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Make Gmail always https://  (View post)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, July 24, 2008
15 years ago7,950 views

Basically Google is rolling out the option to always use a https: address rather than the http: one. There's been quite a few GM scripts to do this for a while, but they are officialy adding it in the settings now.

I don't have it yet :(

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[Moved from "Gmail Square and https", these were posted almost at the same time... -Philipp]

That little square in the top left hand corner of Gmail has gone now.

And they've added a option to always use https in the settings. I haven't got this yet though.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Awesome, now I can just type in instead of https:// everytime I am on somebody else's computer! :)

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

This is indeed very helpful.

Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Bruno F. [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

[Moved from "New HTTPS config option turns Gmail Notifier unusable"]

I have observed that when I set the gmail option to always use HTTPS for browser connections Gmail Notifier starts getting an error message saying the "server is unavailable". It will only start functioning again if I go back and choose not to use HTTPS anymore.

This needs to be fixed.

Life Tester [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

also Gmail for mobile (java app) seems to be affected by the global https switch :|

Ervin [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Google Talk's mail notifier is not affected. I think it is recieving those notifications via the XMPP protocol.

pb30 [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

The Gmail Notifier seems to be affected. I turn HTTPS on, it stops working. I turn it off, it works again.

scjm [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Nifty. If only there was a setting to "always use ui=1"...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Read this: [ for mobile users]

Vas [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I do not have this option on my Gmail account?

Sisley [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

When this option will be available in Google Apps? I use Gmail for my domain and I cannot force the https :(

Liudvikas [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I was always using this option when starting surfing gmail from this url: https ://


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Paul [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Why is Google not using an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate for GMAIL?

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