Google has started rolling out a security update for its own email service Gmail. According to the report, the users of the largest email service will start receiving security alerts if the emails cannot be authenticated from a valid sender.
The blog-post read: “If you receive a message that can’t be authenticated with either Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or DKIM, you’ll see a question mark in place of the sender’s profile photo, corporate logo, or avatar.”
Though Google claims that it has released the update now, many users have reported that they have been seeing the ‘Question Mark’ for quite a while now. In addition to the app the web version of Gmail will also see another update protecting users against clicks on a link to a dangerous site known for phishing, malware, and unwanted software. The warning will show up every time you try to click the link and will also give relevant information about that particular dangerous website.
Gmail is one of the biggest emailing platforms and it’s good to see that Google is taking steps to protect a large number of user base against threats like phishing.
Earlier, Google released ‘Gmailify’ for giving a similar experience for non-Gmail users such as Yahoo mail, Hotmail etc. In order to do so, one had to link their non-Gmail account to the Gmail app and manually switch on the feature from the Gmail app.