A new security toolbar has been launched with the aim of protecting your email inbox from offensive spam, online fraud and phishing attacks by verifying the reputation of the email sender.

Launched by CipherTrust, the toolbar continuously monitors the reputation of email senders around the world, enabling it to identify spam mailers and phishing email senders instantly.

For the home email user, the TrustedSource Toolbar sits along the top of the inbox and displays a green, smiley face when the user highlights received mail from a verified sender and a red, 'frowny' face for email where the sender is unknown.

This simple tool empowers the user to delete unknown or suspicious email from the inbox without having to open the mail. The Toolbar has a user-friendly interface, is unobtrusive on the desktop and it doesn't require management or updates by the user.

The toolbar can be downloaded for free at

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