If you use Gmail, you may noticed a new feature. On emails coming from outside your organization (or, for personal use, from new senders), there's now a label that it's "External." It looks like this:



This label is also coming to Outlook soon. The idea? To get users to stop and examine emails from unfamiliar senders before engaging with it.

It's a good idea and it'll be interesting to see the results. 

Earlier this week, we wrote a blog that documented research that says the average user clicks on a phishing attack within 82 seconds. Will this new label slow down users enough for API-based solutions to take up to three minutes to retract a malicious email? 

Maybe. But do you really want to leave it to chance?  No. Avanan blocks the malicious email before it ever reaches the inbox. So you'll never have to worry about your users clicking on a bad email.

That's how email security should work.

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