How to use Secure HTTPS with Gmail Notifier
Gmail Notifier is a great little utility that lets you know when you have mail in your Gmail inbox. What I have always disliked about it though is the apparent lack of the ability to use the secure https protocol. If you’re on public networks, this can be a particularly valid concern for privacy and security. Well, thanks to a great tip at MacOSXHints.com, that is no longer an issue! Here are five easy steps to setup Gmail Notifier to use the much more secure https protocol:
- Pull down the Gmail Notifier menu
- Hold down Command+Option keys, and click Preferences
- Now you will see a hidden settings editor
- In the key field, enter
SecureAlways– exactly as shown, and a 1 in the Value field
- Click “Set”, now quit Gmail Notifier and start it again, now all your connections will be through https!