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Opera 11.10 gets HTML5 File API support, IMAP improvements

The crew in Oslo keeps plugging away at Opera 11.10, and the latest snapshot build includes a number of improvements to Opera's built-in email client -- as well as HTML5-related additions. On the IMAP front, Opera now supports special folders like sent items, spam, and trash. It also better handles duplicate items in Gmail -- such as those which appear in all mail and under your custom...

Sparrow 1.1 for Mac adds IMAP email support, Priority Inbox and more

Sparrow, the slick-looking alternative mail client for Mac, is no longer Gmail-only! With the release of version 1.1 -- now available in the Mac App Store -- Sparrow supports any IMAP account you've got. That includes MobileMe, Yahoo and AOL accounts, as well as any custom IMAP setups you're running on your own domains. Sparrow 1.1 also supports one of the most-requested Gmail features:...

Google accuses China of interfering with Gmail

It's act three of Google vs. China. We've seen the two duke it out over accusations of cyberwarfare and search engine censorship, and now Google is throwing down the gauntlet over interference with Gmail. According to The Guardian, the number of complaints from Gmail users and advertisers in China has steadily risen of late. Google believes that the problems are the result of "a government...

Yahoo Mail finally fixes IMAP data bug

A while back, Yahoo! was pegged as the culprit behind some users' mysterious mobile data consumption. The problem, of course, was with Yahoo's IMAP support. While there was initially some deflection going on, Yahoo! has now stepped up and delivered a fix which stems the tide of those nefarious and wanton packets. As reported at Within Windows, Yahoo! updated its IMAP servers and mail is now...

Gmail Labs adds Smart Labels to help organize your inbox

Last year, Google kicked up Gmail with Priority Inbox, which uses a clever algorithm to decide which incoming email are most important to you. And now, with the introduction of Smart Labels, even more zero-config automated sorting is here to help your webmail woes. Smart Labels will automatically scour for and tag any bulk mail, notifications, and forum communications you receive. You're not...

Gmail app for Android adds custom label colors, improved text select

Google has delivered another pair of tweaks to the Gmail app for Android. This time around, users with Android 2.3.X Gingerbread will notice improved text selection when tapping and holding to copy. Custom label colors are also synced as of this update, making it easier to see how your messages have been auto-sorted. The update note also trumpets our favorite vaguery: bug fixes. Hit the...

Sparrow email client for Mac reaches 1.0, lands in Mac App Store

Sparrow, the gorgeous Mac email client released late last year, is now at version 1.0 and up for sale in the Mac App Store. Previous versions weren't stable enough to replace Mail.app entirely, but Sparrow has overcome its growing pains to become a solid Mail alternative. With support for multiple accounts, and UI design that borrows heavily from Twitter for Mac, it's no surprise that Sparrow...

Add canned responses and snippets to Microsoft Outlook with Text Lightning

Want a quick way to add some pre-defined text to your Microsoft Outlook email messages? Text Lightning is a slick, free add-in which makes it easy to drop in custom signatures or any other boilerplate verbage you need fast access to. It's even got a product recognition feature which scans your message and then displays only snippets which it believes are relevant. Composing a reply? Text...

Hotmail now offers disposable email via aliases

Though it's still playing catch-up in terms of geek cred, Hotmail has grown into a much more modern, powerful webmail app in the past year. The latest update by Microsoft introduces support for email aliases -- a handy option which Gmail users have enjoyed for quite a long time which are like the privacy-protecting disposable email accounts we've told you about before. Using an alias is handy...

Windows Phone 7 data leak problem traced to Yahoo! Mail app

Microsoft has admitted to Paul Thurrott that the "third party app" which has been responsible for mysterious data leakage on Windows Phone 7 is, in fact, Yahoo! Mail. The admission came only hours after Rafael Rivera had already proved this to be the case. Rivera noted that Yahoo! was transmitting about 25 times more data than it needed to. Yikes. Microsoft originally reported that this issue...

Gmail Labs features get easier to find with Instant-like search

Gmail Labs features are great, but with more than four dozen to choose from, it's gotten a bit tedious scrolling through and trying to figure out which to enable. You could use your Web browser's built-in find feature to locate a specific term on the page, but that's just not very Google. Which is precisely why a pair of Google engineers decided it was time to add a fancy search option on the...

Thunderbird Conversations 2.0 alpha 2 released

Late in 2010, Mozilla delivered the first alpha of Conversations for its Thunderbird email client. The add-on brings Gmail-like threading to your Thunderbird inbox, and it worked quite nicely in our testing. As is the case with an alpha release, however, there were loads of bugs to squash and features to to tweak -- which Mozilla has been doing ever since. There's now a second alpha of...

Gmail search gets a spell checker

Google Search has long offered suggestions when it thinks you may have entered a word (or words) incorrectly. That feature has also been available in Gmail as part of Apps Search -- a Gmail Labs experiment. Now, however, the switch has been flipped and suggestions are now offered whenever you perform a search. It's nice to see that Google is working to enhance Gmail search, though as Alex...

Hotmail missing email problem was caused by automated test malfunction

Recently, several thousand users began reporting a problem with their Hotmail inboxes. Messages -- and sometimes entire folders -- had vanished from their Inboxes. Microsoft managed to restore everything in five days, but what exactly went wrong? And what -- if anything -- were they doing to make sure something like this didn't happen again? The Hotmail team has since posted an explanation. As...

Google Apps adds DKIM email signing to help fight spam

That battle against spam is a never ending one for sysadmins, and Google has announced that they're giving Apps admins a brand new weapon: DKIM, or Domain Keys Identified Mail. DKIM allows administrators to validate outgoing email messages with a digital signature, and Google is making it available to all Apps customers at no cost. Enabling DKIM on your domain is as simple as a few mouse clicks...