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New Gmail Security Feature

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.