tl;dr Apple and Gmail remain dominant as the top email clients, but Outlook (Windows) is back on the rise and tablet usage is down.
tl;dr Alexa can now read, reply, archive, or delete your emails. It only reads text in HTML emails (ignoring images and HTML attributes). Alexa is yet another strong reason to build semantic, accessible emails.
tl;dr w00t! The webmail version of Outlook will now behave exactly like its mobile apps. The empty attribute selector hack [owa] will still work. Progressive enhancement should now use the @supports query instead of WebKit targeting.
tl;dr A lack of ESP and email client support will prevent adoption. Don't expect anything to change (at least in the short term).
tl;dr Gmail now bundles and highlights emails in the Promotions Tab using machine learning and enables marketers to customize pre-open information, powered by JSON/Microdata.
tl;dr We’re moving in the right direction. Take a moment to appreciate that and the amazing #emailgeeks community we are all a part of.
tl;dr We should design and optimize for this with a light/dark theme switcher (until a universal CSS standard exists to target the environment).