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Review: Thunderbird mail client offers freedom, flexibility, and drawbacks

This free email client from the makers of Firefox, aided by a legion of dedicated volunteer programmers, has more add-ons and customizable features than Apple’s Mail or Microsoft’s Outlook.

Stop Mail launching for Calendar alerts

Mail has a bad habit of launching whenever an invitation alerts goes off. Here's how to prevent it from happening.

Review: Search massive archives of email with MailSteward Pro 9

This software tool makes it easy to find messages in extremely large Apple Mail archives.

Review: Apple Mail 6 features better search, VIP email treatment

The previous version of Mail looked radically different from its predecessors. The new Mail 6 that comes with Mountain Lion seems nearly identical—its changes are small.

ACLU: Electronic surveillance by US agencies skyrocketing

U.S. law enforcement surveillance of email and other Internet communication has skyrocketed in the last two years, according to data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Turn email into reminders

Need a simple way to remind yourself about important emailed events? There's an application for that.

Apple confirms iCloud mail outage for some users

An update on Apple's iCloud system status page says that 1.1 percent of subscribers are unable to access their iCloud mail on Tuesday.

Eight great Gmail tips

When it comes to managing your email, Google’s free Gmail is easily one of the most efficient tools around. Here are eight tips for using some of its best features.

Filtering faked email messages

You'd like to filter a particular kind of email crud but either identifying information is missing or faked. How do you go about it? Chris Breen reveals all.

Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 vs. Kindles galore

This week, Apple announced an announcement, Amazon unveiled a Kindle armada, and we covered a virtual metric ton of Mac and iOS apps. Assuming metric tons even can be virtual, which is an open question.