getting gmail notifier to work over https

A while ago over at the GMail Blog they announced that from now on you could start using GMail more securely than ever. Awesome! All you have to do is follow the instructions on their blog post, and enable https mode for all your GMail actions in your options, ét voila, you where so much more securely reading your emails.

The problem however with this mode was that not everything seemed to be working fine with it. The small traybar app known as the GMail Notifier instantly fails to connect to the Google server as soon as you turn the setting on. No more instant notification when you receive an email! We can’t have that right?

Luckily there’s an easy fix available for that now. It’s described right here in the Google support forum, and all you need to do is download a small zipfile, import notifier_https.reg by double clicking it, and restart your notifier.

Soon, you’ll be seeing those pretty notifier popups again, more secure than they ever where.

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6 thoughts on “getting gmail notifier to work over https

  1. n3wjack Post author

    That’s cool, but frankly, I prefer not to enter my Google Accounts info in any third party apps. The idea of getting your Google account hacked scares the crap out of me.

    Pidgin is probably the only exception, but random small non-open sourced apps are not among those.

  2. n3wjack Post author

    That’s cool, but frankly, I prefer not to enter my Google Accounts info in any third party apps. The idea of getting your Google account hacked scares the crap out of me.

    Pidgin is probably the only exception, but random small non-open sourced apps are not among those.

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