Gmail marking emails that are sent from non-secure mail servers
1Per Netcraft, 82% of mail servers are not utilizing a publically trusted SSL certificate. In response to this, Google has started marking emails in Gmail that are sent from mail servers without SSL/TLS.
2Once a mail server has an SSL certificate installed on it, Gmail recipients will be told that the email they open was delivered from an encrypted source, along with a link to learn more if they are unfamiliar.
The web is moving towards 100% encryption and with all of these recent browser initiatives – it’s moving fast. While this is ultimately a good thing for the entire Internet and the SSL/TLS industry, hosting companies and other IT service providers need to be pro-active and move fast to ensure all of their customers are using SSL/TLS in preparation to the upcoming changes before they get left behind. Encrypt or die!