Make Gmail More Secure By Setting It to Use HTTPS Connection

19 June 2009 Categories: Internet tools

A few days ago, 38 information security experts submitted a public letter to Google, asking it to make Gmail more secure. More specifically, they’ve asked Google “[to] protect users’ communications from theft and snooping by enabling industry standard transport encryption technology (HTTPS) for Google Mail, Docs, and Calendar.”

Google responded saying it is “looking into whether it would make sense to turn on HTTPS as the default for all Gmail users”

If you don’t want to wait for Google to take the decision you can change the connection type to the more secure one (HTTPS) by yourself.

Change the connection type to HTTPS

To use always HTTPS connection in Gmail, do as follow:

  1. Click ‘Settings‘ at the top of any Gmail page.
  2. Set ‘Browser Connection‘ to ‘Always use https‘ (see image below)
  3. Click ‘Save Changes.’

A Screenshot of the browser conection settings in Gmail

choose ‘always use https