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30 June 2011, 14:27

Google Mail wants to help users identify phishing emails

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In future, Google Mail will display added email sender information so that users can better determine whether they are dealing with a phishing scam. Instead of just the sender's name, Google Mail users can now also see the sender's full address. However, this address might not be correct, as it is very easy to generate a spoofed sender address.

At least, users are to be notified if an address is a spoofed Google Mail address. A short test carried out by The H's associates at heise Security confirmed this. Google now also displays forwarding information if an email has arrived in the user's inbox through a forwarding service such as the "send email" function on a web site.


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