• iOS 16 and MacOS Ventura support BIMI Logos

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    iOS 16 and macOS Ventura Combat Email Spoofing With Support for Verified Brand Logos in Mail App

    iOS 16 and macOS Ventura add support for the Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) standard in the Mail app, helping users to easily verify authenticated emails sent by brands by displaying the brand’s logo alongside the email’s header…

    In the Mail app, emails sent by brands with a BIMI record are marked with a “Digitally Certified” label, which is visible after tapping to expand the email’s header. Next to the label, a “Learn More” link leads to the following message: “This email was verified as coming from the owner of the logo shown and the domain [example.com.]”

    For a brand’s logo to be displayed, the sender’s domain must pass DMARC authentication checks, according to the BIMI Group website. If the email passes authentication, the Mail app queries the DNS for a corresponding BIMI record…

    BIMI is supported by Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Fastmail, according to BIMI Group…

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      I would hope this is is extended to “Monterey” (the last version of macOS I’ll ever get for this computer, now that my mid-2015 Mac is too old to be eligible for installing “Ventura”), because it is something that has become really necessary, the way phishing has become so elaborate, so picture-perfect that one is inclined to doubt any unexpected email said to come from a merchant or company one has reason to expect occasional emails from. I have forwarded already a few such emails to the service people of the respective merchants asking if it is really theirs. It is a slow and unnerving thing to do, that a feature such as the one mentioned here by Alex is supposed to make unnecessary.

      Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Big Sur 11.6 & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

      MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
      Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
      macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV and Malwarebytes for Macs.

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