If you use gmail, you must change this setting (force https)

Business by on August 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Gmail recently introduced a feature that allows you to force the browser to use https every time you connect to gmail. I used to use the Better Gmail plugin to accomplish this, but frankly the account level mechanism is far superior.

Email has rapidly become the master account for tons of services. I’d argue that a compromised inbox is worse than a compromised mailbox.

The security weaknesses in wireless connections are well established as are those in simple wireline connections. If you use gmail as anything other than a trash account, you should absolutely make this change.

Of course, this feature isn’t available on second-class Google-Apps accounts.


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