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Gmail turns 15, finally lets you schedule emails for future delivery

Today Google is an enormous company that makes the world’s most widely used operating system, software laptops, desktops, and tablets, speakers and displays powered by AI virtual assistants, media streamers, thermostats, security cameras,  and WiFi routers, among other things. But fifteen years ago Google was pretty much just the world’s most popular search engine (and […]

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Computer history Museum releases Eudora email client source code

Before email was something you could access on the web, on your phone, or via Outlook, there were a handful or primarily text-based email applications such as Elm and Pine. One of the first popular email utilities to feature a graphical user interface was Eudora, created for Mac computers by Steve Dorner in 1988. Qualcomm […]

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Thunderbird open source email client looks to the future

It’s been nearly 5 years since Mozilla announced that it was going to stop investing heavily in development of the open source Thunderbird email application in order to focus on the much more popular open source Firefox web browser. But over the years it’s become clear that Thunderbird isn’t exactly dead. Development of new features may […]

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Outlook for Android exits beta, gains IMAP, customizable swipe gestures, and more

Microsoft launched a preview version of Outlook for Android about three months ago, and now the company is comfortable removing the “preview” label. Outlook for Android now supports email from providers that use IMAP as well as from Exchange servers,, Gmail, iCloud, and Yahoo. The latest version of the app also has a few other improvements. […]

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Gmail for Android adds unified inbox (view Outlook, Yahoo, and Gmail accounts together)

Google’s Gmail app for Android is more than just an app for viewing Gmail messages. You can also add Exchange, IMAP, or POP email accounts from other services… and starting today you can view messages from all of your email accounts in one place. Google has updated the Gmail app with a unified inbox, among […]

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Lilbits (3-28-2014): Microsofts reconsiders stance on email snooping

Microsoft recently made headlines for working with law enforcement to track down the source of Windows software leaks… and a lot of that press focused on the fact that the company read the emails of a Hotmail user as part of the investigation. Last week company officials defended the practice, saying they had enough information […]

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Gmail kills the need to click “display images below”

Back in the mid 1990s internet bandwidth was scarce and you might have found yourself telling your web browser only to load images upon request. Now that broadband is common, images, video, and other graphics have flooded the internet, and preventing images from loading means preventing a huge chunk of the web from loading. But […]