Phishing attacks are not uncommon and many people are fooled to believe that someone is sending you a genuine email, though Gmail‘s spam filters are excellent, there may be times when you want to confirm if a email is genuine and not a phishing attempt.
Gmail Labs has rolled out a new feature that will add a Anti-Phishing key to all genuine emails from popular sites like eBay and PayPal.
To turn on this feature go to Settings > Labs and look for Authentication icon for verified senders and enable it.
Once you have enabled this feature, you will see a key next to the vendor from address whenever the email is genuine.
We highly recommend that you turn on this labs feature in Gmail, this will definitely save you a lot of hassles and keep you safe from phishing attacks.
This feature is only limited to emails from PayPal & eBay, however it will be expanded to include more vendors in the future.
New in Labs: The super-trustworthy, anti-phishing key [Official Gmail Blog]