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Google tightens Gmail spam filtering

The company is tackling scammers' use of similar Unicode characters for tricking users into going to malicious websites.

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Yahoo Mail to support end-to-end PGP encryption by 2015

Just like Gmail, Yahoo Mail is going to have an encryption option supplied by Google's End-to-End Chrome extension modified for Yahoo's service.

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Gmail makes it easier to unsubscribe from bulk email

It's not the most exciting feature in the world, but Gmail's new unsubscribe link will be useful for taming the amount of mail hitting your inbox.

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How Google handles child pornography in Gmail, search

Google says that it will match images of child pornography against a digital database of illegal images that the company itself compiles. Microsoft, for its part, already does this.

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Bring back the classic Gmail experience with Old Compose

This superb extension ditches the contentious floating windows of today's Gmail and brings back the Gmail experience you've used for years.

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Gmail users on iOS at risk of data interception

Lacoon Security found Google hasn't yet implemented a security technology that could prevent data loss

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Google adds 13 more languages to Gmail

The languages change Gmail's display, not individual messages

Take precautions when using Gmail—or any other email service

Google's almost ubiquitous email client doesn't guarantee that your email will be private, or that your account won't be hacked. But the right precautions can give you reasonable protection.

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Goldman Sachs seeks deletion of mistakenly sent confidential email

The company said an external consultant sent an email by mistake to an unknown person's Gmail account; Google has blocked access to the mail

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Google's Chrome Gmail encryption extension hides NSA-jabbing Easter Egg

Google loves to hide jokes in its products and the company's upcoming end-to-end email encryption extension for Chrome is no exception.