[OT] gmail behaviour

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 03:00:05 CST 2008


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 10:16 AM, Leland F. Jackson, CPA <
lelandj at mail.smvfp.com> wrote:

> I've never used qMail, so I'm making some assumption here.  Perhaps this
> will help:
>
> When you connect to your WebMail Server using https://, everything is
> encrypted including your user name and password.  When you connect to
> your WebMail Server using http:// everything is sent to your WebMail
> server in plain text.  The WebMail server is a middleman that brokers
> between your computer and the SMTP mail Server.  You can see the link at
> the bottom for more information:
>

Yes, which is exactly why I noticed and was concerned that the address was
plain http:

The strange thing is that both FireFox and Safari start at the exact same
'https:' login page, it's only after you've entered your details that Safari
(after toing and froing between https: and http:) ends up on http: whilst
FireFox ends up on https:

I was just wondering if anyone on the list used Safari & Gmail and whether
the connection is http or https? Is it selectable somewhere?

Thanks



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