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Fri
23
Apr
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Spammers Hack Gmail Accounts, Flood Contacts with Pharma-Junk

It's no secret: Gmail (along with Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail) users face the wrath of spammers all the time. Fortunately, most of that virtual junk mail ends up in a designated spam bin, never to be bothered with. However, a recent report suggests ... spammers may now be hacking gmail accounts to get their message across. "The Gmail team takes security very seriously and is investigating the reports we've seen in our user forums over the past few days," Google noted in an announcement on Tuesday. "We encourage users who suspect their accounts have been compromised to immediately ... (view more)

Wed
18
Nov
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'XP Quick Fix Plus', and 'Gmail Drive'

XP Quick Fix Plus There are a lot of excellent, free, Windows repair tools around the Internet. But there are times when you want just one quick fix; for example, when you are under a virus attack and you just want to enable the Task Manager or the ... Registry Editor so you can fight the virus back, or when some new installation changed your XP behavior and My Documents opens on every start up. This is the right time to draw XP Quick Fix Plus with 40 common Windows XP problems fixes. http://leelusoft.blogspot.com Gmail Drive GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual file ... (view more)

Wed
11
Nov
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Gmail Notifier 1.0.0.73

Tired of checking your Gmail? Have more than one gmail account? Gmail Notifier is the perfect solution for you - and its free! Gmail Notifier alerts you when you have new email messages in your mailbox. Also, you can read email headers, delete ... emails or mark them as read. Use Gmail Notifier to check up to 5 Gmail accounts. Gmail Notifier gives you: Account login in one click Counter of unread emails Sound and tray icon alerts Read email headers and body Delete emails or mark as read IMAP connectivity over SSL Support for multiple accounts Support for UTF-8 emails Support for mailto links ... (view more)

Wed
10
Jun
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'Windows 7 Setup Secrets', and 'Gmail Growl'

Windows 7 Setup Secrets Not sure how to go about setting up your brand new copy of Windows 7? New reports suggest it could be available as early as June 26, so it's high time you read a guide that will help you maximize its efficiency and ... convenience. http://blogs.zdnet.com Gmail Growl Using Growl for Windows, Gmail Growl keeps you updated on new mails in your Gmail Inbox in a fancy way. In addition to notifications for new mails, Gmail Growl gives you direct access to your Gmail Inbox and you can compose new mails from the system tray. http://gmailgrowl.blogspot.com/ Today's fresh software ... (view more)

Fri
29
May
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Translate Emails, Docs in Foreign Languages

The Internet and its impact on globalization has changed the way we communicate around the world. Boundaries have become virtually limitless and large distances are instantly accessible. These changes let us get acquainted with other people and ... languages: but how do we communicate with people in foreign countries? Here are some tools and tricks to help overcome language barriers. Gmail Translator Among many widgets, Gmail provides a translator letting you translate emails written in a foreign language to any other language. To activate it follow this procedure: 1. Login to your Gmail. 2. In ... (view more)

Wed
10
Dec
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'Shock Bookmark', and 'Gmail Squared'

Shock Bookmark Shock Bookmark allows a user to add great web pages, directories, files, and Internet URLs to his or her 'Favorite' menu with little more than a right click. Shock Bookmark is useful for anyone that wants to speed up and streamline ... their web browsing abilities. http://www.docs.kr Gmail Squared This application will register mailto: links to open in Gmail via Chrome with the app tag so they launch as applications. If you do not have Google Chrome installed, it will launch your default browser. Another application that will help speed up your Internet browsing! http://johneboy. ... (view more)

Mon
03
Nov
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Gmail Caters to the Busy and Just Plain Lazy

Google has come up with yet another new feature for its Gmail system. This one allows users to store a range of 'standard' responses and even have them sent automatically to emails based on their content. The 'Canned Responses' feature lets you set ... up a range of replies for particular situations that you experience commonly. It's the same kind of idea as an 'out of office' message but lets you tailor the response to different types of correspondence. For example, as a tech writer, I receive emails from computer-related organisations with story ideas. When I'm pressed for time, I'll usually ... (view more)

Thu
09
Oct
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Google's Mail Goggles Could Prevent Email Debacles

"Mail Goggles" is now part of Google's free Gmail service. The feature is simple really, but could serve as an effective deterrent against very bad email-based decisions while in an 'altered state'. Just answer a few basic math questions in a ... specified period of time before sending out your email. You shhhaid wha...? After a grueling work week, you decide to accept an invitation from some friends to meet at a local bar for a beer. While reminiscing about the "good old days", you realize that one beer has become two, two beers have become four and in no time at all you have surpassed your ... (view more)

Mon
18
Aug
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Google Apologizes for Last Week's GMail Glitch

Google has said sorry to users of its Gmail service after they were left without access to their emails for almost two hours early last week. The firm made a rare apology on its official blog after the outage, saying "The issue was caused by a ... temporary outage in our contacts system that was preventing Gmail from loading properly." (Source: blogspot.com ) There has been some speculation the problem may be connected with a recent change to Gmail's contacts system, designed to separate contacts users have manually added from those which are created automatically when you send or receive a ... (view more)

Wed
16
Jul
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Google Steps Up GMail Security

Google has announced two new security measures for its Gmail service: a partnership with eBay and PayPal to reduce phishing attacks, and a tool to warn users if somebody may have illicitly accessed their mailbox. The firm has teamed up with the ... auction and money transfer sites because they are two of the most common targets for phishing, a technique where hackers send emails that appear to be from the company and include links to bogus sites in the hope of capturing user names and passwords. Gmail already highlights potentially suspicious emails with a red box and removes any links those ... (view more)

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