Hillary Clinton is not the only politician to use private email for official business. NJ governor Chris Christie has also used private email and texts to conduct official business. In an interview with Fox News, Christie defended the practice saying that any work related emails that we sent to his account were done so by his staff "inadvertently."
Spammers are going after some of London's most successful startups to try to scam money out of these companies' executives. According to a report in Business Insider UK, ten well-funded London startups have been targeted in these scams which involve emails seeking payments for a service. So far no one has fallen for the spam messages.
Phillip North, a former biologist at the Environmental Protection Agency, is caught up in a new email scandal. While in office, North was tasked with reviewing a proposal to develop a mine in Alaska. North opposed the plan personally and allegedly used his position to block the mine. The scandal comes about because he used his private email to help stop the mine from being built, and not his work email despite the fact that it was business surrounding the mine.
Do you remember the first email that you ever wrote? Jezebel collected stories from readers about the first time that they sent an email and made a video out of it. The embarrassing video demonstrates just how far people have come with email.
Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart has apologized for sending a sexist marketing email. The email claimed that beauty breeds success with stats suggesting that women who look better are more likely to succeed, then promoted a percentage off of clothes. Consumers complained about the message on Twitter and since then the company has apologized for the insensitive messaging.
Senator David Perdue (Georgia-R) has expressed new concerns over the State Department's use of email. "Recent data breaches of U.S. cyber networks should prompt all government officials to strengthen communication security," he said in a statement to CQ Roll Call. "This Inspector General report indicates systemic issues across the State Department, specifically in email communications."
Event-planning platform Splash has teamed up with GIF library and search engine Giphy to allow event marketers to add GIFs to email marketing messages, as well as landing pages for RSVPs. The idea is to make event invites more fun and lively and to give senders more personalization options. Adding GIFs to emails isn't new but this partnership is new for event marketers.
The Democratic National Committee has been given President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign email list. The list helped Obama raise $690 million in 2012. The list includes metrics on how much donors gave during the last election and how each person prefers to be contacted. The list will give the Democratic nominee a good start for their campaign.
Geronimo, a new iOS app for inbox management, has an unusual take on managing email. The app uses gestures, shakes, taps, and a pencil tool to help users manage their email accounts. The app displays the emails horizontally on the screen with a 'pull left to refresh,' as opposed to the more commonly used 'pull down' feature. In addition, emails are organized by day and displayed vertically.
Online scammers stole almost $750 million from more than 7,000 companies in the U.S. between October 2013 and August 2015, according to a new report from the FBI. The scammers are using phishing scams and spoofed email to rip people off. This represents a significant spike of victims and lost money.