Gmail Just Made Unsubscribing From Bulk Emails Easier Than Ever

You probably still get a bunch of bulk emails, simply because it's a pain scrolling around to find the elusive "Unsubscribe" link. Gmail just solved that: now, an unsubscribe option pops up right next to the sender's address in certain types of mail. Scroll no more. » 8/06/14 12:35pm 8/06/14 12:35pm

Shutterfly Just Congratulated Hundreds of Random Users on Having a Baby

Thanks to what is either the biggest episode of I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant ever or an entirely different kind of accident, the folks over at Shutterfly have had a very busy morning. And you would, too, if you'd just congratulated hundreds of strangers on their nonexistent babies. » 5/14/14 2:00pm 5/14/14 2:00pm

Yes! This Is Exactly Why Writing Emails Is So Horrible

I have to write a lot of emails. A lot of emails. And each and every one is like a vacation to hell. If you're anything like me, you know exactly why that is, but this video from Domics sums it up so perfectly it makes want to die and never write another email again. » 9/07/13 1:00pm 9/07/13 1:00pm

FBI Documents Suggest That Feds Read Your Emails Without a Warrant

New documents from the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ offices paint a troubling picture of the government’s email surveillance practices. Not only does the FBI claim it can read emails and other electronic communications without a warrant—even after a federal appeals court ruled that doing so violates the Fourth… » 5/08/13 4:34pm 5/08/13 4:34pm

Apple Is Deleting iCloud Emails That Have the Phrase 'Barely Legal…

Something really weird is happening to iCloud emails. It turns out, Apple is straight up deleting emails sent from iCloud email accounts that have the phrase "barely legal teen" in them. Like, if you sent out an email that included that phrase in the body of the message, it would never be sent to the person. Huh? » 2/28/13 8:30pm 2/28/13 8:30pm

Are You Getting Less Spam Mail?

The Economist has a chart from Kaspersky Lab, a security firm, that shows that spam mail is on a decline. Supposedly, it's a combination of spam filters actually working, the authentication of senders and more police crackdowns on Nigerian princes. In fact, in the past year, junk mail has declined from around 80% to… » 1/24/13 8:00pm 1/24/13 8:00pm

How Researchers Stole 20GB of E-Mail from Fortune 500 Companies

Two researchers who set up doppelganger domains to mimic legitimate domains belonging to Fortune 500 companies say they managed to vacuum up 20 gigabytes of misaddressed e-mail over six months. » 9/09/11 10:40am 9/09/11 10:40am

The Most Cleverest Vacation Auto-Reply E-Mail I've Seen

How many times have you seen the generic vacation auto-reply e-mail that says "Hi, I'm going on vacation with limited access to e-mail and won't be able to respond to your message. Please contact such and such." You know damn well they're lying. » 9/01/11 10:07am 9/01/11 10:07am

How I Made a 15-Year-Old App Developer Cry

When I was 15, I was wearing baggy jeans, chasing girls and listening to hip hop. If I was 15 today, I'd probably do the same things but with skinny jeans on. Not Nick D'Aloisio. He's a 15-year-old kid who makes iPhone apps. And I made him cry. » 8/11/11 4:37pm 8/11/11 4:37pm

Brash Android Email Duo Could Prove Very Costly for Google

Who needs a "a hostile, organized campaign" to hamper Android? Google's own internal documents, now seemingly pivotal in its intellectual property court case with Oracle, are doing the job quite well already. » 8/07/11 10:00am 8/07/11 10:00am

How an Accidental Reply-All E-Mail Spawned a Super Bowl Commercial

It's a nightmare faux pas we all worry about, and that some of us have committed: The private, sensitive, or frankly offensive email that you send after inadvertently clicking "reply all." But ads, like art, sometimes imitate life. » 2/03/11 8:00pm 2/03/11 8:00pm

Why Some Emails Go Unanswered

At some point in his or her life, every person winds up being stuck in a highly uncomfortable situation involving an unanswered email. But just how do those situations develop? Here's a breakdown. » 12/07/10 10:40pm 12/07/10 10:40pm

BGR Says Last Week's Steve Jobs Emails Are Real

Last week, BGR posted a Steve Jobs email exchange in which the CEO told an irate iPhone user to "calm down." Apple said the messages were fake, but BGR is standing by his story, offering the email headers as proof. » 7/03/10 4:23pm 7/03/10 4:23pm

Apple Executive: Jobs Email Exchange Is Fake

According to a Fortune story, the email exchange between Jobs and an angry iPhone 4 users is fake. They said an unnamed "top Apple spokesman emphatically denied it". Apple hasn't officially made any public statements on the matter. » 7/01/10 7:39pm 7/01/10 7:39pm

Palm's CEO Will Email You, Too

With new Steve Jobs emails surfacing everyday, someone thought to send Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein a personal note. His chipper response is not necessarily what you'd expect from somebody who's been watching his company fall apart before his eyes. » 3/27/10 2:30pm 3/27/10 2:30pm

Why Doesn't My Email Program Have This Button?

I get a lot of emails from cruel, annoying, persistent individuals and I sometimes don't know how to deal with them. If I had this little extra button in my email program though, boy-oh-boy-oh-boy. I'd be even more passive aggressive. » 2/23/10 10:00pm 2/23/10 10:00pm

Anti-Spam Warriors Fight Botnet With Botnet

Researchers at the International Computer Science Institute and UC-San Diego have achieved 100% success rates in filtering spam from a specific botnet. The strategy? Capture the enemy, and make him talk. » 1/25/10 5:00pm 1/25/10 5:00pm

You Can Blame The French Military For Any Problems With Thunderbird 3

If you use Mozilla Thunderbird as your email client, you're in good company, as not only does the military use it, but they also contributed code to the latest Thunderbird 3. Alright, so it's the French military... » 12/11/09 5:00am 12/11/09 5:00am

Gboard is the Colorful Gmail Keyboard For Shortcuts That You Need Now

While all 69 Gmail shortcuts aren't represented on this Gboard keyboard, the 19 that do feature on the mini-keyboard are bound to be your most-used. Search, star, archives, trash—all the majors are represented in fun Google colors. » 12/04/09 5:52am 12/04/09 5:52am