Necessity of GPG when using SSL

lusfert lusfert at
Mon Feb 20 08:00:03 CET 2006

Benjamin Esham wrote on 20.02.2006 7:50:
> John Clizbe wrote:
>> Earthlink and Google's GMail use https on their signin page then then
>> switch
>> over to http once authenticated
> I saw a neat trick somewhere online... if you use
> "" as your
> login page for Gmail, the entire session is encrypted.  I haven't used
> the normal
> method since I learned how to do this.  I hope someone finds this
> helpful! :-)
This is even included in Gmail help and recommended by Google:
I don't understand why it isn't enabled by default. For example, at you can use web-interface only via https://

OpenPGP Key ID: 0x9E353B56500B8987
Encrypted e-mail preferred.

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