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Last month as the holidays were approaching I received an e-mail from France. It wanted me to verify my Visa Card by giving them all the information you see in the form below. Are you kidding? I don’t know why these people who go fishing for information think there are so many stupid Americans who will just fill out any form that is sent their way. The interesting part of this form is the logo for American Express and Mastercard. These people not satisfied to just verify only your Visa cards have also extended for your convenience, Verified by Visa for your American Express and Mastercard credit cards.
Why am I seeing extra information next to the sender’s name?
Gmail believes that by adding more information about the origin of a message, you can be better informed about who sent the message and can avoid confusion. For example, if someone fakes a message from a sender that you trust, like your bank, you can use this information to see that the message is not really from your trusted sender. The information that we use to display this information is included in the message headers but these headers can be hard to understand. Gmail analyzes this information and displays it in a simple to read format.