Free email services and accounts are convenient and ubiquitous, and can be used safely, if and only if you take responsibility for that safety.
Edit a reply before sending it: clean up your message, remove email addresses, and more.
It’s not as bad as it once was, but which email provider and what email address you have can cause some to make assumptions about who you are and what you do, or don’t, know.
Free email is popular, ubiquitous … and risky. Free email accounts are lost regularly with no hope of recovery. I’ll review how you can use free email accounts safely.
If someone threatens to mark your email as spam, don’t worry about it. Here’s why.
Gmail labels are similar to folders, but with a couple of important differences if you also use a desktop email program to access Gmail.
Relying on free email services can be an unnecessary risk. Fortunately it’s possible, even easy, to back up Gmail.
It’s pretty scary that you are getting notifications from someone else’s account – but not scary for you!
Isolating other sessions in Gmail can become pretty complex. We’ll walk through a number of scenarios.
That’s a composite of several questions that I’ve received relating to a recent theft of something like two million user accounts and passwords. I’ll address this specific incident, but I also want to discuss some things to consider with any large scale account theft.
Of course Gmail can read your email. How else would they be able to filter it for spam? But “who” or “what” is reading it, and does it really matter?
When a hacker has access to your email account, they can do anything — even change settings you know nothing about. Let’s take a look at some of the possible dangers.
It’s frightening, on the server side, to watch the constant attempts being made to slowly brute force a way into email accounts. So it’s safe to assume that if Google notified you – someone got in!
Google recently introduced a tabbed interface to access automatically categorized email messages. If that’s not for you, I’ll show you how to turn that off.
It can be surprisingly hard to tell if an email account has been hacked, especially when the hackers are covering their tracks. I’ll show you a few possible signs.
Gmail occasionally includes preview images of attachments that are included with an email. Rather than being an additional risk, when present, these preview images can help keep you safer.