A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials—including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo—are circulating among Russian digital crime rings.
Gmail is all about labels and search, not folders—and alongside the custom labels you can name and color yourself, there are several hidden ones built into Gmail to help keep your messages organized and prioritized. Here are the ones you need to know about, and how you can use them.
Sometimes, people don’t get your joke—and that seems to have happened to Google today. Its joke Mic Drop feature in Gmail, which muted the conversation and sent out a silly gif, seems to have caused more stresses than smiles. Now, Google has backpedalled and scrapped the prank.
If you have the default inbox view in place on Gmail, you’ll see tab headers like Primary, Social, Updates, and Promotions across the top of your messages. By simply dragging and dropping messages between tabs, you can set up customized filters for your incoming emails and make sure Gmail gets smarter at sorting your…
Gmail was practically founded on the principle of never having to delete an email again. But the service has been kicking around since 2004, and all of those old newsletters, chain emails, and special deals aren’t doing much except counting against your Google account’s 15 GB storage capacity. Fortunately, a quick…
Google is now offering Yahoo and Hotmail/Outlook users the opportunity to “Gmailify” their accounts. It might be shocking to the Gmail-centric mainstream, but there are millions of people still using these email services. Not only do they use them—but they use them with the Gmail app their iOS and Android devices.
If you’ve configured two-step verification for your Gmail account, rather than checking your mobile for codes you can plug in a verified USB stick instead. You can carry it wherever you go, and of course, it doesn’t lose battery or signal. According to Google, it also offers better protection against phishing attacks.…
You don’t have to settle for a staid, text-only signature for your Gmail account: with a little image manipulation and the help of Google Drive, it’s possible to insert images and even links to your social media accounts (or any other part of the web). Here’s how to set it up in a few minutes.
Yahoo has added a new feature to its Mail app that allows you to integrate your entire Gmail account into the webmail service — even enabling you to search and find attachments.
Google developed two very good email clients for the web, Android, and iOS, but you don’t have to choose between them. It’s possible to use the two apps together, taking advantage of the best features from both to power through your overflowing inbox. Here are some tips on how to do it without getting in a complete…
Don’t forget about Inbox, the Gmail spin-off that tries to manage most of your messages automatically. It may not have the traction of Google’s primary email client just yet, but it’s still getting new features on a regular basis—including the ability to snooze specific emails until a delivery or event date mentioned…
We all have that list of, like, ten people who email us about crap we don’t care about — or just don’t want to see. Now, with two clicks, Gmail will let you block them from ever showing up in your inbox again. This is progress!
You probably know Google Hangouts as an app that pops up in the corner of a browser tab or on your smartphone, but it’s possible to archive your messages in Gmail too—from here they can be searched, labelled and starred so you can bring up the most important ones whenever you need to.
Internal emails from the company you work for can be crucially important or a complete irrelevance—either way, being able to spot these company messages at a glance in your inbox can make a big difference to your email productivity. Here’s how to quickly set up a filter in three of the most popular desktop clients.
Gmail’s Undo Send feature gives users of Google’s free email service up to 30 seconds to change their mind on a sent email before it leaves their outbox. But a new Chrome extension called Dmail lets you send messages with a self-destruct timer—or the ability to remotely delete them whenever you want.
Gmail’s spam filters have always been pretty good, but now they’re getting a shot in the arm. Google’s rolling out its artificial neural network technology, currently used in the likes of its Search and Now apps, to help reduce the weight of unwanted email even further.
The handful of themes offered by Gmail have let you make your inbox look less like a faceless, nameless sprawl of email and more like something you actually enjoy gazing at. And now, Google has added hundreds of photos and new theme options that are going to make it look much better.