Up until recently, I had always used GMail by typing http://gmail.com into my browser. At some point, however, I started asking myself questions about security and wondered if an https flavor was available. It turns out that it had been there all along and so began the era of more secure GMail for me.
Given that it’s so darn easy to sniff packets these days with tools like ethereal, I recommend you folks update your bookmarks and remember that last ’s’ as well. It’s just plain silly not to.