Google Against Phishing

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Gmail trustworthy anti-phishing key

Phishing remains one of the biggest threats to the network, email spam has gotten to the point that, even legitimate emails are marked as spam in Gmail or other mailing services.

To put a check to these issues, Gmail which was recently out of beta introduced a new security feature to completely stop spam and phishing emails.They introduced “super-trustworthy anti-phishing key”,which will display a security key at the top of the mail if verified.After enabling this feature you will see a super-trustworthy icon next to verified emails.


According to official Gmail blog super-trustworthy means :

1. The sender, usually a financial institution, is a target of phishers

2. All of the sender’s email is authenticated with DKIM

3. Gmail rejects any fake messages that claim to come from this sender, but actually don’t.

Currently this feature is limited to eBay and Paypal only but they hope to add more senders in the future.

How to enable ?
1.Login to your Gmail account, click on the Gmail Labs Icon or Visit Gmail settings >> Labs

Select labs icon on gmail
2.Now look for “Authentication icon for verified senders”, select Enable.
3.Now click save changes button at the bottom.