Monday, January 26, 2009

Has your Gmail chat been blocked at work or school?

Does your Gmail chat sometimes have trouble connecting to the server? Do you get an error message stating:

"We're experiencing technical difficulties that may prevent your chats from being sent."

I have a relatively simple solution for you to try first. It has worked for me and many others... I'm sure there is a way for your IT department to block it this way as well, but if you switch from using 'http' to using 'https' you might have better luck.

So try this link for your Gmail and see if you get better results.

FYI - 'http' passes everything you do in plain text for anyone to intercept and read. 'https' encrypts all your data and passes encrypted for only the recipient who has the proper key to decrypt the data can read it... so it's probably better to do your email in https anyhow. So you kill two birds with one stone... more likely that your Gmail chat will work, plus all your emails and chats are encrypted and safe. Enjoy!

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