Gmail has the ability to verify your email accounts using a blue badge, as is the case with Twitter. This is intended to help users identify authentic email accounts and avoid the risk of phishing. The blue verification badge will appear next to the account name in emails sent from authentic verified accounts.
Verification of Gmail accounts is only available for Google Workspace and G-Suite users, not for individuals.
This blue verification badge on selected accounts does not involve any additional cost, assuming a very useful tool to validate the authenticity of messages and prevent phishing attacks.
Verification is made possible by the BIMI standardwhich allows a brand logo to be added to authenticated messages from verified senders. To have this functionality, companies must enable DMARC protection and verify their image, which will be displayed as an avatar next to the user name.
The BIMI program began its first tests in 2020 and a year later was opened to all Google Workspace accounts, the productivity toolset previously known as G-Suite.
This verification is intended to prevent users from falling victim to spoofing attacks. Users will be able to see the checkmark icon for senders who have adopted BIMI, allowing them to. identify messages from legitimate senders versus impersonators.
How to get the blue badge in Gmail
Gmail verification is available for all Google Workspace and G-Suite accounts starting today, but users with personal accounts will not be able to access the blue badge, only view it in their inbox.
To generate this branding logo that appears on emails under the BIMI standard, follow these steps:
-Set up of the login data of the domain host of the mail account
-Register the logo of the brand (it is recommended that it is an image with registered intellectual property)
-Get the Verified Trademark Certificate (VMC) at an intellectual property registration agency.
-Add a DNS text record in the domain provider’s management console.
-Configure DMARC protection to authenticate messages.
-Create the logo in SVG format.
-Upload it to a web server.
-Check that BIMI is correctly configured.