One of the most popular search engine has tightened its Gmail Service as part of the 2016 Safety Internet
day. Google has now flagged all email providers that do not support (TLS) Transport Layer Security Encryption.
This development is focused on ensuring a secure connection between sever and client, before exchanging data.
A dialogue box will appear when you click the icon with a message asking if the mail you are sending is a confidential information.
Giving advise that the receiver should use an email provider that supports the TLS encryption.
Also, Google mail will flag all emails received from any contact whose identity cannot be properly verified.
This service will alert users whenever there is a mail coming from an unauthenticated source, and will
display a question mark in place of the contact’s profile picture.
Google project Manager, John Rae-Grant was quoted
“Not all affected email will necessarily be dangerous. But we encourage you to be extra careful about replying to, or clicking on links in messages that you’re not sure about. And with these updates, you’ll have the tools to make these kinds of decisions.”
Meanwhile Google has just hit one billion active users every month.