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See the status of a Gmail message after it’s been delivered

Using Gmail’s Email Log Search feature in the Admin console, G Suite admins can track the delivery of messages sent and received by users within their domain. Until now, admins had to reach out to end users directly or search their mailboxes to see the status of a message after it had been delivered. With this launch, that’s no longer necessary, as a message’s post-delivery status will be listed in Email Log Search results.

 Email Post Delivery Message Details send from Gmail

Going forward, to see the current location of an email, whether it’s been read or deleted, as well as any assigned labels, admins can simply expand the “Post-delivery message details” under “Recipient details” in an Email Log Search result. With this info, admins will be well-equipped to help users find missing messages.

A note about messages more than 30 days old
The date range search options for message delivery logs in Email Log Search are limited to 30 days. With this launch, we’re introducing a new date range field of “Older than 30 days.” Please bear in mind that this new field will only retrieve the post-delivery message details for messages received more than 30 days ago. It will not retrieve any other information.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
Admins only

Action:
Admin action suggested/FYI

 

Reference by Google.com

Addresses, phone numbers, and contacts now converted to links in Gmail and Inbox to save users time

Gmail users often exchange information like addresses and phone numbers with each other to set up meetings, introduce colleagues, and plan events. Precious time can be lost by having to copy and paste this information from an email into other apps and websites, so we wanted to provide a better way to perform these tasks that also saves time. That’s why starting today, Gmail and Inbox by Gmail on Android, iOS, and the web will begin converting text to interactive hyperlinks whenever they detect phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses in emails.image1
How it works
Clicking an address link will take the user to Google Maps. Clicking an email address will compose a new email, using the user’s default email client. Finally, when using a mobile device, clicking a phone number will start a call request using the default phone app.
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Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid and Scheduled releaseEditions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Reference by Google.com

Gmail admins can now notify internal senders when their email gets quarantined

Through Gmail compliance and routing settings, Gmail administrators can now choose to notify internal senders when their messages get quarantined, depending on your compliance rule.
Below is an example of the email that users will receive when their emails get quarantined:

To enable the feature: In the Admin console where you setup and configure policies to quarantine messages, there is now a checkbox at the bottom to “Notify sender when mail is quarantined (onward delivery only)”. This feature is default off for existing rules, but when you create a new rule, the default is on.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release
Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions
Rollout pace
Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility)
Impact:
Admins only

 

Reference by Google.com

Gmail will block .js file attachments starting February 13, 2017

Gmail currently restricts certain file attachments (e.g. .exe, .msc, and .bat) for security reasons, and starting on February 13, 2017, we will not allow .js file attachments as well. Similar to other restricted file attachments, you will not be able to attach a .js file and an in-product warning will appear, explaining the reason why.

If you still need to send .js files for legitimate reasons, you can use Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, or other storage solutions to share or send your files.Gmail will restrict js file attachments

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to Rapid release on February 13, 2017, with Scheduled release coming 2 weeks afterward

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

Reference by Google.com