Security with new "Mail" app

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Daren77, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Daren77 macrumors newbie

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    I am wondering if the new Mail app uses SSL to log into your mail account (such as Gmail). I am concerned about using a WiFi hotspot and sending my username and password in the clear.

    Also...I have the same question for accessing Gmail using the straight Safari browser. I've tried to point the browser to "https" rather than "http" and it always loads "http". Is there a way around this?

    Thanks,
    Daren
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    If your mail provider supports ssl, mail can handle it (look at the advanced tab in account setup). I don't use gmail, so can't comment on that.
     
  3. Daren77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply...that answered my question.

    Just to note...Gmail DOES support SSL.

    Daren
     

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