Evernote has done away with its email feature for basic users. The Email to Evernote feature now only exists for those people with a premium account. However, there is a workaround to still use the app to send emails using IFTTT.
More than half of all emails are tracked allowing the sender to see when the email was opened on what device and the IP address the email was opened on. Track buster, a new startup, wants to combat this tracking with an online tool that blocks email trackers. The tool is available for Gmail and has removed more than one million trackers since it launched on July 9.
Hackers thought to be located in the Middle East have launched a new Gmail phishing campaign. The spam messages look like legitimate email from Gmail but link back to a fake Google Drive page which asks visitors to give up their username and password. Researchers at cloud security firm Elastica discovered the breach, which got past Google's own anti-spam software.
Speaker of the House John Boehner is calling Hillary Clinton to "come clean" and give her private email server to the State Department's inspector general. His push comes as a government watchdog group has reported that Clinton accessed at least four emails that contained state classified info. Clinton contends that she did not send or receive any secret information from the account.
While social media will help play a role in the upcoming presidential elections, both parties will rely heavily on targeted email marketing. For instance, in June, Hillary Clinton's camp send out emails with 290 different subject lines based on the constituent's interests.While the list counts about 5 million people the average email only goes to 780,000 people, according to eDataSource.
A lot of research has been done in recent years illustrating the negative health affect of working after hours and on vacation. If you are getting ready to go on vacation, executive coach Scott Eblin says that you should consider your out of office email message. Rather than saying you are on vacation and slow to respond to email, he argues that you should say you are on vacation and are not responding to email until you get back.
Transparency advocates are not pleased with the how the inspectors general are handling the release of Hillary Clinton's email. Critics claim that the delayed release of emails has the potential to stop the Freedom of Information Act process, which is already slow enough. Steven Aftergood, a classified information expert with the Federation of American Scientists, said, "Their recommendation essentially is to give more reviewers a veto over disclosure. They not only want to bring in intelligence community reviewers, but also Justice Department officials."
LinkedIn is cutting down the number of emails it sends. The professional network said that it is cutting down based on user demand. "Many of you have told us that you receive too many emails from LinkedIn," explained the site's blog. "We're also not immune to the late night talk show host jokes. We get it. And we've recently begun to make changes so that the emails you receive are more infrequent and more relevant." The site has removed four of every 10 emails sent.
Planned Parenthood's database has been hacked. The hackers stole a list of employee names and email addresses and also tried to deface the organization's website. The hacker group taking credit for the breach is referring to itself as 3301, and claimed that the attack was politically motivated. It comes as Planned Parenthood is making headlines for allegedly harvesting of fetal tissue.
Boxer has released the 6.0 version of its email app, adding a calendar feature to the tool. The calendar is integrated into the Boxer app, and is also available as a standalone app for Android. The update also includes a redesign with updated visuals and performance.