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Helm personal email server promises perfect privacy

Helm personal email server promises perfect privacy

You don't have to be a politician or a celebrity to worry about email privacy these days, but if you're starting to eye your Gmail account with suspicion, startup Helm thinks it has the answer. The company's personal email server may look like a router, but in fact it's a standalone hub for your messages that puts security to the fore.

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Inbox isn’t Google’s only email app casualty this year

Inbox isn’t Google’s only email app casualty this year

Yesterday, Google announced its decision to discontinue Inbox by Gmail, citing the fact that many of its features are now available in Gmail proper. With that in mind, it isn't surprising to see the purge continue, and now Google has announced that it will discontinue the Gmail Offline Chrome app as well. The shut down officially happens later this year.

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Inbox by Gmail will be shut down in March 2019

Inbox by Gmail will be shut down in March 2019

Google has officially announced an end for Inbox by Gmail, something users expected following the introduction of the new Gmail experience. Inbox by Gmail isn't going away immediately -- users will have until March 2019 to decide on an alternative. Fortunately, many of the features users enjoy are available in the new Gmail.

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Yahoo Mail still scans emails to cozy up to advertisers

Yahoo Mail still scans emails to cozy up to advertisers

Yahoo is back from the dead and it’s as bad a boy as ever. Actually, it didn’t really die but just got swallowed up by new management: Oath. But now under Verizon’s ownership, the now irrelevant Internet giant has even more reason to lust after its customers’ data. And despite numerous hacking scandals and profitability problems, Yahoo just keeps on using the same futile tactics to make a buck. Like scanning users’ emails when no other email service in the US does.

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Outlook.com dark mode arrives: here’s how to activate it

Outlook.com dark mode arrives: here’s how to activate it

Earlier this month, Microsoft revealed that it was working on a dark mode for its online email service Outlook.com. The company said it would be launching it "very soon," though it hadn't provided a specific date. It turns out that "very soon" meant only a couple weeks: users can now find the new option nestled within the quick account settings menu. Here's how to enable dark mode in Outlook.com.

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Outlook.com dark mode will officially launch ‘very soon’

Outlook.com dark mode will officially launch ‘very soon’

Dark mode, a feature that changes an app or website's interface to primarily dark shades, is a frequently request among users, but one that has been relatively slow to catch on. Twitter notably rolled out a dark mode to all of its users last year and Reddit introduced its own dark theme as part of its new redesign. Now Microsoft is preparing to do the same with Outlook.com.

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Google promises it doesn’t read your email without your consent

Google promises it doesn’t read your email without your consent

Your email might not be safe from prying eyes, whether you’re using Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or Outlook. And especially if you’re using third-party email clients. A recent report revealed how some developers have no qualms about letting their employees read emails that pass through their apps. Google has responded with a blog post that explains how it has mechanisms in place to prevent such abuse. Except said mechanism doesn’t seem to protect users from such third-parties and, maybe, even from Google itself.

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Google might not be scanning your emails but third-parties are

Google might not be scanning your emails but third-parties are

Email is one of the oldest and most sacred Internet services still in use. Despite attempts to kill it, it remains the backbone of communication over the Internet and, as such, is a treasure trove of personal data. Exactly because of that, and the threat of lawsuits and fines, Google has stopped its practice of letting its employees read emails. But while the search giant has promised to be good, it doesn’t seem to enforce that same standard on third-party apps and developers who surprisingly admit letting their employees read those precious emails.

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Yahoo Mail Android Go app released alongside mobile web makeover

Yahoo Mail Android Go app released alongside mobile web makeover

Yahoo Mail is making a couple of big changes today. The first involves a redesign that makes Yahoo Mail play nice with mobile web browsers, making it easier to access your email without having to download an app first. Aside from that, Yahoo is also launching a new Android Go version of its Mail app, and it seems that the only major difference is that it cuts back on RAM, data usage, and install size.

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Gmail redesign arrives for all users in July with limited opt-out

Gmail redesign arrives for all users in July with limited opt-out

The new Gmail redesign, love it or hate it, will eventually be the default look for all users. Some people already have access to the new appearance, but many users are stuck with the current design. That'll be changing next month, Google has revealed. The company plans to make the new Gmail look available to all of its users in July, followed by a mandatory transition this fall.

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Gmail autocomplete: Turn on Smart Compose right now

Gmail autocomplete: Turn on Smart Compose right now

Users can now work with Smart Compose for Gmail right this minute - just after Google first announced the feature at Google IO 2018. This feature makes Google's machine learning smarts take a crack at guessing what you're about to type - and offering to type it for you. That means that when you're about to email your upstairs neighbor, Gmail might just suggest "Again, I don't want to nag, but I wish you'd do your gymnastics a bit earlier (or far later) than 2AM."

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New Gmail: 5 features you need to know about

New Gmail: 5 features you need to know about

Earlier today, Google announced and detailed a new redesign for Gmail. While we originally thought this redesign would solely focus on the web implementation of Gmail, it turns out that there are also some new features coming to mobile as well. In short: This redesign looks to be a massive one, with a lot of new features centered around security and ease-of-use. While all of them are important in one way or another, here are five features in particular worth knowing about.

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