Gmail security: Enable https setting

Accessing Gmail from public place like cyber cafe or via any other non secure Internet connection like public wireless or non-encrypted network can be very risky and vulnerable to hijacking. Accessing mails from non secure networks can be very risky and anybody can easily impersonate and can gain access to your Gmail account which may contain sensitive data like bank statements, credit card details etc. For the security purpose Google recommends Gmail users to select "Always use https" option in Gmail in non secure connection network. HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, is a secure protocol that provides authenticated and encrypted communication.

You can enable this feature by logging to Gmail.
1. Click to "Settings" at the top of Gmail
2. Set "browser connection' to 'Always use https'
3. Click Save Changes and reload Gmail.

Note: By choosing 'Always use https' option you will not be able to login via HTTP ( Hypertext Transfer Protocol). This will make your Gmail a bit slower also. You can change the setting anytime, whenever you are satisfied of your network security.
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