how to encrypt gmail

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  1. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    normally if you login to gmail the password is past through https, then it goes back to http when you're logged in. but, if you put this into the address bar - https://mail.google.com/ then login the whole session stays https
     
  2. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi iceni60 :)

    Or used the Firefox extension Customize Google and check the option to always used an Https connection...

    But, IMHO, the best is to used Gmail with an email client:
    the connections are always encrypted throught SSL/TLS. With Thunderbid it is:
    995 Pop3S for pop.gmail.com and 587 SMTP TLS for smtp.gmail.com ...

    One problem remaining: what Google's BoyZ are doing with the email content?

    The best is to encrypt the email itself with GnuPg + Enigmail.

    No?

    :)
     
  3. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

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    C'est vrai :D

    I heartily agree that the best way to encrypt e-mail is through using GnuPg, but I use slypheed instead of thunderbird so I don't have engimail (slypeed has a built in plugin for encryption with gnupg)

    Alphalutra1
     
  4. iceni60

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    i don't like google at all and use their stuff infrequently, apart from the search engine, but i use that either with my google anonymising bookmarket, or scroogle, both with opera.
     
  5. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi Alphalutra1 :)

    Okay, the most important is to encrypt your email.

    Et voilà! ;)

    :)
     
  6. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi iceni60 :)


    By Jove!

    Searching is the main business of Google indeed !
    But You are, Milady, interested to encrypt the email service you dislike ...

    It's a kind of British humour I presume. :D

    :)
     
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  7. iceni60

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    i've got it bookmarked on my toolbar :D

    i just made a new keypair for thunderbird, so i use that mainly.
     

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