Tell Us Your Worst Reply All Horror Story

There is no good outcome if you hit "Reply All" when you meant to reply to just one person. There are just varying degrees of humiliating consequences, from suffering the indignity of your coworkers simply thinking you suck at email all the way to getting fired for accidentally telling the entire company your boss had… » 11/21/14 3:52pm Today 3:52pm

Even the 19th Century Had Needy Nigerian Prince Scams

We've all received that email at least once before. A kind prince/princess/spambot in Nigeria has millions of dollars, and better yet, they want to split it with you. Just hand over your social security code and wait for them to arrive on American soil. As the above newspaper clipping shows, these types of scams were… » 11/14/14 5:27pm 11/14/14 5:27pm

Would You Let This AI App Answer Your Email For You? 

Would you let a robot respond to your mail? Well Less.Mail just announced an artificially intelligent piece of software that will do just that. It comes in the form of an Android app called Less.Mail, and it's currently available by invite-only. It's an interesting idea, but it must be a nightmare to execute. » 10/27/14 2:17pm 10/27/14 2:17pm

7 Tips to Unlock the Potential of Google Inbox

Google is busy sending out invites for Google Inbox, so if you haven't yet been granted access then you should be let in soon. Inbox takes a whole new approach to email, so you might find yourself disoriented to begin with—here are seven key features that show off the potential of Google's new email messaging system. » 10/27/14 11:53am 10/27/14 11:53am

Inbox First Impressions: Potentially Awesome But Not Quite There

When the news broke yesterday of Google's new Inbox app, my initial reaction was skeptical. How many times has an app tried to "solve" email? Inbox is Google's way of helping you organize the typhoon of greetings, promos, invoices, and discussions that beg for your attention. And after using it for a while, I can see… » 10/23/14 12:07pm 10/23/14 12:07pm

Mailbox for Mac Arrives In Beta Today To Redeem Your Email

Back in April, Mailbox promised it would be bring a beta version of its popular mobile email client to Mac. Today, it delivered on that promise. Users who've signed up for the public beta as well as select Mailbox users will be given access to the beta in a rollout process. The team hasn't announced any firm date when… » 8/19/14 12:58pm 8/19/14 12:58pm

How to Use the Infinite Number of Email Addresses Gmail Gives You

One trick you may or may not have picked up about Gmail is that you can add in periods anywhere in the front part of your address and it makes no difference whatsoever: john.smith@gmail.com works just the same as johnsmith@gmail.com. What's more, you can add a plus sign and any word before the @ sign (e.g.… » 7/27/14 4:36pm 7/27/14 4:36pm

Should Your Family Get Access To Your Online Accounts When You Die?

It's a question that will eventually—hopefully not soon!—confront you, me, and every other person reading this: Should our loved ones gain access to our digital lives, from email to Instagram to financial accounts, after we die? A cadre of state-appointed lawyers are creating a bill that would allow for just that. » 7/16/14 12:56pm 7/16/14 12:56pm