Emails sent to and from Outlook, Hotmail, MSN and Live accounts will benefit from TLS encryption.
Sky has been besieged by complaints from customers after it switched email providers from Google to Yahoo.
Gmail users can now insert links to files stored on Google Drive directly from their email accounts.
Google has taken the aggressive step of advising some of the people using its Gmail webmail to use Chrome or Firefox rather than Internet Explorer.
Some of you out there might be aware there's an evil place that lurks under the streets of London, cutting you off from all email connection. But once again, Google has come to the rescue with offline Gmail connectivity.
Washington DC is the latest organisation to decide Microsoft Office isn't worth the cash, moving to Google's suite of cloud products.
One third of all UK internet traffic is on Google sites and services - according to Hitwise. A huge 35.5 per cent of all upstream traffic is captured by the internet giant, with the company's UK and international search engines taking the top two spots. Video site YouTube - owned by Google - is its third most visited site