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Q&A: Email signatures are a key business communication tool Special

According to Templafy email is an underutilized marketing tool. However, there are also a number of common misconceptions when it comes to email signature marketing. Christian Lund provides some business tips.

Should there be a right to disconnect from work email?

The concept of the eight hour working day has been challenged in many professions by advances in technology, particularly the expectation, or temptation, to check work emails. Is legislation needed to protect workers from undue stress?

Checking work email at night harms health

Modern technology has delivered many business benefits. It has also had the consequence of extending the working day and encouraging people to link into the workplace when off-duty. Checking email, for instance, is not good for mental health.

Q&A: Why businesses still face cyber risks Special

Vertek Research recently uncovered a leak that exposed over 43 million email addresses to a massive spamming campaign. Why are businesses still vulnerable to this type of attack and what can be done to protect them?

Why businesses need extra vigilance to combat phishing attacks

New research shows how today's email system has no mechanism to fully prevent spoofing. This means extra vigilance required on the part of businesses in order to combat growing sophistication of phishing attacks.

There's a vulnerability in common forms of email encryption

European researchers have published a report that outlines the discovery of a vulnerability in two very common forms of email encryption.

AI chatbot used to combat phishing by wasting scammers' time

A team of cybersecurity researchers has developed an AI chatbot that aims to waste scammers' time by responding to phishing emails. You can forward scam emails to the bot. A proxy email address will then start automatically replying the scammer for you.

Microsoft's Outlook.com Premium gets folded into Office 365

Microsoft has quietly announced the end of its Outlook.com Premium email service less than nine months after it launched. The subscription gave customers their own domain and an ad-free inbox. Some features are now being added to the regular Outlook.com.

Homeland Security forces federal agencies to secure their emails

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that federal agencies must improve their cybersecurity within the next 90 days. The decision, praised by the Global Cyber Appliance, will force agencies to use HTTPS and secure email accounts.

Gmail to rollout physical security option for executive users

Google will soon launch upgraded security options for better protection, according to a recent report. The company is boosting the email protections used to keep sensitive data safe. The changes target executives and politicians and include physical keys.

Avoid 'smiley' emojis in business-to-business emails

Beersheba - When sending out that business email, the use of a smiley face emoji and similar emoticons probably won't create a positive impression, according to new research.

Gmail is marking newsletters as spam — and users are annoyed

Gmail is reportedly marking email newsletters that users have subscribed to as spam. Some distributors of email campaigns have seen their open rates plummet in recent weeks. Google hasn't publicly announced any changes or acknowledged the complaints.

Yahoo Mail rolls out a completely rebuilt app with ad-free option

Yahoo has unveiled a complete overhaul of its web-based Mail application. The company has replaced the aging design with a clean and modern interface. It's also introduced the option of paying for a subscription that removes the ads from the service.

Gmail stops scanning your emails to personalise its ads

Google has announced it will stop scanning Gmail users for information used to personalise adverts. The company said it will bring the service inline with the enterprise G Suite version of Gmail. The decision has been welcomed by privacy campaigners.

Google announces new Gmail features to make email safer

Google has detailed its latest progress in its ongoing work to make email more secure. The company claimed its automated systems can now detect and filter out 99.9 percent of phishing emails. The statement comes after a recent high-profile Gmail scam.

Improving email security against cyber attacks

A new study aims to help organizations improve email filters. This is based on analysis as to why phishing scams are successful and how computer systems can be better protected.

Emails with capital letters in the headline get low responses

Want to get people to respond to an urgent email? There are different tactics, but one thing to avoid is completely capitalizing those urgent email subjects. This will probably negatively impact the fast response rates you actually want.

Gmail update lets you stream video attachments from the web

Google has announced an update to its online Gmail client that adds a small but potentially very useful feature. It's now possible to stream video attachments from the web, removing the need to download large files.

VP Pence used private email as US governor: report

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account for matters of public business as governor of Indiana, US media reported.

Microsoft's 'premium' subscription email service launches in U.S.

Microsoft has officially launched its Outlook.com Premium subscription-based email service. It offers an enhanced version of Outlook's online experience, including an ad-free inbox, improved sharing and the option of using a personalised domain.

World's most used email server has 'near-impenetrable' security

An open-source email server that powers communications services by providers across the world has been described as "near-impenetrable" by an independent security review. Just three minor issues were found in the server's highly complex code.

Emails sent on Mondays contain the most errors

When is the worst day to send an email? The answer, it appears, is Monday. This is because electronic mail sent on the first day of the working week contains more grammatical mistakes than those sent on other days.

Apple's iCal calendar service being targeted by spammers

iPhone owners are being targeted by scammers using iCal calendar event notifications in the run up to the holidays. Users are receiving invitations that claim to offer discounts on designer brands. The messages are fake and trigger more when responded to.

Email marketing keeps outperforming most media channels

Email marketing is one of the oldest advertisement channels in the digital era, whose roots go back to the earliest history of the Internet. Despite that, it never stopped evolving alongside the growth and rise of the most modern smart technologies.

NHS email knocked offline as test message sent to every employee

A test email accidentally sent to every NHS employee in England has managed to crash the health service's email system. The problem was worsened by some users complaining with the "reply all" button. Doctors have warned there could be a risk to patients.

You can now 'unsend' emails with Gmail for iOS

Google has announced the most substantial update to its Gmail app for iOS in four years. The overhaul includes a freshened interface, faster search and an "undo send" button that lets you pull email back while it's still sending to the recipient.

Microsoft offers ad-free email with an address of your choice

Microsoft has quietly launched a subscription version of its Outlook.com email service in preview form. For $19.95 a year, customers get access to five personalised email addresses, an ad-free inbox and more advanced sharing options for online content.

Yahoo says it didn't disable email forwarding to stop you leaving

Yahoo has turned back on email forwarding, a week after switching it off without warning. Some critics have suggested the company did it deliberately to stop customers leaving after it revealed 500 million customer accounts were accessed back in 2014.

To be effective employees need to digitally unplug

A new study has perhaps confirmed what most would expect. To be effective at work the following day, employees need downtime and this includes not checking work emails when at home.

Pin your inbox to your wall with augmented reality Outlook

Microsoft has announced the world's first holographic email and calendar apps, Outlook Mail and Calendar. It has brought its existing Windows 10 apps to its HoloLens holographic headset, enabling you to write emails and add appointments in AR.
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