Three top automated email reminder plugins and services

Many of us use our email inbox as a to-do list. Keeping that to-do list organized and easily accessible is a daunting task--especially with scores of new messages arriving daily. Each of these

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Liane Cassavoy

More hackers hijacking email, Facebook accounts

More hackers are hijacking email and Facebook accounts but almost a quarter of their victims are doing nothing to prevent falling prey again, a new global study says. The amount of spam sent

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Christine Wong

Back up your Web mail account

Yes, we know--it's hard enough to remember to back up your desktop, your laptop, your smartphone, and your tablet, and now we want you to think about backing up your cloud-based e-mail account,

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Canadians supplement e-mail with Facebook Messages

Webmail accounts come and go these days. Facebook is bringing e-mail to its Messages service, while Canada.com just told its users to clear out and pack up before the service closed for good

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Brian Jackson

How to get bought out by a tech giant

If you've been hoping a giant like Google, Microsoft, Facebook or Cisco will scoop up your company, here are some tips: Don't e-mail Steve Ballmer directly, don't tell wild stories about how great

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

Web mail shake-up: changes made to Gmail and Hotmail

Microsoft is tackling the growing issue of Hotmail account hijacking. Microsoft has introduced new security controls designed to help users better protect Hotmail passwords and recover compromised accounts more easily.With somewhere around 360

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Tony Bradley and Edward N. Albro

Five innovative features you’ll dig in the new Hotmail

Hotmail and innovation: Those two words haven't been used in the same sentence for years. But when Microsoft launches an update to the online mail service (officially known as Windows Live Hotmail) sometime

Published on: May 20th, 2010 Edward Albro

Terrible things done to 10 great products

Technology companies are awfully fond of comparing their work to poetry and art. Unlike most poets and artists, though, techies seem incapable of leaving well enough alone.In fact, the industry's whole business model

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Harry McCracken

Disabled Hotmail feature stokes user frustration

Windows Live Hotmail users have been venting their frustration at Microsoft for the past month since the software maker suddenly removed a popular feature because it created a security hole.The "Attach Photo" feature

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Eric Lai

The “Scunthorpe Problem” – unfortunate names subject to Web censorship

The Internet is full of filth. From "barely legal babes" to barely avoidable male-enhancement spam, something risqué seems to be lurking around every corner online. Yet in an age where amateur action may

Published on: December 11th, 2008 JR Raphael

Live Document dead in the water without off-line capability

A hosted office productivity suite developed by Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia needs to sprout some off-line capability or it could drown in a sea of similar products, according to a Canadian technology analyst.Instant

Published on: November 24th, 2007 Nestor Arellano