Think your emails are safely zipping through the internet? Not always! While Gmail shields your messages with basic encryption, some senders might be using flimsy protection, leaving your messages exposed like postcards in a blizzard. But fear not, vigilant emailer! Gmail has a secret weapon to warn you: the broken lock icon. What’s the broken […]
Every Google service typically uses a fixed amount of storage shared across all platforms. That means if you have a lot of files on Google Drive, it’s taking up the same space on Google Docs and Gmail. While Gmail will automatically free up space for new emails if your storage is full, it won’t do […]
It might sound like a small point, but the images you’re sent via email – even just a logo or profile picture loading up – can help hackers determine whether you’ve opened the message, setting you up for more spam or phishing. That’s why it’s useful to make images a requested element of your communications. […]
It’s a best practice not to send sensitive, personal information over email whenever possible. When it can’t be avoided, Confidential Mode can give you some peace of mind. Before you hit Send, from the bottom row of the toolbar, select the Confidential Mode icon. It looks like a clock face with a padlock. You can […]
If you have multiple Gmail accounts, close out any you don’t frequently use, or revisit and re-secure them with an updated password and multi-factor authentication. This reduces cybersecurity risk in several ways. First, it helps stop others from reading your emails. Second, it can prevent someone accessing one of these accounts and using it to […]
If you’re headed on vacation, it’s a good idea to set up automatic replies from your email. In Gmail, go to Settings and scroll down to “Vacation responder” under the General tab. You can include some amount of information, like when you’ll respond to emails, but keep it to a minimum. Remember, while you might […]
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