New security measures in Gmail

Google has rolled out two new security warnings to keep you and your email safe.

First, Google is requiring that mail messages be authenticated (or the sender verified) with either Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) protocols.

questionmarkIf a message cannot be authenticated, Google will place a question mark in place of your profile photo or avatar if you are accessing email via the Web or an Android device.

OIT is working to enable both SPF and DKIM in its domain.

warningAlso, if you are accessing your email via the web and click on an email link known for suspicious content, you will receive a warning message in your browser before continuing to the site.

Even though these security warnings may not necessarily indicate an actual threat, you are encouraged to use additional caution when you access the accompanying email.

Please note that while your email may display differently in your Gmail Inbox, the content of the email will NOT be impacted by these new security features. For more details on how these security measures will impact your university accounts, see the related SysNews post.

To learn more about these enhancements and other new Google features, check out the latest edition of What’s New In Google Apps.

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