Gmail now rejects emails with potentially misleading combinations of Unicode characters

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Google yesterday announced that it is implementing a new effort to prevent spammers and scammers. The open standard known as Unicode Consortium’s “Highly Restricted” specification. ie, Gmail now rejects mails from all domains which uses what the Unicode community has identified as potentially misleading combinations of letters.

The company provided two examples of the practice this is meant to stop, although ironically the first doesn’t display properly on Google’s blog nor on ours (the second example is “MyBank” versus “MyBɑnk”). Thankfully, the provided image sums up the issue very well:

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Refer news on their blog at:
http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.in/2014/08/protecting-gmail-in-global-world.html


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