Gmail expands BIMI indicators to include a verified icon

Gmail was one of the first mailbox providers to support BIMI in 2021. Now, two years later, they are building upon that foundation and have announced that they’ve added a verified checkmark and an informative tooltip for senders who have BIMI deployed with a VMC. 

This verification will allow users to easily distinguish between a certified BIMI logo, and a fake Google Account profile icon, which can be easily abused by an attacker.

Screenshot of Google’s new checkmark and tooltip

“Strong email authentication helps users and email security systems identify and stop spam, and also enables senders to leverage their brand trust. This increases confidence in email sources and gives readers an immersive experience, creating a better email ecosystem for everyone.”

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Get VMC verified and reap the benefits – or risk falling behind

With Google’s full support and enhanced visual clues for VMC-authenticated senders, Apple pioneering “digitally verified” messaging last fall, and Yahoo’s existing verification icons, these developments present an even stronger incentive for businesses to implement DMARC at enforcement and BIMI with a VMC. 

Red Sift’s award-winning DMARC solution, OnDMARC, is the only product on the market to offer an integrated, one-stop BIMI certification journey. Via Entrust, Red Sift has issued more VMCs than any other DMARC provider. 

Through our partnership with Entrust, we’re creating more value by enabling organizations to manage their logo and obtain VMCs from Entrust directly through OnDMARC. As a result, it’s easier than ever for brands to ensure a safe, immersive experience for recipients of their outbound emails.

Find out more about BIMI on our free BIMI resource page or get in touch today to book your free consultation with the team, and get started on your journey to better email with BIMI.

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Faisal Misle

3 May. 2023

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