New stuff coming out in the White House email saga. When last we reported we had been told about 50 staffers used private e-mail service while at work. And we explained how hard it would be to truly delete any of those e-mails. Now the congressional investigators say at least 88 White House staff members used a private e-mail service provided by the Republican National Committee (RNC). So far Congress and the RNC have spent two months negotiating about access to those e-mails and even data about the e-mails.
Josh and I just spent the better part of two days finding e-mail contacts for the products that were nominated for the Webware 100 awards. Many nominations came from people not affiliated with the companies that made these products. Fans, in other words.
To these fans, I say, thanks for taking the time to nominate the products you like. But to nearly all companies that have the fans, I blow loud and wet raspberries in your general direction. Do you have any idea how freaking hard it was to find contact information for you?
In far too many cases, there … Read more
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We've clicked our fingertips nearly to the bone checking hundreds of e-mail messages and slaying spam in three different in-boxes. You'll find the fruit of our labors in this XXXL-size chart showing what's inside of Yahoo Mail beta, Windows Live Hotmail, and Gmail beta.
Microsoft released the new Windows Live Hotmail this week, but Gmail and Yahoo Mail remain in beta testing. What to choose? You can afford to be fickle since each free service offers similar features, with new goodies rolling out nearly each month. Each brand will import your contacts from elsewhere, in case you … Read more
Some 280 million Hotmail users are getting a brand-new in-box today. If you're already using Hotmail, a green button will invite you to try the new service when you log in, while the beta tag disappears for testers (pictures here).
Microsoft is also building bridges between its desktop and browser-based e-mail services. The Windows Live Mail beta download should be available later this month, succeeding Outlook Express and Windows Mail. Also later in May, expect to see the free Microsoft Office Outlook Connector beta, which will synchronize contacts, e-mails, and folders with the new Hotmail. The current Outlook Web … Read more
It's been a while since we covered a file transfer product like Izimi, Tubes, YouSendIt, or Zapr. But there are still new solutions popping up to solve the problem of sending big files. The latest--that we know of--is Quickeo.
This product's special sauce is that it will bundle up several multimedia files into an attractive e-mail "album". When a recipient clicks on link in the e-mail, it will fire up a Web page that he or she can use to play your files directly.
To create a Quickeo album and send these e-mails, you need to … Read more
The most recent update to the Mozilla Thunderbird (download for Windows or Mac OS X ) mail client shoves the former fledgling out of Mozilla's nest. The goal, if unstated, is clear: get as many people as possible to try the app, and hope that the appeal of a lighter client with similar power to Outlook and Outlook Express will pull some users away from Microsoft's ubiquitous software.
For home use, Thunderbird 2 should be a no-brainer. Many of the newer features incorporate Web mail services, which can now work offline as well as on. Threaded post reading and … Read more
Intel filed a report late Monday night outlining how it plans to recover e-mail that it failed to preserve following the filing of Advanced Micro Devices' antitrust lawsuit against the company.
Last month, Intel said that a number of employees had failed to properly preserve e-mail related to AMD's allegations after some people forgot to save "sent" e-mail or assumed IT was backing up their folders. The report doesn't have much in the way of details beyond what Intel has already said, that despite the breakdown in its document retention policies it thinks it can cobble … Read more
Grouptivity launched an updated version of its content-sharing tool on Monday. Blog posters can now add a "discuss this" button on the bottom of any post, which will pull up the Grouptivity sharing dialogue to send off the post or article to others. This dialogue allows you to pick from various pieces of media (photos and videos) that you want to share, along with a full text copy of the content. There's also the option to send it off to multiple e-mail addresses, set up read confirmations, and author explanatory messages to your recipients.
If you've … Read more
Veronica Belmont pit Yahoo Mail (beta) against most geeks' favored e-mail service, Gmail. If you're aiming to dump your current PC (or Mac)-based e-mail app and move to the Web, this is a good, basic comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of the two services.
I'll tell you right now that Gmail won, by a nose. Click through to the video to see how Gmail performed in each round of the fight: Interface, Features, Speed, Organization, and Security.