahoo Mail fail: New update claims 97 percent of affected users have email access again

Yahoo Mail has certainly took a beating for the outages its users have had to deal with the past couple of days, but there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel. Finally.

Computing

Microsoft to Gmail users: Switch to Outlook.com with our new import tool!

Microsoft lost millions of Hotmail users to Gmail in the years following its 2004 launch, but now it wants them back. The company is rolling out a new tool that simplifies the process of switching from Gmail to its post-Hotmail Outlook.com service.

Computing

We’re winning the fight against spam, say Gmail researchers

New figures published by Google show that the vast majority of email messages now include some form of authenication, making life harder for scamming and phishing emails to break through.

Computing

Google now lets you download your calendar data – here’s how

Google is expanding a feature that lets you download your data -- and we're walking you through how to do it.

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