Sunday, September 21, 2008

Gmail https

I was finally talked into turning on https for gmail (and notifier). I had tried this in the past, but it broke notifier and I didn't really think it was that important because I didn't care if people read my email on the wire. The one thing that turned me was having someone insert a reference to an image or something on googles server which would in turn return my session cookie to the user. (This wouldn't happen if I actually logged out of my email when I close it, but I never do.) With the session cookie they would be allowed to login to my account and change things. So now I've switched.

Here's some info on the setting and how to update notifier to work over https.

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=74765&cbid=46z5rrnkqlck&src=cb&lev=answer

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