Email servers

Gmail gets an upgrade for its 15th birthday

Gmail launched April 1, 2004 — but the service was clearly no joke. For its 15th birthday, Google is adding a bunch of new features.

Why it matters: Gmail has become a force not just in consumer webmail, but also powering email for businesses large and small. Both Yahoo and Microsoft can tell you what happens if you stop being the coolest email kid on the block.

News outlets' email security gap

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

An Axios study shows that very few news organizations — around 6% of a broad sample — successfully use a critical technology that guarantees emails they send are authentic.

The big picture: We've written before about the Department of Homeland Security's struggle to get federal agencies and the White House to implement DMARC, a security protocol that prevents someone from successfully sending an email using someone else's email address. It's only fair to turn that lens on our own industry.