When I started using the first iPhone, one of the biggest annoyances I can remember was the inability to delete the recently e-mailed list in the Mail app. If I had e-mailed someone on Craigslist, or replied to a newsletter to unsubscribe, the e-mail address was then stored on my iPhone indefinitely. Every time I began to compose an e-mail by entering a recipient, I would have to look at the recent list, full of e-mail addresses I'd never need again.
The only way to reset the recent list at that time was to restore your iPhone and set … Read more
If you don't know what Goatse is, I'm not going to tell you. You'll just have to google it on your own, preferably when you're not at work and preferably with the incognito setting on your browser turned on. Everyone else can gather around as we marvel at one of the weirdest Indiegogo projects to ever top its funding goal.
You have less than two weeks left to pledge $50 to get your very own Goatse.cx e-mail address. Your personal @goatse.cx address will work with your existing Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or Outlook.com account using the "send as" feature built into those mail programs. Reply e-mails will return to your regular account. The Goatse.cx administrator will maintain a forwarding service as well.… Read more
If you are like me, you ignore most of the messages you receive from your various e-mail subscriptions -- the spam you asked for -- but you are loath to unsubscribe from any because every now and then one of these e-mails will include something important, interesting, or financially advantageous. With Unroll.me, you get a cleaner inbox and better way to manage your e-mail subscriptions. You'll still receive all of your e-mail subscriptions but in a much more digestible form.
Here's how it works:
Head to the Unroll.me site and choose Gmail/Google Apps or Yahoo … Read more
Using SSL encryption with Web-based e-mail services offers enhanced security over snooping, especially when connected over public Wi-Fi networks (think McDonald's, Starbucks, or the public library).
Gmail blazed the SSL path for Web-based e-mail several years ago and Hotmail followed suit, but Yahoo offered SSL only for logins, not the entire session. If you're a Yahoo Mail user, you'll be happy to know that SSL is now supported for the entire e-mail session. Here's how to turn on SSL for your Yahoo Mail account:
Step 1: Go to gear icon in the upper right-hand corner and … Read more
The latest update to the Gmail app (4.2.1) for Android has provided some welcome new features, like pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-delete. But another useful feature you might not be aware of is hiding check boxes.
To select multiple e-mail messages in Gmail for Android, you have to tap the tiny check boxes to the left of each message. If you miss the check box and tap the message instead, the message launches and you have to go back to the conversation list and try again. Luckily, there's a Gmail setting that will remove the check boxes entirely, and … Read more
A new revamp of Facebook Messages is pointing the way to let people buy access to your inbox on the social network.
In a "small experiment" starting today, Facebook said it'll be evaluating the "usefulness of economic signals" to determine what messages, from those with whom they have no connection, might be relevant to a given user.
"This test will give a small number of people the option to pay to have a message routed to the Inbox rather than the Other folder of a recipient that they are not connected with," Facebook … Read more
The man targeted in "Operation Hackerazzi" is now behind bars.
Hacker Christopher Chaney was sentenced to 10 years in prison today by U.S. District Judge James Otero, according to the Associated Press. Chaney pled guilty to hacking into dozens of celebrities' e-mail accounts and posting their private information on the Internet. Among his victims were Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, Simone Harouche, and Renee Olstead.
"It's hard to fathom the mindset of a person who would accomplish all of this," Otero said, according to the Associated Press. "These types of crimes are … Read more
As with most e-mail clients, Apple's Mail program supports multiple accounts so you can access all of your e-mail from one program, and as such it is not uncommon for people to have different accounts configured for work, home, and other activities that they would like to keep separate. While convenient in some respects, there are times when composing messages using multiple accounts can have you redundantly selecting the account to send from.
By default Mail should use the current selected account as the "From" account when replying to a message, so managing replies or forwarding messages … Read more
Yahoo Mail just got a facelift.
The longstanding e-mail service underwent a revamp to focus on faster access to e-mail, fewer distractions, and an easier-to-use interface. Yahoo also worked to keep the look consistent throughout a variety of platforms, whether it's on the Internet, Windows 8, iPhone, or Android. The changes were announced today by CEO Marissa Mayer on Yahoo's blog.
Regardless of Yahoo's broader struggles, its e-mail service remains a popular one and a default address for many individuals. As a result, it continues to be a crucial element to sustaining traffic.
"Since it's … Read more