Emails

  • Microsoft beefs up customer privacy policy, vows not to snoop on emails 30-03-2014 11:15 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp, under fire for accessing an employee's private Hotmail account to prove he was leaking computer code to a blogger, has said it will now refer all suspicions of illegal activity on its email services to law enforcement. The decision, announced by head lawyer Brad Smith on Friday,...
  • NSA-wary Google now encrypts all Gmail messages 21-03-2014 02:16 PM

    Washington: In a bid to stop snooping on its users, Google has overhauled its Gmail service in a big way - encrypting every single email you send or receive. According to the firm, "this ensures that your messages are safe not only when they move between you and Gmail's servers,...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles 02-03-2014 06:51 AM

    Jaipur: Users of email solutions provider BharatSync will now get functions like protection from unauthorised access to email, SMS backup, call log and call recording besides push mail and contact sync on their low-end mobile phones. IT company Data Infosys, who has developed the services, launched them for BSNL customers...
  • Facebook shuts down its @facebook.com email service 25-02-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: A little over three years ago, Facebook attempted to take on Google's Gmail with Facebook Messages, that came with an @facebook.com email address. Now the world's largest social networking site is quietly retiring the service that not too many people were using anyway. Facebook is shutting down its...
  • 'Streak' for Gmail notifies senders when a recipient reads an email 23-02-2014 03:14 PM

    New Delhi: Here is a new feature - email tracking - that changes the way you track sent emails. Streak has come up with a Google Chrome browser extension that lets senders track when recipients open and read an email. Once you have installed Streak for Gmail, the first thing...
  • Women can e-mail, post complaints to SC sexual harassment cell 19-02-2014 07:05 PM

    The committee set up in the Supreme Court to deal with instances of sexual harassment within its precincts has decided that aggrieved women can send their complaints to it by post or e-mail. "The aggrieved women as defined in clause 2(a) of the Gender Sensitisation and Sexual Harassment of Women...
  • Yahoo email accounts hacked, passwords stolen 31-01-2014 08:24 AM

    New York: Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide,...
  • Obsessed with checking emails? Here is what it can lead to 20-01-2014 12:21 PM

    London: Scientists have identified seven deadly email sins that can lead to 'negative repercussions' in the workplace if not handled correctly. Workers obsessed with checking their emails could be damaging their own mental health and that of their colleagues, according to research at London's Kingston University. Occupational psychologist Dr Emma...
  • Yahoo email disruption caused by a hard-to-fix hardware problem 12-12-2013 06:41 AM

    San Francisco: Yahoo's email service has been unavailable to some users since Monday night due to a "hardware problem" that the Internet company said has been harder to fix than it expected. Yahoo believes the problem will be fixed by 3 pm PST Wednesday, according to a post on Yahoo's...
  • How to protect your email, social networking and other online accounts 05-12-2013 10:38 AM

    New York: Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can...
  • Yahoo promises to encrypt all its users' personal data 19-11-2013 03:51 PM

    San Francisco: Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company's data centres around the world. The commitment announced Monday by Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer follows a recent Washington Post report...
  • Delhi HC asks government to formulate an email policy within 4-weeks 30-10-2013 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the government to formulate an email policy within four weeks in compliance with the Public Records Act. Raising concern over cyber snooping, the court asked why sensitive information was being shared on e-mail services. The ruling came based on a PIL on...
  • Gmail, Yahoo could soon be banned for official communications in Indian govt offices 29-10-2013 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: Wary of cyber snooping, the government could ban e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo for official communications by December this year in a move to safeguard its critical and sensitive data. The government is expected to route all its official communication through the official website NIC's email...
  • 86 per cent students text while in class: Report 24-10-2013 05:11 PM

    Washington: A typical college student uses his smartphone or tablet an average of 11 times a day while in class - mostly for texting, checking emails or tweeting - according to a new US study. Nearly 86 per cent of the students surveyed said they text during a class, while...
  • Yahoo email gets Gmail-like conversation view, themes, also 1TB storage 09-10-2013 06:32 AM

    San Francisco: Yahoo's free email service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year. The similarities to Gmail probably aren't coincidental. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer helped design some of Gmail's features while she was a top executive at Google....
  • Google says nothing wrong in reading our Gmail emails to serve ads 05-09-2013 02:35 PM

    California: Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice. In court records filed in advance of a federal hearing scheduled for...
  • How to keep safe from phishing emails that can get your accounts hacked 02-09-2013 12:46 PM

    People are often tricked into giving away personal information by phishing emails as they are believed to have come from trusted sources. At times, due to these phishing emails, people end up installing malicious programs on their computer or direct them to password-harvesting websites, which let phishers monitor all their...
  • Britain operates secret monitoring station in Middle East: Report 24-08-2013 12:18 AM

    Britain runs a secret monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept large numbers of telephone calls, emails and internet traffic that it shares with intelligence agencies in the United States, the Independent newspaper reported on Friday. The station is part of a 1 billion poundglobal eavesdropping project run by...
  • Yahoo shuts down email service in China 19-08-2013 05:14 PM

    Mumbai: The shutters have finally gone down on Yahoo Mail in China, four months after the company announced its decision to do so, Tech In Asia reports. While Yahoo China had stopped taking in new registrations for its email service in April itself, it had given users time until August...
  • Outages hit Microsoft's Outlook.com and SkyDrive, now restored 15-08-2013 12:25 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft said it has fixed a problem that prevented some people from getting their email on Outlook.com, but mobile users might still be having problems. Service had been restored on the Web shortly after 2 pm PDT Wednesday, according to an update on Microsoft's website. That's more than...
  • Microsoft accuses Google of being a spam creator in new 'Scroogled' video 12-08-2013 04:08 PM

    Microsoft is relentless in its attack on Google's practices. The latest in its Scroogled series, Microsoft accuses Google of spamming users' inboxes with ads that look like real emails. According to Microsoft, Google violates your privacy by reading every single word of every single email sent to and from Gmail...
  • Lavabit encrypted email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down 09-08-2013 07:02 AM

    San Francisco: An encrypted email service believed to have been used by American fugitive Edward Snowden shut down abruptly on Thursday amid a legal fight that appeared to involve US government attempts to win access to customer information. "I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit...
  • Gmail users can soon compose emails in full-screen 21-07-2013 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: After rolling out its new compose experience to everyone in March, Google has modified it a little more. The new compose will soon have a full-screen option. When this option is enabled, the compose window is centered in your inbox and expands to fit on your screen. In...
  • Yahoo accepting requests for inactive email IDs 16-07-2013 10:21 AM

    San Francisco: Yahoo is allowing people to place claims on inactive email addresses that are being given a second life. The opportunity to request the identifications began Monday and will extend through August 7. Up to five different names can be submitted at http://wishlist.yahoo.com . Yahoo Inc. says a substantial...
  • Yahoo acquires email management app Xobni 04-07-2013 10:05 AM

    San Franciso: Yahoo Inc acquired email and address book management app Xobni, the Internet company's third acquisition in as many days as it seeks to revamp its online products and boost its Web traffic. Yahoo said it will integrate Xobni's technology into its communications products, including the mobile and PC...
  • New apps to help you manage overflowing inbox on your smartphone 02-07-2013 03:55 PM

    Toronto: Buried under emails? Losing control of an overflowing inbox? New apps are designed to help consumers deal with seemingly endless streams of electronic mail. Three apps, Dispatch and Boxer for the iPhone, and Boomerang for Android devices, try to make email management on smartphones fast and simple. Another app...
  • US taps half-billion German phone, internet links: Report 30-06-2013 08:53 PM

    Berlin: The United States taps half a billion phone calls, emails and text messages in Germany in a typical month and has classed its biggest European ally as a target similar to China, according to secret US documents quoted by a German newsmagazine. The revelations of alleged US surveillance programmes...
  • Yahoo rejects fears hackers will exploit old user IDs 20-06-2013 01:46 PM

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc downplayed concerns that its plans to recycle inactive user IDs could leave users exposed to hackers, saying only 7 per cent of those IDs are tied to actual Yahoo email accounts. The Internet company, which announced last week it would release user IDs that have been...
  • Yahoo to release IDs of inactive email accounts 13-06-2013 08:28 AM

    San Francisco: Yahoo is trying to breathe new life into inactive email accounts by giving away the identifications beginning next month. The program announced on Wednesday will give Web surfers an opportunity to claim a new handle that had previously been unavailable. It also represents a last chance for Yahoo...
  • Indian officials unperturbed by US eavesdropping on emails 12-06-2013 05:22 PM

    Bangkok: Government and security officials in parts of Asia have been sending sensitive information and policy documents via e-mail services offered by US web giants, and concerns are spreading that these may have been monitored and collected by the National Security Agency (NSA). The official name cards of several directors...