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New Microsoft Tool to Keep 'Reply All' Messes at Bay

'Reply All Storm Protection' feature to keep Office 365 users' inboxes clear of 'reply all' messages

(Newser) - Other than a reaming from your boss or a missive announcing a daylong company meeting, there are few work emails that prompt more dread and annoyance than one that ends up getting caught in an endless "reply all" chain. Per ZDNet , Microsoft now says it has a solution to... More »

Michael Flynn's Legal Team Says Emails Prove a Setup

President Trump agrees

(Newser) - Michael Flynn's legal team is trying to get the case against him dismissed, and his lawyers say newly released documents from the FBI show why. The judge in Flynn's case on Wednesday unsealed the documents, which include notes written by FBI agents as they discussed strategy before interviewing... More »

Clinton Emails: Violations, but No 'Deliberate Mishandling'

State Department wraps up 3-year investigation

(Newser) - A three-year-long internal State Department probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server has wrapped up, and dozens may be facing disciplinary action, though, per the AP , the investigation found "no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information." According to a report submitted... More »

Nobody Checked Child Abuse Email—for 4 Years

'We did not know this email even existed'

(Newser) - A Colorado government email account set up to organize reports of child abuse and neglect went unchecked for four years so that five cases requiring immediate attention were disregarded. Colorado's Department of Human Services launched hccc@state.co.us in 2015 as a way for government staff to support a... More »

Job Seeker Gets Recruiter Email With Offensive Movie Line

Connie Cheung was 'shocked' agency worker sent her racist line from 'Full Metal Jacket'

(Newser) - When Connie Cheung received an email from a recruiting agency about an office manager assistant position she'd applied for, what should've been info on the next steps for the job was something entirely different. "Me love you long time," was the only message in the email... More »

Mistaken Email BCCs May Have Led Magic Johnson to Quit

Sports reporter Ric Bucher references messages between Jeanie Buss, Rob Pelinka

(Newser) - A good reminder to watch who you BCC on your emails. A sports reporter says it's possible Magic Johnson's sudden resignation as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations was partially spurred by unflattering emails about him sent by franchise bosses—ones that he was mistakenly copied... More »

Cubs Owner Blasted for Controversial Emails on Obama, Islam

Among others sent by Joe Ricketts

(Newser) - Splinter's "Billionaire's Inbox" offers a look at how "the other half" lives, and its most recent dive is quite the eye-opener. The news outlet got its hands on what the New York Times calls "a cache of racist emails" both sent and received by Joe... More »

A Potluck Party Email Turned Into 'ReplyAll Gate'

'STOP THE MADNESS!!!!'

(Newser) - "STOP THE MADNESS!!!!," "dear lord," and "I want to die" were just a few of the responses to what was meant to be a routine email Friday about a seasonal potluck party in a Utah state office, per the Miami Herald . What caused the holiday... More »

Email Bomb Threats Were a Hoax—and a 'Terrible Strategy'

Extortion warnings sent around the US, Canada demanded $20K in bitcoin

(Newser) - Chaos ensued across the US, Canada, and New Zealand Thursday after schools, businesses, government buildings, media outlets, and other venues were hit with a wave of email threats that warned of bombs going off at each target if $20,000 in bitcoin wasn't paid up, USA Today reports. Police... More »

Ivanka Trump: 'No Equivalency' Between Her Emails, Clinton's

First daughter also speaks on Mueller probe, migrant caravan

(Newser) - "There's no equivalency." That's Ivanka Trump's official take on her email hubbub versus that of Hillary Clinton , per an interview Tuesday with ABC News . "All of my emails are stored and preserved. There were no deletions. There is no attempt to hide," and... More »

Ivanka Trump Sent Emails About Government From Private Account

Democrats might launch investigation

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump might not have been paying attention at the numerous rallies where her father denounced Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for government use. Officials have confirmed that the president's daughter used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails relating to government business... More »

Comey's Gmails? 156 Have Been Released

He discussed sensitive FBI matters, says the Post

(Newser) - Was it hypocrisy? While probing Hillary Clinton's emails, former FBI chief James Comey conducted business on his private Gmail account—including seven messages the Justice Dept. deemed too sensitive for public release, the New York Post reports. A Freedom of Information request obtained 156 of his emails, but 363... More »

Roger Stone on Newly Revealed Emails: 'This Is Called Politics'

'NYT' publishes correspondence between Stone, Steve Bannon

(Newser) - Newly released emails from the 2016 presidential campaign appear to show political operative Roger Stone presenting himself as a WikiLeaks insider to Steve Bannon, who was at the heart of then-candidate Donald Trump's run for president. The emails, published Thursday by the New York Times , touch on a central... More »

Ignore That Cookie Monster Cat Email From State Dept.

US Embassy in Australia blames 'training error' for odd email blast

(Newser) - The US hasn't had an ambassador to Australia in place for two years, the longest stretch since WWII—which may explain why things are getting low-key chaotic Down Under at the American embassy. The BBC reports that an apology has been issued after a "training error" resulted in... More »

Weinstein Accuser's Emails: 'Hate Feeling Like a Booty Call'

Movie producer's lawyers hope emails derail her case by proving a consensual relationship

(Newser) - Before telling authorities Harvey Weinstein had raped her, his accuser sent emails after the alleged attack welcoming plans to get together, seeking advice, and telling him no one "understands me quite like you," per court papers his lawyers filed Friday. The woman, who hasn't been publicly IDed,... More »

Rumored New Gmail Features: Self-Destruction and 'Snoozing'

Plus, a 'Confidential Mode' would keep users from forwarding, copying, or printing sensitive emails

(Newser) - The Washington Post reported Thursday on rumors about Google's Gmail revamp, and TechCrunch and the Verge got their hands on supposed screenshots of the updated design and new features. Among the more intriguing-sounding innovations: a "Confidential Mode" that keeps email protected by not allowing the recipient to forward... More »

New Name in Spotlight in Mueller Investigation

White House communications director Hope Hicks is under scrutiny

(Newser) - A new name may play an unexpectedly big role in the Robert Mueller investigation: Hope Hicks. The 29-year-old director of White House communications is coming under scrutiny for comments she allegedly made in regard to Donald Trump Jr.'s controversial meeting with Russians during the campaign, reports the New ... More »

Days After Leaving FBI, More on Probe Into McCabe

Sources say DOJ is looking into possible Andrew McCabe stall on emails tied to Clinton

(Newser) - FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe left the FBI earlier this week, but it looks like he'll still be on the DOJ's radar for a while. Sources tell the Washington Post the agency's former No. 2 has been the subject of a months-long probe by DOJ Inspector General... More »

New Head of Miss America Board: Gretchen Carlson

She'll be first former pageant winner to serve as group's leader

(Newser) - New developments in the Miss America scandal that forced out the organization's CEO and other executives after "unacceptable" emails were revealed about past winners. One of the most vocal critics of the pageant's leadership after the revelations was Gretchen Carlson, a past Miss America winner and former... More »

Mueller Has Thousands of Trump's Transition Emails

GSA turned over records, prompting transition team to complain they were obtained illegally

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Trump's campaign has accessed thousands of his transition team's emails, according to several sources. But the investigators did not directly request the records from Trump's still-existing transition group, Trump for America, and instead obtained them from the General... More »

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