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Reducing the amount of time employees spend on email
In many organisations, business managers are looking for ways to minimise the use of email or make it more efficient so that employees can focus more on deep work and creative tasks instead of on managing their emails.
Microsoft releases fix to the reply-all problem
The act of hitting ‘reply all’ on an email sent to a large list of staff can set off a chain of seemingly endless threads, and can be a huge disruption to productivity. Here's how Microsoft is tackling the problem.
MailGuard warns against extortion phishing emails
MailGuard has highlighted dangerous email scams following its interception of a large run of extortion phishing emails that demand a ransom payment in bitcoin.
Number of spam emails drops, still accounts for 55% of traffic
Significantly, spam messages account for more than half of 295 billion in 2019, making 55% of global email traffic in this year, the company states.
Rising costs of email attacks concerning for organisations
Email attacks are having a major impact on businesses, with ever-evolving security concerns proving a challenge for IT security professionals.
Lateral phishing: The latest in email account takeover
"One of the most striking aspects of this emerging attack is the scale of potential victims that the attackers target."
HubSpot goes freemium with new CRM offering
Customers can now send emails, manage ad campaigns, and analyse marketing efforts as part of HubSpot’s free centralised platform.
Why businesses should ban email attachments
"When people are working from an outdated version of a document, they can waste time, make errors, and potentially risk the success of the project they’re working on."
Report: 80% of organisations faced email-borne attacks last year
Barracuda Networks found that 30% of respondents had fallen victim to a ransomware attack, with almost three quarters revealing the attacks had originated from email.
Oracle’s Bronto marketing platform gets updates
Software tools updated to empower marketers in an increasingly competitive environment.
Gmail turns 15 and celebrates by unveiling new features
After being introduced as part of Google’s G Suite back in 2004, Gmail has now progressed to become one of the most dominant email platforms on the market.
Rhipe adds email management solution to portfolio
The cloud-focused distributor has forged a distribution agreement with SMX, a provider of an email management, security and archiving solution.
Twilio adds email to platform with acquisition
By adding the email API platform SendGrid into its fold, Twilio now includes email as a channel of communication for its customers.
News Corp's email bungle a harsh lesson in data privacy
News Corp claims the bungle was due to ‘human error’, demonstrating just how damaging those errors can be – especially at a time when its employees are already facing the prospect of losing their jobs.
Phishing scams – a deep dive into this year’s cyber attack trends
There’s no doubt email is the number one vector used to initiate attacks on organisations, and of those email attacks, phishing is king.
Vodafone closes email service – urges customers to set up free FWD system
Vodafone NZ's email service is closing for good at the end of this month and the telco is urging its customers to set up an auto-forwarding service.
Singapore IT professionals alarmed at potential for email-based cyber attacks
Email-based cyber attacks are of major concern to Singapore IT professionals, even despite increasing technology investments.
Number of malicious emails soars 85% from previous quarter
Proofpoint has released the findings from its massive Quarterly Threat Report – some of which are astonishing.
Kiwontech launches AI-based email security platform in Japan
South Korean email security provider Kiwontech will expand sales of its AI email security platform to Japan in partnership with Taiyo Tsushin Kogyo.
Vodafone shuts down 20-year-old Paradise and Clear email platforms
For customers who are keen to still receive the emails sent to their old account, Vodafone will offer a free auto forwarding service.
Hackers speak: Privileged accounts best way to steal data
From the mouths of the hackers themselves, organisations’ privileged accounts are the most attractive targets for gaining access to critical data.
It's possible for cyber attackers to change what's in your emails
A newly-discovered exploit called ROPEMAKER allows an attacker to remotely change the content of any email post-delivery.
Fake blackmail campaign hits Aussie inboxes
Stay Smart Online has issued a warning to Australians about a spam scare campaign currently hitting inboxes.
Internet Solutions scoops two awards at Mimecast South Africa Partner Awards
“Internet Solutions has once again excelled at helping its customers tackle evolving email threats like ransomware and impersonation fraud in email."