Loading Google Mail – Secure Connection
It is also possible that your Google Mail connection is slow or unavailable due to a recent change to how Google authorizes your credentials.
Up until recently, Gmail offered basic functionality for users to login to accounts with their email address and password – however this low level of authorization was not secure. Effectively, a malicious user could run software that sniffs for a user name and password sent without encryption to the Google Mail servers, resulting in your details being stolen and allowing someone else to easily login to your account and read your emails.
Thankfully, Gmail now offers the possibility to login to your account via the secure HTTPS method – simply change the URL you use to login as follows:
Notice the “s" after the “http" – this indicates the connection will take place over a secure, encrypted connection.
Failure to resolve this issue using the methods above might well lead you to pursue other avenues to trace the fault. For instance, you may find that other web pages have performance issues – if this is the case, try focussing on your network hardware as a cause for these issues. Try reading our guide to Check the Speed of a LAN Ethernet Network for more information.