Before the dark times of drive-by malware, attached images would show in their e-mail. That practice went away as e-mail providers stopped displaying attachments to cut down on spreading malware, but Google has figured out a better solution: proxy servers for all.
The company revealed on Thursday that Gmail can maintain its current level of security while serving image attachments through Google's own proxy servers, instead of through the image's original host server.
What this means is that instead of seeing a box that asks you if you want to display an attached image, you'll see the … Read more
Google on Wednesday announced Gmail version 4.7 for Android users. The new version, which is currently rolling out, adds the ability to edit your out of office response, send any file type (including ZIP files!), and the ability to print e-mails on devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. The process is now superconvenient and extremely easy to complete.In order to set up your out of office message, make sure you've downloaded the latest version of Gmail on your Android device. As Google has been doing recently, it's a staged roll out, so it might take some … Read more
Efforts to put an end to e-mail phishing scams are working, thanks to the development of e-mail authentication standards, according to a pair of Google security researchers.
Internet industry and standards groups have been working since 2004 to get e-mail providers to use authentication to put a halt to e-mail address impersonation. The challenge was both in creating the standards that the e-mail's sending and receiving domains would use, and getting domains to use them.
So many social networks, so little time. If you struggle to keep up with your various lines of communication on Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail, then perhaps Swifty can help. It's a $1.99 Mac app that sits in your Mac's menu bar and lets you quickly fire off messages and e-mails to your contacts.
After installing the app and launching it, a small paper-airplane icon will appear in your Mac's menu bar. You will need to allow it to access your contacts, after which you can choose to connect it to your Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail accounts.… Read more
Need to back up or export your Google Calendar appointments? You can now download them directly from Google.
As of Thursday, Google offers you the ability to save a zip file of your Google Calendar data, either all of your calendars or just select ones if you juggle multiple calendars. The process takes a few steps but is relatively straightforward.
Log into Gmail. Click on your account picture in the upper right corner, and select the link for Account. On the Accounts page, click on the link to Download your data and then click on the button to Create an … Read more
When Google provided Glass Explorers with the option to invite three friends to join the program, many users were very excited, and rightfully so. This time around Google isn't requiring new Explorers to make the journey to pick up Glass, where they would have received a hands-on demo of the headset. Instead Google is shipping Glass directly to the nominated Explorers and offering a 45-minute tutorial session through a Google+ Hangout.
Without the hands-on time with a Glass Guide sitting next to you, there are sure to be some questions after the Hangout is over. Below are five … Read more
Gmail is Google's default e-mail app, which means it matches most e-mail apps in terms of features, style, and organization. There's a reason it's the default on most Android gadgets. If your smartphone or tablet didn't come with it installed, there aren't many excuses to not have it, especially if you already have a Gmail address.
With Gmail you can organize multiple inboxes into one while adjusting categories, signatures, and notification sounds for each of them, separately. If you have Android 4.0 or higher, you can use Gmail's latest inbox settings, which organizes … Read more
Gmail users now can view attachments and save files directly to Google Drive without ever leaving their e-mail, Google announced in a blog post Tuesday.
Instead of downloading attachments, Gmail users can save files directly to Drive by clicking on the Drive button that appears when hovering over attachment previews at the bottom of an e-mail. Users even can move the file to a specific Drive folder without ever leaving their e-mail. Of course, Gmail users still can download attachments to their computers by clicking the arrow button that appears when hovering over files.
Google said the feature works for … Read more