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Yahoo set out to make its free email service hip again with upgrades that included getting rid of the need for passwords on mobile devices. [Read More]
Symphony, a financial industry messaging startup, announced that it has raised $100 million in a new round of funding from backers that included Google. [Read More]
A threat group breached a company’s webmail server and used the access to steal credentials and maintain persistence. [Read More]
Google this week announced improved security and privacy settings for Google Drive and Gmail. [Read More]
Caroline Kennedy, the US ambassador to Japan and daughter of late president John F. Kennedy, was criticized for using private email for official business. [Read More]
Google details mechanisms used to keep spam out of Gmail inboxes. Postmaster Tools released to help high-volume email senders. [Read More]
Google let a digital certificate expire that was sed to secure its smtp.google.com domain, the domain used by Gmail and Google Apps users to send outgoing email. [Read More]
Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce "end to end encryption" for email this year to boost privacy protection for users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers. [Read More]
Research from Venafi found that access to the personal email server used by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not encrypted or authenticated by a digital certificate for the first three months of her term. [Read More]
Security experts share thoughts on Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for conducting official government business. [Read More]

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Greg Olsen's picture
Transport Layer Security is a means of securing the transmission of email between two MTAs (mail transfer agents). In this column, I’ve highlighted some of the other things that can be done with TLS besides this opportunistic encryption of email.
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Inbound email to your firm containing important communications related to revenue or customer service could be blocked by your own anti-spam software. How can you prevent against false positives?
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Interest in Converged Infrastructure solutions has been surging due to the demands of cloud computing. This trend toward Converged Infrastructure has important implications for the email security IT infrastructure.
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Thinking of migrating mailboxes to a cloud provider? The email backbone is an important architectural tool when dealing with the migration of email mailboxes and maintaining email integrity during the migration process.
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These best practices for DKIM can help you get more email delivered and lower the likelihood that a message will be categorized as spam.
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The driver for choosing SaaS as a deployment model is typically cost. But SaaS as a model for CRM can have a downside when it comes to email—the potential for deliverability problems.
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One of the best ways to optimize security for messaging infrastructure is to leverage the power of something already deployed—the corporate directory.
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Enterprises today need to not only understand how Data Leak Prevention (DLP) impacts their organization, but also need to be aware of DLP specifically as it relates to email.
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DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) was created as an Internet standard method of instilling trust back in email. These best practices around DKIM verification outline what organizations should consider in order to trust email and prevent phishing.
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When considering policy-based email encryption, there are best practices that an organization can follow for policy-based email encryption.