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Gmail No Longer Forces New Users To Make A Google+ Account

Google’s free email service is great — tons of people use it. Google+ isn’t nearly as popular, even though new Gmail users have been forced to connect to a Google+ account for years. Now, Google’s making that social service integration optional. Finally.


5 Essential Add-Ons That Will Make Your Gmail Great

If you could add just one improvement to Gmail, what would it be? Chances are there’s an add-on, extension or plug-in that does exactly what you want — a thriving ecosystem of third-party tools has grown up alongside Google’s email client over the last ten years, and we’ve highlighted five of the most useful for you to cast your eyes over. You never know, one of these add-ons might transform the way you use your inbox.


How To Use The Infinite Number Of Email Addresses Gmail Gives You

One trick you may or may not have picked up about Gmail is that you can add in periods anywhere in the front part of your address and it makes no difference whatsoever: [email protected] works just the same as [email protected]

What’s more, you can add a plus sign and any word before the @ sign (e.g. [email protected]) and messages will still reach you. If these tweaks make no difference, then why use them? One major reason: filters.


Archive Texts And Call Logs On Android With SMS Backup +

SMS Backup + isn’t the only option for getting your texts and call data off your Android smartphone, but it’s one of the simplest and most effective. It archives all of your messages to Gmail (or Google Calendar), and it covers WhatsApp communications too. The app is free to download and install, though you can leave a donation for the developer if you wish.


Yahoo And Google Working Together On Unified Encrypted Email For 2015

Google has been working towards offering end-to-end encryption for Gmail. But now it’s teaming up with Yahoo to make both webmail services encrypted in such a way that they both work together.


Gmail Just Made Unsubscribing From Bulk Emails Easier Than Ever

You probably still get a bunch of bulk emails, simply because it’s a pain scrolling around to find the elusive “Unsubscribe” link. Gmail just solved that: now, an unsubscribe option pops up right next to the sender’s address in certain types of mail. Scroll no more.


Google Now Offers End-To-End Encryption On Email

Google has released the source code for a new extension for Chrome — but this is no ordinary extension. It’s called End-to-End, and it will provide users with the ability to encrypt their email the whole way from outbox to recipient.


Google Has Most Of Your Email, Even If You Don't Use Gmail

Even if you’re careful about choosing how and where your email is sent, chances are you reply to plenty of messages sent from Gmail. And, as it turns out, that probably means that Google has most of your email, whether you like it or not.


Is A New Web Gmail Layout Coming?

Briefly: Geek.com seems to have spotted an experimental new web Gmail layout that replaces the left-side control panel with a slide-in menu, uses pins instead of stars, and adds a “reminder” feature — all within a heavily-redesigned layout. No word if this test setup will ever roll out to users.


9 People Who Thought Gmail Might Be An April Fools' Prank

Gmail’s officially entering its tender tween years today, and after a decade with the internet’s favourite email service, we can barely even remember our lives without it. But then that’s why we have the internet — to remember for us.


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