Forcing Secure Connection Makes Gmail More Secure
Gmail has been introducing many new features these days. First it was the set of 13 features which were rolled out as Gmail Labs, then they allowed users to remotely sign-out and track gmail sessions and now they have introduced a new security feature that most of the free mail providers lack.
Gmail now allow users the ability to use SSL or secure connection while browsing Gmail. This makes data between Gmail and your browser encrypted which can come in handy while checking mails at public places.
You can opt whether to always use HTTPS or not. Go to your Settings (in General tab) and scroll down to the last setting on that page. If you would like to browse Gmail with HTTPS, then select the first option “Always use https” or if you don’t want to use it, then choose “Don’t always use https” and save the settings.