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NSA-dodging mail service explains why email can never truly be private and secure

Silent Circle explains the technicalities behind its decision to fall on its sword before the government came a-knockin'.

Review: Cloze prioritizes email by strength of relationship

Cloze takes aim at email overload by organizing your correspondence by your relationships. This app for browsers and iOS offers some interesting insights into the people you interact with, but it's far from perfect.

Google retires the classic Gmail composition interface: How to make the new one more usable

The Gmail composition interface you've used for years is officially gone, but fear not! You don't have to stare at a small box in the corner forever.

Kim Dotcom's Mega vows to create useable encrypted email for the masses

Kim Dotcom's Mega organization vows to create a new encrypted email system that would include functionality such as email search.

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After Lavabit, Silent Circle also shuts down its encrypted email service

Silent Circle also shuttered its encrypted email service a few hours after Lavabit shut down citing an ongoing legal battle.

Snowden's email provider, Lavabit, shutters citing legal pressure

An email provider reportedly used by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden shut down on Thursday, citing an ongoing court battle that it could not discuss.

Email security strongest from social media, report reveals

One in seven emails from financial brands poses risks to consumers, a study suggests.

Win the inbox war: Four utilities fight email onslaught

Analyze, sort, file, delete: here's the help you need for your overstuffed inbox.

Alto Mail beta screenshot

Review: Alto mail organizer sorts your email like a pro

AOL's Alto Mail sorts your email into boxes and lets you put important-but-not-urgent messages on snooze. It didn't take me long to get into the private beta, and it's worth getting in line for it.

Review: Mailstrom puts you in control of your email

Mailstrom analyzes your inbox to show you what you need to clean up, and offers some useful tools to help you do so. It's Web-based and works on any IMAP account.