Monday, November 30, 2015
  • Email Privacy Act Gets Heard In The House Of Representatives

    A 2-year-old email privacy bill will finally have its day in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. If passed and signed into law, the bill would ensure that government agencies obtain a warrant before any stored electronic communications are exchanged, such as email, text, and/or video. ...Read the whole story

  • Email Marketing Drives Black Friday Sales

    Email drove the most online sales on Black Friday and accounted for 25.1% of all online orders this year, according to a report from Custora. Online shopping on Black Friday this year rose 16.1% compared with 2014. Order growth and average order value also rose on Black Friday this year -- at 15.6% and 0.5%, respectively. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Emails Associated With Ashley Madison Accounts See Rise in SpamInformation Management

    Spam emails sent to email addresses stored in the Ashley Madison database have increased exponentially since the cheating site was hacked, according to a new report from email security firm MailChannels. The company revealed that email addresses exposed in these kinds of breaches are a prime target for cybercriminals. ...Read the whole story

  • 73% of Emails Opened on Mobile in UKBizReport

    Seventy-three percent of emails were opened on mobile devices in the UK during Q3 2015, the highest rate yet, according to new research from Movable Ink. The company's quarterly report, UK Consumer Device Preference Report, also revealed that smartphones are behind these high open rates. ...Read the whole story

  • BlackBerry Pulls Out of Pakistan to Avoid Email MonitoringLiveMint

    BlackBerry Ltd is closing down its Pakistan operations so that authorities in the country can no longer monitor its main business enterprise server and email messages. BlackBerry's BES servers are no longer operating in the nation for security purposes. "The truth is that the Pakistani government wanted the ability to monitor all BES traffic," explained Marty Beard, chief operating officer at BlackBerry, in a blog post. ...Read the whole story

  • Exploring Email's Carbon FootprintNDTV

    Sending 65 emails takes the same amount of greenhouse gasses as driving an average-sized car a .6 miles, according to a new study. The research revealed that the greenhouse gases come from the use of electricity powering the computer, server and routers. The report also revealed that the global carbon footprint from spam sent annually is equivalent to the greenhouse gases created by 3.1 million passenger cars using two billion gallons of gasoline in a year. ...Read the whole story

  • Most EmailIs Are Answered Within An Hour: StudyForbes

    Fifty percent of email replies are sent within an hour of being opened, according to a new study by USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The researchers examined email responses of more than 2 million users exchanging 16 billion emails over the course of several months, and also found that 90 percent of emails are answered within 48 hours of being opened. ...Read the whole story

Holiday Email Conundrum: When SPAM Makes The Nice List

As the holidays get underway, it's time for cheer and catching up. Recently, my family and I had the opportunity to spend some time with out-of-town relatives we only see a few times a year. As ...More