Microsoft's modern email Outlook.com increases security with two new enhancements help fight common phishing attacks and provide you with even more protection with the launch of support for "DMARC and EV certificates."
"DMARC, is a standard that makes it harder for someone to deliver phishing mail to your inbox. And the second is support for Extended Validation Certificates (EV Certificates), which provides a more secure SSL connection when you are using Outlook.com," Micosoft stated.
Together, "these new security measures help prevent attackers from stealing your account information and protect your account from phishing attacks." "This combination of protection for readers and senders allows DMARC to help the entire email ecosystem and we are happy to be fully compliant with DMARC for received mail," the company added.
"DMARC helps protect email sending services by giving them valuable information about mail coming from their domain. As part of DMARC, senders get reports on email that comes from their domain (good and bad), as well as how much of their traffic is passing/failing email authentication checks," Microsoft explains.
As for the EV certificates, they are designed to protect users from phishing attacks relying on a website that "pretends to be from one company, but is actually from another," as Microsoft explained.
EV certificate support will also be implemented in SkyDrive and some other Microsoft services in the near future, while Hotmail.com and Live.com customers get the same level of protection "while they are upgrading to Outlook.com," according Microsoft.