Tech News: Gmail Offers Always HTTPS Option
I always prefer to connect and log-in to websites via https. They’re a lot more secure and is highly recommended for those leeching off free Wi-Fi connections, using Internet cafe terminals, and to those who are just plain paranoid.
Previously, you can only do this by manually entering the https://mail.google.com in your URL bar, or perhaps bookmark it, or use a Firefox plug-in to automatically do it for you. But Google is kind enough to create an always https option inside Gmail.
Accessing Settings -> General in Gmail would show you this option at the bottom. By enabling it, Google will be kind enough to switch you to an https connection automatically.
July 26, 2008 Saturday at 5:28 pm