MakeUseOf: Turn Gmail Into an Unexpected Note-Taking Tool With These Tips. “If you live in your Gmail inbox all day every day, how about turning Gmail into your go-to note-taking application? The same features that make Gmail an effective email client can make it a decent note-taking app (albeit an unconventional one). And to help you use it as such, I’ll list a few tweaks and tips in this article.”
Gizmodo: The Best Add-ons For Protecting Your Gmail Account. “There’s no doubt Google runs a tight ship as far as security goes, if you’re hacked using Google services its usually (but not always) because of something you did, not Google. If you want to keep your emails on Google’s services more secure you’ll need to do more than just enable two-factor authentication. You need to practice safe browsing, steering clear of sites and emails that could steal your info. Below are five third-party add-ons you can plug into Gmail to help your navigate the internet a little more safely.”
Lifehacker: Publishthis.email Instantly Turns An Email Into a Web Page. “Need to create a publicly accessible web page as quickly as possible? Publishthis.email turns the contents of an email into a publicly accessible site as quickly as you can write it.” It’s not clear how long these Web pages last…
MacKeeper: Spammergate: The Fall of an Empire. “Today we release details on the innerworkings of a massive, illegal spam operation. The situation presents a tangible threat to online privacy and security as it involves a database of 1.4 billion email accounts combined with real names, user IP addresses, and often physical address. Chances are that you, or at least someone you know, is affected.”
Network World: Gmail now lets you receive attachments of up to 50MB — but there’s a catch. “Google has lessened one frustration with Gmail, in allowing you to receive attachments up to 50MB, but senders are still stuck at a 25MB limit for total attachment size.” I run into this at least once a month. Grrr.
WIRED: After 3 Years, Why Gmail’s End-to-End Encryption Is Still Vapor. “NEARLY THREE YEARS have passed since Google announced it would offer an end-to-end encryption add-on for Gmail, a potentially massive shift in the privacy options of a piece of software used by more than a billion people. It still hasn’t materialized. And while Google insists its encryption plugin isn’t vaporware, the company’s latest move has left critics with the distinct impression that Gmail’s end-to-end encrypted future looks cloudy at best—if not altogether evaporated.”
Wow, I can see how this would be really handy for sending out job applications, press releases, etc. From Amit Agarwal: How to Email Unique File Attachments using Mail Merge for Gmail. “Mail Merge, available for Gmail and Google Inbox, is a perfect tool for sending personalized emails to one or more email addresses using a simple Google Sheet. One of the most popular features of Mail Merge is its unique ability to send different file attachments to different email address. For instance, if you are applying for a job at different companies, you can attach the same PDF resume in all email messages but the cover letter could be different with each application.”