Emails

  • Messages received on J&K CM's email will be acted upon: Omar Abdullah Yesterday

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said he has transferred his email account to his office and messages received on it will be acted upon and he will try to tweet about the updates. "Limited, very patchy internet access, not able to access anything.Those who want to...
  • Indian American scientist VA Shiva Ayyadurai invented e-mail when he was only 14 August 30, 2014

    Washington: Know who is the inventor of e-mail? The credit goes to an Indian American VA Shiva Ayyadurai who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system from the US government August 30, 1982. Studying at Livingston High School in New Jersey, Ayyadurai began his...
  • Microsoft will not hand over overseas email to US prosecutors, despite court order August 30, 2014

    New York: A US judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to US prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling. Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the US District Court...
  • Gmail, Yahoo make phone number mandatory for new email IDs August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World's most popular free email providers Gmail and Yahoo have made telephone number mandatory for creation of new email addresses in a bid to check spam. Any person wishing to create a new email ID needs to provide a telephone number which Gmail and Yahoo use for verification. Google...
  • Yahoo to join Google to create a secure email system August 8, 2014

    Yahoo said it will join Google to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move comes as large technology companies unite to beef up their defences against government intrusion...
  • Marked an email as spam from an American who named you an heir in his will? India has lost Rs 5420 crore to Nigerian email scams! July 22, 2014

    If you're reading this you have definitely received a mail from a wealthy Nigerian, or a rich American who left you all his property in his will, or a widow who would like to hand over her riches to you. While you may have marked these mails as spam, quite...
  • Microsoft toughens Outlook email encryption to thwart online snooping July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft on Tuesday said it is scrambling Outlook email messages in transit to thwart spying by governments or others. Toughened encryption at Outlook and Microsoft OneDrive online "cloud" data storage service came less than a month after the technology titan got low marks in a Google ranking of such...
  • Maneka Gandhi sets up email, FB accounts June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has set up two email accounts and a Facebook account to facilitate an interactive exchange between citizens and her ministry. Maneka's email ID is min-wcd@nic.In and that of the ministry is help-wcd@nic.In. The Facebook account of the ministry is www.Facebook.Com/ministryWCD. These accounts have...
  • Google makes it tougher for spies to snoop on your email, releases 'End-to-End' Chrome extension June 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Google stepped up its effort Wednesday to make it tougher for spies or anyone else to snoop on email, unveiling Chrome browser software for scrambling digital messages. A test version of a software tool called "End-to-End" was released so Internet engineers can dabble with making mini-programs that plug into...
  • MP approves policy for legal sanctity to e-mail correspondence May 21, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday approved its 'e-mail policy 2014' to give legal sanctity to such correspondences within departments and with the people. MP has become the first state in the country to approve such a policy, an official statement said in Bhopal. The 'e-mail policy 2014' was approved by the...
  • BSNL, Data Infosys jointly launch locally developed e-mail service May 17, 2014

    State-run BSNL on Saturday launched a locally designed and developed e-mail service -- XGen personal and enterprise -- in partnership with IT firm Data Infosys. "Customers will have a wide range of features in the new service," said BSNL CMD RK Upadhyay at the launch here. The servers will be offered through...
  • Cuba introduces mobile email, chaos ensues May 17, 2014

    Havana: On an island where most people have no Internet access, the arrival of mobile phone email service was embraced with joy. Tens of thousands of Cubans began emailing like crazy in March - for days, until the service started to fail, taking much of Cuba's already shaky voice and text-messaging...
  • Google to stop scanning student emails for ad ideas May 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google will stop looking for advertising ideas in the emails of students using a suite of the Internet company's free products tailored for schools. The changes announced Wednesday affect Google's "Apps for Education" service that has been offered to schools for the past seven years. Among other things, Google says...
  • Microsoft beefs up customer privacy policy, vows not to snoop on emails March 30, 2014

    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, reverses...
  • NSA-wary Google now encrypts all Gmail messages March 21, 2014

    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, but...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles March 2, 2014

    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 with...
  • Facebook shuts down its @facebook.com email service February 26, 2014

    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 email...
  • 'Streak' for Gmail notifies senders when a recipient reads an email February 23, 2014

    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 February 19, 2014

    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 at...
  • Yahoo email accounts hacked, passwords stolen January 31, 2014

    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, after...
  • Obsessed with checking emails? Here is what it can lead to January 20, 2014

    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 December 12, 2013

    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 official...
  • How to protect your email, social networking and other online accounts December 5, 2013

    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 November 19, 2013

    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 that...
  • Delhi HC asks government to formulate an email policy within 4-weeks October 30, 2013

    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 October 29, 2013

    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...
  • 86 per cent students text while in class: Report October 24, 2013

    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 October 9, 2013

    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. Since...
  • Google says nothing wrong in reading our Gmail emails to serve ads September 5, 2013

    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 Thursday...
  • How to keep safe from phishing emails that can get your accounts hacked September 2, 2013

    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...