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From now on all messages, that users of Gmail sent or received by e-mail providers that do not support TLS encryption will be marked with a small broken lock icon. Clicking on the lock icon will display a dialog box that warns the user if his message contained “confidential information” he will be advised to use another e-mail provider.

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In addition, Gmail will put a flag on email contacts whose identity can not be confirmed. All emails from unauthenticated sources will have their profile picture with a question mark and despite that Google notes that not all emails will be marked unsafe, it’s just a reminder to be extra careful.

This new feature of Google is very helpful because it would prevent consumers from common dangers. For example, if you receive an email which claims to be from your bank, but the sender is unauthenticated, most probably this message will be 99% malicious, and you should delete it immediately.

“It’s Safer Internet Day, and when it comes to the security of your email, we don’t mess around. Gmail has always supported encryption in transit using TLS, and will automatically encrypt your incoming and outgoing emails if it can. We support industry-standard authentication to help combat email impersonation. And there are tons of other security measures running behind the scenes to keep your email safe.” Wrote John Rae-Grant, Product Manager of Gmail.

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