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01-29-2008, 12:28 PM
In a recent Tekzilla Daily Patrick talked about using the secure connection to Gmail. I actually have a way to extend that tip. If you use Firefox there's an extension called Greasemonkey (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748) which allow you to install so called user scripts. There is a script for Greasemonkey called Secure Gmail (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/784) which will make sure that Gmail is always uses the secure connection, in other words it automatically adds the "s" after http.
01-29-2008, 01:51 PM
Strange...when I go to Gmail in my browser (Konqueror), it redirects me to a page with the 's' already added. I thought this was standard behaviour on Gmail's behalf? :S
(the 's' gets removed when I get to my inbox though...can this pose a problem?)
01-29-2008, 05:12 PM
Patrick's tip, and the Greasemonkey script is about the inbox :) By default Google uses a secure connection when logging you in, but not when you are sending and recieving email.
01-29-2008, 05:50 PM
Patrick's tip, and the Greasemonkey script is about the inbox :)
That was not the way I interpreted it, but that would clear up my confusion a bit :rolleyes:
...just remember to do it BEFORE you log in...
But I usually don't use the web interface, nowadays I use the IMAP4 functionality of Gmail :D (SSL encrypted of course)
01-29-2008, 06:10 PM
You are actually right! The before you log in thing didn't make much sense. :)