Posts Tagged ‘Gmail’

Google Wants You to Use an Up to Date Version of Chrome

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

If you’re using Chrome 53 or an earlier version, get ready to be pressured to upgrade.

Google, just like Microsoft and probably any other company on the planet that produces software, wants you to use the most recent version of their products and not older versions. The company tries to keep Google Chrome users current through various means, but most importantly updating services that will check for and download Chrome updates automatically whenever discovered. Google announced yesterday that it plans to tighten the screws just a little bit for users on older versions of Chrome.


Gmail Search to Inform You about Matches in Spam

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Whenever I’m trying to find a missing email, the Spam folder is usually the first place I look.

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 as well as the trash when you ran a search on Gmail.


Google Inbox will soon Predict your Replies by Analyzing your Emails

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

This seems like a solution in search of a problem. If you don’t have time to respond to email, then why open an email account in the first place?

Google announced a new feature today that it is launching in Inbox by Gmail tomorrow that it calls Smart Reply. The feature is designed to predict replies to display those as options to you when you are responding to emails to improve your workflow further and reduce typing. Smart Reply has been designed to cut response times and make it less time-consuming to reply to emails in Inbox for Gmail.


How to Undo the Sending of Emails on Gmail

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

An “undo” function for emails is definitely a good idea … but it still won’t stop people from sending stuff that they regret later on.

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 you used the wrong account, or because of spelling mistakes in the email. Google introduced an “undo send” feature on Gmail’s web interface some time ago which held the email on Google servers for a short period of time before it was actually on its way to the designated destination.


Google to Drop Support for Internet Explorer 9 – What It Means

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

This might be a bit naive, but I’m kind of surprised that Google provided support for a competing browser in the first place …

Google published a reminder today on the Google Apps blog that it has ended support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. What this means is that the company will not test existing or new features on Google Apps or Gmail for compatibility with the web browser. It does not mean that Internet Explorer 9 users cannot access Google Apps or Gmail any longer, but it is likely that it will have consequences in the long run.


Deploy Honeypot Documents to Find Out about Unauthorized Access

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Here’s an interesting idea; it might not deter unauthorized access, but at least you’ll know about it …

When it comes to important documents, be they of personal nature, business related or otherwise of importance to you, it is usually best to use encryption to protect them from prying eyes. Encryption protects documents from local and remote access and is usually the best way to make sure that their contents remain protected.


Mailvelope: Use OpenPGP Encryption on Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Other Webmail Services

Monday, August 5th, 2013

I haven’t tried this myself, but it sounds like a pretty good idea …

If you prefer to use a webmail interface such as those provided by Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail, you probably know that you cannot really secure your data directly when you are using those services. The majority of popular webmail services do not support email encryption for instance which would protect the content of messages from being read by automated tools and anyone else with access.


Secure Gmail Adds Email Encryption to Google Mail

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

A month or two ago this would have seemed like overkill, but now, it’s food for thought …

With PRISM news losing momentum and shifting to Snowden’s whereabouts almost entirely, it is likely that the majority of the world population will have forgotten about it very soon. It is unlikely that anything will be done about it to prevent that data is grabbed by agencies around the world, so that users are left with protecting their data individually.


How to Use Gmail’s Email Translate Feature

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Here’s an extremely useful Gmail feature; much cheaper than hiring a translator, and more convenient than Google Translate.

Automatic email translations have been available on Google Mail for some time as parts of Gmail Labs. Users who have activated the feature in their account, were able to make use of Google Translate to translate foreign language emails directly in Gmail. The new feature is currently being rolled out, and should be available to all users in the next couple of days.