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Google Turns On Encrypted Mail (HTTPS) For Everyone

 6:37 pm on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Google Turns On Encrypted Mail (HTTPS) For Everyone [gmailblog.blogspot.com]
We are currently rolling out default https for everyone. If you've previously set your own https preference from Gmail Settings, nothing will change for your account. If you trust the security of your network and don't want default https turned on for performance reasons, you can turn it off at any time by choosing "Don't always use https" from the Settings menu. Gmail will still always encrypt the login page to protect your password. Google Apps users whose admins have not already defaulted their entire domains to https will have the same option.

To read about other steps you can take to protect your accounts and your computers, visit google.com/help/security.

Note: If you use offline Gmail over http currently, the switch to https is likely to cause some problems. Learn more about this known issue and how to work around it.



 4:44 am on Jan 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yea I saw that at the header of my Gmail page. Most of my gmail access is done using Android. I'm wondering if that will start using https as default as well. Im using the default Gmail app that shipped with HTC Hero. I know the setting can be made in the settings, but dont know if this will be automated.

My personal view on this is they had no choice. Its not just a gmail login, its access to a Google account.

But, you gota love Googles timing! :)


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