We have supported HTTPS on Gaggle Mail for a long time; we have now made the change to force every connection to our site to use HTTPS. This ensures our users get the secure and reliable service they have come to trust.
Any request made to a HTTP address on Gaggle Mail will be automatically redirected to a HTTPS equivalent. This is done using a 301 permanent redirect and will be completely transparent to all visitors.
HTTPS is a protocol for secure communication over the internet and if fast becoming the standard for many websites.