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GMail over HTTPS/SSL

Posted: Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 by Gene

 Take a look at this article from Slashdot.  This is an excellent reason to browse your messages, whether they be on our Shared Exchange network, or on GMail’s servers over HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)/SSL (Secure Socket Layer).  HTTPS/SSL is basically a more secure way to connect to a website or a mail server and adds an extra layer of security to your web browsing all of the data you send/receive from your browser is encrypted.  If you look at a website’s URL, you should see a lock icon in the top-right corner (Internet Explorer) or bottom-right corner (Firefox) letting you know that you’re over a secure connection.

 

If you want to always connect to GMail’s site over a secure connection, log into your account and go to Settings.  On the bottom of the settings list, you’ll see a radio button next to “Always use https” without quotes.  Save it and you’re all set!


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