Amit Agarwal: How to Verify an Email Address?

From Amit Agarwal: How to Verify an Email Address? . “When you send an email to someone, the message goes to an SMTP server which then looks for the MX (Mail Exchange) records of the email recipient’s domain. For instance, when you send an email to hello@gmail.com, the mail server will try to find the MX records for the gmail.com domain. If the records exist, the next step would be to determine whether that email username (hello in our example) exists or not. Using a similar logic, we can verify an email address from the computer without actually sending an email message. Here’s how…”

The Register: Corpse! of! Yahoo! drags! emails! of! the! dead! case! to! US! Supreme! Court!

The Register: Corpse! of! Yahoo! drags! emails! of! the! dead! case! to! US! Supreme! Court!. “Should a court-appointed lawyer be allowed to rifle through your email account after you die? The artist formerly known as Yahoo! has asked the US Supreme Court to answer that question for users in the United States.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Send Emails with Google Forms Based on User’s Answers

Digital Inspiration: How to Send Emails with Google Forms Based on User’s Answers. “With the Forms Email Notifications add-on, you can automatically send emails to anyone each time a user submits your Google Form. You can choose to notify the form owner, the form respondent, your team members or anyone else and the emails are triggered immediately after a form is submitted.”

How to start an email: an email openings analysis of 300,000+ messages (Quartz)

Quartz: How to start an email: an email openings analysis of 300,000+ messages. “We used the same data we used to analyze email closings: a few hundred thousand threads from online communities that make their message archives public. We started off by looking at the first lines of each email and counting the relative occurrence of the opening word(s). Here are the five email openings that appeared 1000+ times.”

Digital Inspiration: Search your Handwritten Notes with Gmail OCR

Digital Inspiration: Search your Handwritten Notes with Gmail OCR. “Gmail text search has always been very capable but some might not know that Gmail, like Evernote, also performs OCR on images contained in email messages. When you perform searches inside Gmail or Google Inbox, the results always contain matching images that contain the search keywords. I tried Gmail OCR search against different types of images and the results were fairly good. Text recognition in Gmail works for both image attachments as well as inline embedded images.”

CBR Online: Hackers cast out 300% more phishing attacks via messages

CBR Online: Hackers cast out 300% more phishing attacks via messages . “There has never been a time when more cybersecurity caution has been required when traversing the online world, with the volume of messages carrying malicious phishing payloads spiking by a massive 300 per cent. Emails and messages are not the only dangerous delivery methods employed by hackers when phishing for unsuspecting users, social media accounts are also being used as vehicles to instigate attacks. Since the third quarter of 2017, a 70 per cent increase in phishing links in social media accounts was recorded by security specialist, Proofpoint, also responsible for noting the massive rise in message based attacks.”

Digital Trends: Here’s how to send a text from your email account

Digital Trends: Here’s how to send a text from your email account. “Despite the fact that just about everyone can read their email on their smartphone, there will always be times and situations in which it is more advantageous to send a short email as a text. This is particularly useful if you’re emailing a non-smartphone user, need to send a text when you’re away from your phone, or want to use a text for branding purpose.”