Archive for the ‘Email’ Category

Feds Need A Warrant To Search Email

June 19, 2007

“Remember just last week we were looking at a court case that was trying to work out whether social networking messages were more private than email? Well, now a federal appeals court has strengthened the privacy of good old email as well. It turns out that federal investigators need to obtain a warrant before they can go snooping through your email.”

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Google E-mail For Universities

June 13, 2007

“Google is expanding its empire into universities – with entire campus e-mail networks switching over to using Google’s e-mail service.

This will give the internet company a “relationship for life” with students – who can carry on using these e-mail addresses after graduating.

Trinity College Dublin has switched to Google’s e-mail – with other universities considering such a switch.

Google is also offering students online tools to use in their coursework.”

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Five Of The Largest ISPs To Start Charging For Guaranteed Delivery Of Their Emails

June 8, 2007

“Five of the largest ISPs in the US are to start charging businesses for guaranteed delivery of their emails, in a bid to combat spam.Goodmail Systems, which provides a service called CertifiedEmail, has signed up Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable’s Road Runner and Verizon as customers. Emails certified using the system are marked with a blue ribbon to show they come from a trusted source, thus bypassing spam filters – a privilege that will cost the sender a quarter of a US cent per email.

The voluntary scheme is aimed at large corporations and financial institutions whose mass mailings are most likely to be spoofed and caught in spam filters. Not-for-profit groups will be able to use the service for roughly a tenth of the commercial rate.

Goodmail’s chief executive, Richard Gingras, said: “With spam and phishing hitting historic highs even in the last six months, we have seen the limits of technologies which attempt to filter out the bad email. Consumers want their email system to let them know which email is real and safe to open and act on.””

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GMail Attachments Double to 20MB

May 22, 2007

“Google’s GMail attachment size has been doubled, from 10 MB to 20 MB, meaning you can now send bigger files in one email.The service may not be live yet, and it has been pointed out that most of the other email services won’t support your receiving 20 MB worth of attachments, unless the person you’re sending an email to has a premium email account such as Yahoo Mail Plus. I guess you’ll just have to stick with emailing 20 MB worth of attachments to other GMail users, for the time being. Google is often the first mover to increase size restrictions for its free email service. Yahoo recently increased its free email storage capacity to support an unlimited amount.

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Yahoo: Unlimited Email For Everybody!

March 28, 2007

Does anyone actually use Yahoo Mail anymore?

“Yahoo Mail will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary shortly, and they REALLY want to celebrate. Everyone that has a Yahoo mail account will be offered unlimited email storage starting May 2007, rolling out to all users over a couple of months.”

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Check other POP3 email accounts within Gmail

February 10, 2007

Yep, you read that right.  Login to Gmail, go to settings, then accounts, and you should see “Get mail from other accounts”, allowing you to check your other email accounts through your Gmail interface.

Personally, I’m not into giving them access to absolutely everything, but there are still hordes of people out there that still believe Google isn’t evil and they’re more than willing to let them get their hands into anything and everything.