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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.

Outlook and Hotmail users hit by waves of spam as filter crashes

A problem with Microsoft's popular Outlook.com email service led to users being flooded by waves of spam mail yesterday and much of this morning. The company's spam filter went offline, letting unsolicited emails reach user inboxes.

Clinton: Email controversy won't affect my White House bid

Washington - Hillary Clinton defended her use of a private email server for official correspondence while US Secretary of State, insisting her actions were no different than that of her predecessors.

Email scandal returns to dog Clinton presidential bid

Washington - The scandal over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state returned on Wednesday to dog her presidential campaign.

1 billion email accounts offered for sale on the dark web for $1

A lone hacker is selling over a billion email usernames and passwords for only a dollar on the Russian dark web, according to a report. The majority of the accounts are for Mail.ru, Russia's most popular provider, but some cover Google and Microsoft.

Bug at BT forwards every sent email to one man's email account

BT, the UK's largest broadband provider, has admitted a "testing" error resulted in every email sent across its network being forwarded to a single account for a brief period this week. A "Steve Webb" received every email sent by BT users.

Google's April Fool's 'joke' may have cost Gmail users their jobs

Google is known for its elaborate April Fool's Day pranks, entertaining users each year with harmless new "features" in its software. This year, things didn't go to plan though, with a minion-themed "Mic & Drop" Gmail button allegedly costing users jobs.

Outlook 2016 goes haywire, starts duplicating and deleting emails

Microsoft has fixed a major bug in its Outlook 2016 email client that has left users seeing messages appearing twice and then not at all. The program was duplicating the email server's contents and then deleting everything.

Microsoft releases major Outlook.com update with new features

Microsoft has released a substantial update to its Outlook.com online email client. The web app now has a redesigned interface and a similar level of functionality to the business version included with Office 365.

Time Warner Cable: Up to 320,000 email passwords possibly stolen

Time Warner Cable Inc. reported Wednesday that email passwords for up to 320,000 customers may have been stolen. The company also said it hasn't determined how the information was harvested, but there no indications of a breach at Time Warner Cable.

Networking flaw lets hackers attack companies by sending email

A major security flaw in FireEye networking equipment could have let a hacker gain full access to all the connected devices just by sending an email. The flaw, now fixed, wouldn't even need the recipient to open the mail to be successful.

Op-Ed: Wisconsin to begin drug testing welfare recipients next week

Milwaukee - No doubt about it, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's dismal attempt at running for president was a spectacular failure, so perhaps now he's taking it out on those unlucky enough to need welfare assistance.

Google's Inbox app can now automatically write responses to email

As part of its continuing efforts to involve AI in every area of its business, Google has unveiled a new project that is capable of automatically replying to emails. It can detect the messages it can reply to and then prepare a response to send.

Microsoft pays security researcher $24k reward for Hotmail hack

A security researcher who successfully managed to hack Microsoft's Hotmail email service has received $24,000 in reward money after disclosing the details, adding to the increasing numbers of people making thousands in bug bounties.

FBI 'finds' deleted Clinton emails

Washington - Personal and work-related emails that Hillary Clinton said had been deleted from her email server have been recovered by the FBI, US media reported.

Clinton had right to delete personal e-mails: U.S. Justice

Washington - Hillary Clinton had the right to delete messages from her personal e-mail account that she deemed non-work related while she was Secretary of State, the US Department of Justice said in a court filing.

Clinton, finally 'sorry' for email scandal, tries to turn page

Washington - For Hillary Clinton, sorry seems to be the hardest word.

Hacker earns $100k a month sending one million spam emails a day

A hacker has been found to be earning as much as $100,000 a month while doing nothing more than using automated botnets to send nearly one million spam emails per day. The attack is based around the recently exposed RIG exploit kit.

Op-Ed: Does Gmail’s unsend feature really work?

Gmail has been playing around with an email recall feature in its Lab program for several years. Now, as of last month, Google users more broadly have access to this new tool. But is the unsend feature all it’s cracked up to be?

New banking malware scam targets 20,000 in three days

A new form of banking malware discovered in the UK could have infected 20,000 customers in the past week. The malware is distributed in an email and can allow the attackers to remotely control the targeted user's system, stealing their bank details.
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