I have a domain for a website that I'm going to deploy soon. I've registered a gmail account, and let's say it is
myWebsite@gmail.com. In order to look more professional, I decided to use gmail's "Send email as:" feature, and now I'm able to send emails as
What I was very surprised to learn that there wasn't any validation that I own
myWebsite.com domain. As a result, a couple of questions popped up in my mind.
I guess other email providers provide the same functionality "Send email as:". Therefore, even if gmail tracks addresses that are being used, I'd guess that someone using
yahooemail can easily set it up to send emails as
contact@myWebsite.comand pretend to be me. What do you do about it ? How do you protect yourself in this case?
What if a scammer pretends to be a bank ? It looks like it's very much possible to send an email as
support@someBank.com. There must be some sort of protection against this?
Is it probably better/safer to just use
myWebsite@gmail.comand forget about custom email?