Posted by: Anonymous
on January 15, 2008 09:35 PM
A follow up to my previous comment: someone posted on the ubuntu forums that gmail uses ssl via https for secure login so all traffic would be encrypted. This may be true for anyone who might want to sniff in the middle, but once at gmail's servers the info is decrypted which allows curious third parties with access to gmail's traffic (i.e. law enforcement or government security agencies) access to such things as a saved draft which are not encrypted outside of the ssl algorithm. Can someone please verify this?