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Protect against malicious website links in Gmail

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Tips

In addition to link protection against malicious websites for official Gmail clients (web, Android, and iOS), Google also adds link protection for third-party email applications (IMAP client). Third-party clients include Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and some Android email clients.

When you click a link in a recent message, Google starts a malicious link check. If Google detects nothing malicious, the website opens. For older messages, a window might appear, which you might need to tap or click to open the link.

Open a message with a link

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  1. Go to Gmail.
  2. Open the message.
  3. In the message, click the link.
    This starts a malicious link check. If Google detects nothing malicious, the link opens.

Read a message in its original state

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  1. Go to Gmail.
  2. Open the message.
  3. At the top right, click More"".
  4. Click Show original.


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