Amit Agarwal: The Easiest Way to Extract Email Addresses from your Gmail Account

Amit Agarwal: The Easiest Way to Extract Email Addresses from your Gmail Account. “Introducing Gmail Address Extractor, a web app that parses email messages in your Gmail mailbox, finds all the email addresses in them and stores the list in a Google Sheet. You can export the sheet as a CSV file and import into Google Contacts, Outlook address book, MailChimp, or any other mailing list software.”

MakeUseOf: Clean Up Wasted Space in Gmail Using This Awesome Trick

MakeUseOf: Clean Up Wasted Space in Gmail Using This Awesome Trick. “If you’ve been using Gmail for a while now, or have been making good use of your Google Drive, the free 15 GB storage might not seem like enough. Before deciding whether to upgrade your storage, you can do a quick search to clear your Gmail account of large and unneeded emails. Unsurprisingly, Google’s Gmail search functions are pretty robust. You can search by date, recipient, keyword, and most importantly for this trick, by file size.”

New York Times: As Elites Switch to Texting, Watchdogs Fear Loss of Transparency

New York Times: As Elites Switch to Texting, Watchdogs Fear Loss of Transparency. “Secure messaging apps like WhatsApp, Signal and Confide are making inroads among lawmakers, corporate executives and other prominent communicators. Spooked by surveillance and wary of being exposed by hackers, they are switching from phone calls and emails to apps that allow them to send encrypted and self-destructing texts. These apps have obvious benefits, but their use is causing problems in heavily regulated industries, where careful record-keeping is standard procedure.”

MakeUseOf: How to Send Email in a Google Sheet With Google Scripts

MakeUseOf: How to Send Email in a Google Sheet With Google Scripts. “Maybe you’re an employee hoping to send a monthly email out to your boss with automatically-calculated formulas in Google Sheets. Or maybe you’re a manager who spends far too much time emailing individual members of your team with things like performance data or status updates. The Google Scripts function you’ll learn in this article will help you accomplish these tasks and much more. With just a little effort one time, you’ll never have to manually send out data again. Let Google Scripts act as your own personal assistant, doing all of the work for you.”

BetaNews: Save Gmail emails to PDF or ZIP with a click

BetaNews: Save Gmail emails to PDF or ZIP with a click. “Save emails to PDF is a Chrome extension which enables saving any Gmail email to PDF in a couple of clicks. Download options include saving individual emails to separate PDFs, merging all selected PDFs into one PDF, or saving conversations to CSV or Excel, apparently (the Excel option just saved to PDF for us).”

Wired: Inside Google’s Global Campaign to Shut Down Phishing

Wired: Inside Google’s Global Campaign to Shut Down Phishing. “Google works to make it as easy as possible for users to make safe choices and avoid scams, but the company’s focus is on tech solutions that are meant to work seamlessly with minimal user buy-in. Some phishing specialists believe that emphasizing user training is the real key to stopping phishing, but as Aaron Higbee, the CTO of the user-training firm PhishMe, puts it, ‘We need technology to do as much as it can. For Google they have to pursue that.’ Focusing on technological solutions plays to Google’s strengths.”

Google Blog: Save time with Smart Reply in Gmail

Google Blog: Save time with Smart Reply in Gmail. “It’s pretty easy to read your emails while you’re on the go, but responding to those emails takes effort. Smart Reply, available in Inbox by Gmail and Allo, saves you time by suggesting quick responses to your messages. The feature already drives 12 percent of replies in Inbox on mobile. And starting today, Smart Reply is coming to Gmail for Android and iOS too.”