Protect Your Emails with Google’s Updated Storage Policy and Security Tips
Google recently issued a statement that all emails may be deleted if users remain inactive or go over their storage quota for two years or longer as of June 1, 2021. In addition, users won't be able to send and receive images if they cancel their storage plan or when their storage plan expires.
It is also important to note that even if an email looks official, double-checking the email and looking for any spelling mistakes or slight abnormalities in the sender's email address is important. If you're certain an email you have received is a scam, delete it. Even if you don't get a warning, it is still important to be cautious and refrain from clicking on any links in a suspicious email.
Security experts have also issued a warning over dynamic phishing. This type of phishing involves multiple redirect paths, steering consumers to spoofed domains while redirecting presumed threat hunters or phishing analysts to an error page.
In order to protect your emails, it is important to stay up to date on Google's storage policy. Google provides 15GB of free storage space which is shared across Google Drive, Google Photos and Gmail. Should you need more storage space, you have the option to upgrade to a paid storage subscription, which you can cancel at any time. It is also important to double-check emails, avoid clicking any suspicious links, and delete any emails that are scams.
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