How To Check The Security Of Your Email In Gmail?

Whenever possible, Google email protects your information by using Transport Layer Security (TLS) to automatically encrypt emails you send or receive.

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Transport Layer Security (TLS) doesn’t work with messages from some email services.

If you’re on a pc or Android device, you’ll know a massage is not encrypted when you see the No TLS icon (lock). It is just looks like an open red padlock.

Check emails (massages) you’ve received

  1. On your pc, log in to Gmail.
  2. Click to open an email.
  3. In the top left of the Gmail inbox, under the sender’s name tab, look for No TLS (open red padlock).

If you are able to see this icon, the emails you’ve received might not be encrypted. The sender can find out more by contacting their email service provider.

Check email you’re sending

  1. Sign in Gmail .
  2. In the top left corner of the Gmail Inbox, click at Compose button.
  3. In the “To,” “Cc,” or “Bcc” field, enter your recipient’s email address.
  4. Click to check for No TLS (red padlock icon) on the right of the recipient’s email.

If you are able to see the red padlock icon, the emails you’re about to send might not be encrypted. And don’t send any confidential material, like any financial or important contracts, to that email address.

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