Posts tagged Spams
The shaky Facebook scammers are back and this time they are taking full advantage of the new video calling feature that has been recently introduced by the joint-work of Facebook and Skype team.
We saw many users on Facebook hankering for a ‘dislike button’ similar to ‘like button’, but unfortunately instead of Facebook developers, their voices were heard by some shaky scammers.
Google is looking for new ways to protect Gmail inboxes from spam and phishing. Last year, Google took extra steps to protect Gmail from fake eBay and PayPal emails. Google was doing that by checking the “From” header of the emails claiming to be coming from one of eBay’s or PayPal’s domain. If, for example, the header says “ebay.com” it means it really did came from ebay.com. Anything else is rejected and even not posted to the spam folder because Gmail won’t accept it automatically.
Google is reminding its users to turn on “Authentication icon for verified senders” from the Labs tab under settings and they will see a key icon next to verified emails that are super-trustworthy. Super-trustworthy term is explained by Google as below:
“Super-trustworthy” is a technical term I just invented that means: (1) the sender, usually a financial institution, is a target of phishers, (2) all of the sender’s email is authenticated with DKIM, and (3) Gmail rejects any fake messages that claim to come from this sender, but actually don’t. explained Brad Taylor, Gmail Spam Czar.
This feature is limited to just eBay and PayPal right now. The reason is that its senders matter to make their email super-trustworthy.
We hope to add more senders in the future, and when we do, you’ll know because you’ll see the super-trustworthy key icon magically appear by those senders too. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think. said Brad Taylor, Gmail Spam Czar.
Gmail is getting mature day by day which will definitely increase the number of its users.