Gmail Adds Anti-Phishing Key Feature
By on July 13th, 2009

Phishing attacks are not uncommon and many people are fooled to believe that someone is sending you a genuine email, though ‘s spam filters are excellent, there may be times when you want to confirm if a email is genuine and not a phishing attempt.

has rolled out a new feature that will add a Anti-Phishing key to all genuine emails from popular sites like eBay and PayPal.

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To turn on this feature go to Settings > Labs and look for Authentication icon for verified senders and enable it.

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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]

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