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.

Gmail Turns 10

Take heed, because there’s a lot of bad stuff out there on the internet today. But there’s one thing that’s very good and useful: it’s Gmail, and today your favourite email service is celebrating its 10th birthday.

Every Single Gmail Message You Send Will Now Be Encrypted

Good news, security lovers! Google just announced that Gmail will be all encrypted all the time. More specifically, every single email you send or receive will use an encrypted HTTPS connection, regardless of which device you’re using and which network. Even public Wi-Fi is ok.

The Most Amazing Gmail Glitch Is Flooding Some Poor Guy's Hotmail

You probably noticed Gmail was down for a while. David S. Peck probably wishes Gmail still was down. Because right now a glitch is causing thousands of misdirected emails to be sent to his Hotmail account.

Gmail Is Down, Everybody Freak Out [Update: OK, We're Cool]

It’s not just you; Gmail appears to be down. Usually when this sort of thing happens it gets resolved quickly, but for now you might be stuck chatting with a real human person in your physical presence.

Fix Every Gmail Annoyance With This Awesome Chrome Extension

Spend too much time rooting around in your Gmail inbox but then somehow manage to miss that one important email when it actually comes in? It’s happened to all of us. But, if you set up awesome Chrome extension Checker Plus for Gmail, it never has to happen again.

Who Do You Actually Email Nowadays?

My email is full of spam and bills and newsletters I mean to read but never do. Rarely do I use my personal account to actually, you know, communicate with my actual friends and family. What about you?

Google's Making It Easy For Strangers To Send You Email

Google has updated Gmail with a feature that some of you might not appreciate. Now, simply typing in someone’s name into the ‘To’ field will automatically grab their address from Google+, and, worse, the service is applied to your account by default.

Gmail's New Buttons Let You Take Care Of Business Without Opening Email

Anything Google does to prevent my needing to dive into my email to perform simple tasks gets a big old thumbs up, which is why I’m stoked that Gmail is getting a new set of “quick action” buttons that’ll let you do more directly from your inbox subject lines, without actually opening up an email.

How To Opt Out Of Google's Shared Endorsements

Google recently announced an update to its Terms of Service, focused on displaying your profile name and photo next to advertisements and reviews. The new feature, which goes into effect on November 11, is called Shared Endorsements and will allow you to share your recommendations (whether a +1 on Google Play or a restaurant rating on Google Maps) with your connections.