June 7, 2017
Google has added a new Gmail security feature to warn G Suite users when responding to emails sent from outside of their domain and not in their contacts. This feature gives a user protection against forged email messages, impersonation, as well as common user-error when sending mail to the wrong contacts.
How does it work?
When a user hits reply in Gmail, Google scans the recipient list, including addresses in CC and BCC. If a recipient is both external to the user’s organization and not present in their Contacts, we will display the warning.
If the recipient is intended, the user can dismiss the warning and proceed with the response. The warning won’t show again for that recipient.
Note VCU has two separate domains so a warning could appear for a valid VCU account.