These days we receive a lot of fake emails claiming to be from sites likes eBay and PayPal. These fake emails often contain links to phishing web sites designed specially to steal your login data. Now Gmail has introduced a new feature called Authentication icon for verified senders which allows user to know the whether the senders email is trusted one. If the email is from the genuine autheticated sender, then you would see a small yellow colored key next to it.
You can follow these steps to enable this authentication icon for verified senders feature in your GMail :
- Visit http://www.gmail.com/ and logon to your Gmail account.
- Click on the Settings on the top-right, then click on the Labs button.
- Scroll down and choose Enable against the Authentication icon for verified senders feature.
- Click on the button labeled Save Changes on the bottom to save settings.
- That’s it. Now when somebody sends you a new email claiming to be from a financial institution like eBay or PayPal, it will be checked using DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) and if it is a fake email, then it will be automatically rejected.
For more information about this feature, you can check Gmail blogs at http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-in-labs-super-trustworthy-anti.html.