Google is adding a couple of new features to Gmail on the web this week that will help make your email experience safer. The first is a new notification when you're sending an email to a service that doesn't use TLS encryption, the second warns you when an email can't be authenticated.
- If you receive a message from, or are about to send a message to, someone whose email service doesn't support TLS encryption, you'll see a broken lock icon in the message.
- If you receive a message that can't be authenticated, you'll see a question mark in place of the sender's profile photo, corporate logo, or avatar.
These tools will roll out to Gmail and Google Apps users over the course of the week.