Saturday, August 02, 2008

Update on gmail mobile vs https

As reported earlier, I had problems with both the new "Always use https" option on and still use gmail from my mobile.

So, first of all, I installed v1.5 of gmail mobile for my 6233. This did not go through the JavaME update process, because it seems Google changed the download URL for it. Just point your (built in) mobile browser to and you can download from there.

According to the gmail blog and help center there should be a way to have "Always use https" on and still use the mobile app.

If you have the latest version of the app (1.5), you can work around these errors by also enabling the app's own 'Always use secure network connections (slower performance):' setting from your device and then signing out:

  1. Select Menu > Go to > Settings.
  2. Check the Always use secure network connections (slower performance): option.
  3. Make sure the 'Always keep me signed in' option is NOT checked (in order for you to sign out).
  4. Save your changes.
  5. Select Menu > Exit Gmail.
  6. Restart the app and sign in.

I tried this, i.e. activated both, the "Alway use secure network ..." on the mobile and the "Always use https" on the web (and turned "Always keep me signed in" back on again after a while.

Now I always get signed out of the mobile application whenever it tried to connect to gmail with a
Username and password do not match. You provided (...)

error message.

So, still does not work.

Had to turn "
Always use https" back off again...

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