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Gmail on the Web will make sure you have the right recipient

Gmail on the Web will make sure you have the right recipient

Despite the prevalence of instant messaging, group chat, and video conferencing platforms, email remains the standard of communication in the workplace, both within the same company and across different entities. The protocol hasn't exactly evolved over the decades, and users have been forced to rely on special features provided by email clients and service providers on top of the standard. Take, for example, today's update to Gmail on the Web that will help make sure employees and organizations send the right emails to the right persons.

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1Password and Fastmail team to launch spam-fighting Masked Email feature

1Password and Fastmail team to launch spam-fighting Masked Email feature

1Password today announced that it's teaming up with Fastmail to offer a new feature called Masked Email through its browser, desktop, and smartphone apps. You'll be able to create new email accounts on the fly with Fastmail's Masked Email, allowing you to have individual emails for each website that requires you to create an account. Not only does that offer better protection against data breaches, but it can also make it easier to determine who may be selling your information for some extra cash on the side.

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ProtonMail secure email service provided user data that led to arrest

ProtonMail secure email service provided user data that led to arrest

There are quite a few Internet services today advertising absolute privacy from both hackers and government agencies, such as Signal for messaging. After Lavabit's controversial shutdown, ProtonMail rose up to become the advertised email service of choice for privacy-minded users, especially those with secrets to keep. Sometimes, however, those secrets may run afoul of certain countries' laws, which often leads to email service providers handing over data to identify users under investigation. While ProtonMail advertised privacy and security against such actions, it was apparently forced to cave in to such legal demands, leading to the arrest of climate change activists in France.

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Microsoft’s latest warning for email users: Crafty phishing

Microsoft’s latest warning for email users: Crafty phishing

A new phishing campaign was identified this week by the folks at Microsoft Security Intelligence. They've identified this campaign as widespread enough that they took action in warning the public on multiple fronts, including through the official Microsoft Security Intelligence social media account (Twitter and etc.) There they've made the process of avoiding the new threat seem relatively simple - assuming the target knows to watch for said emails.

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DuckDuckGo’s latest beta lets users generate private email addresses

DuckDuckGo’s latest beta lets users generate private email addresses

Despite advancements in detecting and filtering out nuisance email addresses, spam can still be a major problem. Even worse is when a dodgy service reveals your email address to the wider internet, potentially paving the way for everything from phishing scams to doxing. Here to help with that problem is DuckDuckGo and its latest beta offering.

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Outlook gets nifty voice features on iOS, but Android users have to wait

Outlook gets nifty voice features on iOS, but Android users have to wait

Microsoft has a new update for its Outlook mobile app that targets users who prefer speaking rather than typing when it comes to getting things done. The update brings Cortana to the app in a big way, enabling users to ask questions about their agenda, schedule meetings, and other tasks, as well as using voice to search through their emails and related content. The update is only available on iOS for now, however.

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Zoom reportedly planning to offer email, calendar services

Zoom reportedly planning to offer email, calendar services

Zoom has easily become one of the biggest buzzwords this year thanks to the surge in video conferencing use. But while future work might always include some aspect of online collaboration, Zoom might become yesterday's news as quickly as it became tech's new unicorn. Now the company is reportedly looking into ways it could remain relevant and profitable even in the distant future and it seems that it has set its eyes on conquering emails and calendars next.

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US Treasury and Commerce emails reportedly exposed to Russian hackers

US Treasury and Commerce emails reportedly exposed to Russian hackers

There has been a lot of coverage lately about the Chinese government's ability to use the likes of Huawei and ZTE to spy on the US but it seems that a different country may have successfully pulled that off instead. According to multiple sources, at least two US government agencies have had their emails snooped on by hackers who are believed to be backed by a nation-state, specifically Russia.

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iOS 14 default browser, mail get reverted after a reboot

iOS 14 default browser, mail get reverted after a reboot

iOS 14 finally brought a long-awaited feature that allowed users to change their default browser and email apps but it seems to be a bit confused about that itself. Users are reporting that settings for these apps don't seem to stick and get reset every time your restart your iPhone or iPad. While most likely a bug, it doesn't seem to bode well considering everything else that's happening with iOS 14 and Apple in general.

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OnePlus leaks hundreds of customer emails in accidental email blast

OnePlus leaks hundreds of customer emails in accidental email blast

Despite being the backbone of most Internet and even corporate communication, many consider email to be archaic and inflexible. There are many things that the format and technology don't and simply can't afford. One of those would be redacting or deleting emails that have already been sent, received, and read, a feature that OnePlus may now wish did exist considering how it accidentally revealed the emails of everyone that participated in what should have been a private and anonymous survey.

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Gmail “BIMI” verified brand logos soon: Like blue checks for email

Gmail “BIMI” verified brand logos soon: Like blue checks for email

This week Google revealed that Gmail will soon get verified brand logos to increase trust in the platform. Google's announcement appeared during Cloud Next '20: OnAir, during Productivity & Collaboration week in general. This system would bring a "brand logo" next to the standard avatar space in the top-left corner of an email message.

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Microsoft Outlook on Web finally gets Google Calendar integration

Microsoft Outlook on Web finally gets Google Calendar integration

Microsoft's online email service Outlook on Web has been updated with support for integration with Google Calendar, according to the company, making it a little more useful for those who mostly rely on Google's ecosystem. The new feature is limited to Outlook work accounts at this time, which can now be linked with Google Calendars or a personal Outlook.com account for expanded functionality.

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