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Gmail's spam filter has been repaired

Spam filters are a thing we rely on every single day to protect us from an overwhelming amount of unwanted messages, but we rarely think about the technology behind them when everything works. When the algorithms do break, all hell breaks loose, as we suddenly realize how many emails get filtered regularly. That's an experience some Gmail users have been going through over the last few days, as Google's spam filters appear to have been on strike for them. Google confirmed the bug is now fixed.

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The best free and open-source alternatives to Gmail on Android

There are a lot of reasons you might want to use an open source alternative to an app like Gmail. Privacy, security, and supporting open source development top the list, but the simple fact is that an app like Gmail, at the end of the day, needs to generate revenue for Google in order for the service to worth providing. It also has to serve a hugely diverse user base with tons of needs and expectations about email you may not have, where a simpler, more stripped down email experience would do just as well. Here are a few Gmail alternatives for Android that are totally free and open source.

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Basecamp's radical new email app Hey is now available to try

We all know email sucks, but there's no easy answer as to how to fix it. Inbox by Gmail was promising, only to be cut down in its prime by the evil overlords at Google who just can't let us have nice things. Other clients like Spark can paper over some of the cracks, but to really solve the many problems you have to start from scratch. That's what the makers of popular project management tool Basecamp have done with Hey.

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Newton Mail is back from the dead once again

The Newton Mail journey has been something of a rollercoaster ride. The innovative mail client had something of a cult following which it clearly wasn't able to convert into profit so its developers announced that it would shut down back in 2018 right after an unpopular price hike. It was then revived by Andy Rubin's Essential in 2019, but we all know how that worked out. Just when we thought it might have been gone for good, Newton Mail has now been acquired by a couple of users who couldn't bear to see it die.

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Spark gets new design and features to make managing email a breeze

Spark is one of the most popular email clients for Apple users and has made its way to Android about a year ago. Since then, it gained some features, including dark mode, and is now receiving a major update that gives it a fresh coat of paint as well as extended functionality.

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Google Duo will soon let other users call you without knowing your phone number

Earlier this year, Google made a change to the web version of Duo that meant you could log in and start a call without having a phone number linked to your account. This made it easier for you to start a video chat but didn't help others get in touch with you. According to Jane Manchun Wong on Twitter, Google is working on a toggle that will allow people to contact you on Duo even if they only know your email address.

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Edison launches OnMail to take on the mighty Gmail

If you spend your day going through email, you probably know this is usually a painstaking task. Most of us tend to receive messages we'd rather not see, and spend way too much time organizing our mailbox instead of being productive. Gmail is probably one of the most intuitive email providers on the market, but its interface is not necessarily the most convenient one when it comes to work-related emails. Edison has been working on addressing this issue with its email client, but now wants to go further by announcing its own email service that's designed to compete directly with Gmail.

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Gmail adds setting to store multiple signature options

One size email signature might not fit all. You probably don't want to end a casual message with your long business signature, or if you regularly communicate with someone in a different language, it might be a little strange to end your message in your native language. Thankfully, Gmail now lets you store multiple signatures and pick between them from the compose window.

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Edison Mail gets templates and rich text editing in v1.13 update

In business, communications can be an exhaustive rote practice. You exchange greetings, suss out what the other side wants, and then things might get interesting from there. But in most cases, you could probably do well for yourself by setting up a bunch of templates in your email. More email apps are bringing them on board and the relatively popular Edison Mail is one of them.

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Popular email client Spark lets you customize notifications per account — with pizzazz

Spark, the popular email client, made its way to Android back in April. Since then, it received further improvements with the addition of a dark mode in November. Now, the company behind the app, Readdle, is introducing customizable notifications per account, to help you differentiate between emails that require your immediate attention and those that can wait.

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