Google apps secure connection
Update Feb 10: Google is listening to their critical users and takes their responsibility serious, it appears!
Today I discovered that they did not only restore the “always use https” setting in gmail, but there is now a global switch on the Apps for your domain settings page as well. Ironically, the associated help page still tells you that this is a “premier edition only feature “.
Now that is a big improvement, thank you Google!
Pick one of these user scripts to automate the process (I haven’t chosen a favorite yet).