RIM's BIS 2.6 Brings New Features to BlackBerries
RIM has updated its BlackBerry Internet Services to version 2.6. The largest changes will be seen by Gmail users, who will no longer receive sent messages in their inbox, and can perform one-way sync of read/unread counts between their BlackBerry and their Gmail account. Other improvements include the ability to show password characters when logging in, and a new WAP site that allows for customization of email accounts. In order for Gmail users to get the new features, they must delete the existing Gmail account from their BlackBerry and then add it back. The is no cost associated with the BIS update.
Google Adds Master Inbox View to Gmail for Android
Google today updated its Gmail application for Android devices with the ability to see all emails from various accounts in a single, master inbox. Using the new "All Inboxes" option will lump together emails from Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, and IMAP/POP accounts into a single view.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Gmail for Android Gains Microsoft Exchange Support
Google today said the global Android Gmail app is set to add support for Microsoft Exchange. "Whether you're on Google Apps or Exchange, you can use the Gmail app on any Android device to send and receive mail," said Google in a blog post.
Gmail to Call Out Insecure Emails
Google is hoping to protect Gmail users by making them more aware of secure and insecure messages. Moving forward, Gmail will display an open lock icon for Google Apps users who receive messages from email services that don't support an encrypted connection.