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Google sharpens Gmail app for iOS

This new version adds background refresh capability.

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Top Choice: Our favorite Mac mail clients

We tested a bumper crop of contenders to find the best e-mail offering for your needs.

How to reclaim your email when LinkedIn’s Intro shuts down

LinkedIn is getting rid of its Intro strips for Mail in iOS, which could affect your email access if you don’t uninstall the service from your phone.

Mail Pilot for Mac review: Email client charts a course for maximum productivity

Looking for a completely different approach to your email? Mail Pilot treats your emails as tasks on a to-do list.

Apple offers mail retrieval workaround for some providers

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Having trouble with Mail in Mavericks? You're not alone. A new support document from Apple suggests one way you might be able to get the app to retrieve new mail, but your mileage may vary.

Yahoo acknowledges Yahoo Mail hack

Yahoo acknowledges that hackers attacked a third-party database and collected an undlsclosed number of passwords and usernames.

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Simplify your email

Overwhelmed by an overflowing Inbox? Take these steps to simplify your email today.

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How to prevent strangers on Google+ from flooding your Gmail inbox

A recent Google change lets any Google+ user contact you via Gmail. Here's how to stop that potential spam flood before it starts.

When good email disappears: Archiving old messages

A faithful reader has found that his email vanishes shortly after launching Outlook. With a backup and a severed Internet connection, those missives can be kept forever.

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Apple releases OS X 10.9.1 with Mail fixes

If "solutions for a buggy Mail app" was on your holiday wish list, Apple has delivered: The company released an update to OS X Mavericks Monday that purportedly fixes several of the Mail app issues users ran into.