MakeUseOf: How to Bookmark Individual Emails Using Gmail Message IDs . “You should be organizing your Gmail inbox so that you don’t have to comb through it in desperation. Fortunately, if your inbox is a mess, Gmail comes with an excellent search box that makes finding lost emails easier. But did you know that there is another little-known method for keeping track of important emails? Each email in the Gmail inbox has a unique message ID, and this specific identification number is the fingerprint of each email.”
TechCrunch: Google is about to launch a Gmail web redesign. “Google sent an email to G Suite customers to tell them that the company has been working on a brand new version of Gmail for the web. In addition to a fresh design, the company also listed some of the new features.”
Lifehacker: How to Clean Up Your Overwhelmed Gmail Inbox (by Hand). “There comes a time when enough is, quite simply, enough. I had been putting off the task of organizing my sprawling Gmail inbox for months, if not years. But when Lifehacker told me that we were going to have a Spring Cleaning week, I knew it was time. And I wasn’t going to waste precious hours trying to find apps or tools to do the task for me. I needed to Ron Swanson my inbox—roll up my sleeves, jump in, and manage the mess manually.” Wow.
James H. Fisher: The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user. “I recently received an email from Netflix which nearly caused me to add my card details to someone else’s Netflix account. Here I show that this is a new kind of phishing scam which is enabled by an obscure feature of Gmail called ‘the dots don’t matter’. I then argue that the dots do matter, and that this Gmail feature is in fact a misfeature. Finally I’ll suggest some ways the Gmail team can combat such scams in future.”
Miami Herald: New email system will archive lawmaker emails for 5 years. “The Montana Legislature is replacing its current email system with one that is expected to make it easier to comply with open records requests. The new email has an automatic archive system that will retain legislators’ emails for five years after their terms end to comply with state law, the Missoulian reports .”
Lifehacker: EasyEmail Extension Brings Better Automatic Replies to Gmail. “It can be hard to start an email, but it feels even worse when you’re going insane after sending the same canned response to a question for the ninth time this week. If you’d like a little help replying to the messages in your ever-growing inbox, EasyEmail uses machine learning (along with your email data) to auto-generate potential replies you’re too lazy to type yourself. (Whether the Chrome extension’s features are worth a mild invasion of privacy is up to you.)”