Google recently enhanced the Gmail offline Chrome app and integrated the webmail service with Google+ filters for circles, auto-sync for contacts and sharing features. Today, new capabilities rolled out to Google Apps for Business, Google Apps for Government and Google Apps for Education editions, managed via the Google Apps control panel. Administrators can now take advantage of improved email compliance footers, approved/blocked sender lists and file attachment policies, the search firm wrote in a blog post.

Previously, users had to resort to Google Message Security to use these capabilities. Google said it improved upon these features and “designed them specifically to meet the needs of our Apps customers.” Last September, Google brought out contacts manager from consumer Gmail to Google Apps.

The search giant is still integrating Postini’s business-class email security and management capabilities into Gmail. As you know, Google acquired Postini in 2007 for $625 million. 9to5Google heard last August that Google hired Autonomy’s Vice President Jack Halprin to lead the company’s management of electronically stored information for both legal and information governance purposes in its Apps/Postini wing.

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