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How to prevent strangers on Google+ from flooding your Gmail inbox

A recent Google change lets any Google+ user contact you via Gmail. Here's how to stop that potential spam flood before it starts.

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Gmail now lets you email Google+ users, even if you don't know their address

Gmail users will now see their Google Plus connections as suggestions in the recipient field

Train your Gmail to jog your memory in the new year

If you've got email overload (and who doesn't?) this Gmail trick provides a tickler for important messages and tasks.

Gmail's revised image-handling criticized as risky, intrusive

Google says the way Gmail handles images is more secure, but some suggest the method is potentially a spammer's delight.

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Google updates Gmail to always display photos embedded in emails

And we thought that Gmail didn't want us to see images because sometimes they're annoying.

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Google quietly updates Gmail for Android to help you with your holiday travels

The app now lets you set up an away message or send off an attachment.

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Outlook.com aims to ease the switch from Gmail

If you want to jump from Gmail to Outlook.com, Microsoft has a new import tool.

Google (finally) lets you download your Gmail and Calendar data, here's how

This crucial feature was a long time coming, but now you can ditch the third-party backup tools and arcane workarounds.

Google adds more shortcuts to Gmail

The new batch of “quick-action buttons” let users rate restaurants, change restaurant reservations, open Dropbox folders, and launch Google Docs files.

What you need to know about privacy, email, and particularly Gmail

Pritesh Singh asked if anyone other than the intended recipient can view files attached to a Gmail message.