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Microsoft gives Outlook.com first dibs on new features

In an apparent move toward Web-first agility, Microsoft has added new advanced rules for managing email and chats to its Web Outlook application, rather than its dedicated Outlook 2013 software.

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Facebook encourages email providers to deploy STARTTLS encryption to block spy agencies

As more email servers support encryption the value increases for everyone, researchers from Facebook said

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5 great Android app alternatives to Gmail

Gmail is great, but there are several other solid alternatives on Android for consolidating all your email accounts into one app.

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New Yahoo mail app for iPhone delivers other content as well

The app, designed also for iPod Touch, provides news, weather information and stock prices.

AOL traces mystery spam flood to security breach; passwords and more stolen

E-mail addresses and encrypted passwords compromised for oughly 2 percent of accounts, AOL says.

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Meet MyMail, the mobile-only email platform—no password required

It's designed for mobile phones, and it comes with 150GB of email storage. But don't try to use it on your computer.

You've got spam mail: Slew of AOL email accounts fall prey to spoofing attack

A horde of @aol.com email zombies have risen, and they're hungry for SPAAAAAAAAM.

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Microsoft's Outlook.com now imports Yahoo Mail

Outlook gains IMAP capability, which could lure users who combine services away from the Yahoo Mail Web page.

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Court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling

Questions around the government's legal right to encrypted communications must wait for the next case.

Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

The service, inspired by the now-defunct Lavabit, has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period.