Thursday, June 01, 2006

Is Google's Gmail Safe?

Poynter Online is full of interesting things like this post on Making Gmail Safer . You'll find links to the secure server information he mentions by clicking through to the Poynter post.

Did you think your Google Gmail was safe? I thought it was safer than other Web-based mail services, but according to Andrew Lih you can choose to connect to Gmail via a little-noticed link to a secure server.

Lih describes these benefits: "Not only is your password not passed over the Internet in the clear, the entire session is encrypted and untappable. This will prevent anyone from snooping on your e-mail as it travels from Google's server (likely in California) to where you are. Gmail is so quick, you'll never notice the difference in speed."


Fons Tuinstra

4 comments:

Mozza said...

Thanks! I've changed my bookmark to this secure Gmail.

woman wandering said...

A pleasure, Mr Mozza. :) Seemed important.

Dobermann said...

That was interesting. I have to take action too.. Though I have to admit that I do have gmail account, but I have never really used it at all..

woman wandering said...

I know what you mean doberman, I'm kind of changing to gmail but have to tell everyone yet lol.

I seem to not receive a lot of my yahoo mail, which is a tad annoying.