Mail merge used to be a powerful tool, and still sees some use in businesses that rely on physical mail. E-mail is much handier for reaching people quickly, but the lack of customization tools can make it feel impersonal. Fortunately, there's a great, free tool available to customize mass mailings in Gmail.
Windows worm with "Here you have" subject line delivers not a PDF but rather malicious software that spreads itself via e-mails, network shares, and removable media.
Symantec posts note on mass-mail worms and the Mac platform
Google, apparently having trouble persuading some non-power users to embrace Gmail's label feature, announces "smart labels" to try to to bring
Symantec says fake Twitter invite that comes with an attachment is a mass-mailing worm, which gathers e-mail addresses from compromised PCs.
Facebook turns to Microsoft to protect users from the polymorphic and persistent Koobface virus.
The Conficker worm didn't cause any April 1 conflagration, but it has sparked some thoughts on who over the years would make up a hacking rogues' gallery.
McAfee researcher talks with CNET News about the spread of Melissa 10 years ago, how the author was tracked down, and how it differs from the today's Conficker worm.
Startup ELetter plans an online service that will automate mass mailings for even the smallest firms.
Offers supposedly from McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and Hallmark are spreading a new mass-mailing worm, say security vendors.