MakeUseOf: 5 Free Email Tools to Clean Your Inbox and Make Gmail Better

MakeUseOf: 5 Free Email Tools to Clean Your Inbox and Make Gmail Better. “The internet has hundreds of social networks, thousands of chat apps, and millions of ways to connect with people, but good old email isn’t going anywhere. Your email inbox still rules your personal and professional life, so it’s in your best interest to learn all the tips and tricks to get the most out of email. The good news is that all you need are a few free apps and browser extensions.”

Wired: How to Back Up Your Most Important Emails

Wired: How to Back Up Your Most Important Emails. “It might not matter for all those newsletters, special offers, and account notifications that clog up your inbox, but what about emails and documents you really need access to? It helps to have at least some of your emails backed up in another location so that you can always get at them, offline or otherwise.”

SC Magazine: Breach alerts dismissed as junk? New guide for sending vital emails may help

SC Magazine: Breach alerts dismissed as junk? New guide for sending vital emails may help. “Bulk emails sent en masse to recipients can easily appear suspicious, but they may actually be legally required alerts informing customers about data breaches, privacy policy changes or product recalls. Some may instruct recipients to change their passwords or subscribe to a credit monitoring service. Even customers who no longer use a particular company’s services, or have unsubscribed from its marketing communications, or have set emails from that company as spam must still receive these so-called ‘mandatory’ emails. And so it is imperative that senders follow guidelines that make their vital communications as secure and trustworthy as possible.”

The Verge: Google will soon let you opt out of Gmail’s data-hungry smart features entirely

The Verge: Google will soon let you opt out of Gmail’s data-hungry smart features entirely. “Google is adding a new option to let users opt out of having their Gmail, Chat, and Meet data used to offer smart features like Smart Compose and Smart Reply, the company announced today. Although you’ve previously been able to toggle these individual features on and off, the new toggle disables the background data processing that makes them possible.”

Bleeping Computer: New tool lets attackers easily create reply-chain phishing emails

Bleeping Computer: New tool lets attackers easily create reply-chain phishing emails. “A new email tool advertised on a cybercriminal forum provides a stealthier method for carrying out fraud or malware attacks by allowing messages to be injected directly into the victim’s inbox. By slipping content in the normal email flow, the utility can help bypass protections that verify messages traveling to their destination mail server.”

BetaNews: Yahoo Mail users are losing free email forwarding

BetaNews: Yahoo Mail users are losing free email forwarding. “If you’re still making use of a Yahoo Mail account, there’s some bad news for you. Unless you are willing to pay for your email, you’re no longer going to be able to automatically forward emails to another account. In fact, users have less than two months to enjoy the feature until it gets locked behind a paywall.”

Consumer Reports: Debt Collectors Will Be Able to Contact You on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Consumer Reports: Debt Collectors Will Be Able to Contact You on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. “A new rule finalized today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will let debt collectors contact consumers not just by phone, as presently permitted, but also by email, text message, and even using platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.”

The Verge: Gmail mistakenly removed the button that lets you triage loads of emails at once, but it’s coming back

The Verge: Gmail mistakenly removed the button that lets you triage loads of emails at once, but it’s coming back. “If you’re not the inbox zero type — and I’m definitely not — you might sometimes rely on Gmail’s ‘Select all conversations that match this search’ option to read, archive, or delete hundreds or thousands of messages at once. Except we can’t do that anymore, and neither can a number of angry Gmail users we’ve spotted. The option has up and disappeared. Google accidentally removed it, the company confirms to The Verge.”

Mashable: 8 great ways to organize your Gmail inbox to improve productivity

Mashable: 8 great ways to organize your Gmail inbox to improve productivity . “For most of us, email is a necessary evil of modern working life. Unfortunately, it can so easily suck time, leaving you stressed and under pressure to get all your other tasks done. We are here to help. We don’t want your email inbox to get you down so we’ve broken down eight great ways to organize your Gmail set-up to improve your productivity.”

The Verge: The Verge Guide To Gmail

The Verge: The Verge Guide To Gmail. “In The Verge Guide to Gmail, we look at the wide variety of things you can do to make Gmail fit your particular needs, such as vacation responders, templates, snoozing, signatures, and smart replies. We also help you back up your emails just in case and get those hundreds of promotional emails out of your inbox.”