When accessing Gmail form Firefox I lose the Gray Lock Icon and I get the gray Globe this does NOT happen when I use IE
When I access my Gmail account form Firefox I get the Secure Gray Lock Icon. As soon as I open a message it changes to the Gray Globe and indicates that the content is only partially encrypted. If I do a refresh the Gray Icon Lock comes back but then is gone as soon as I open a message. This does NOT happen when I access gmail form IE.
Modified by cor-el
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/5.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E)
hello, firefox won't show the padlock icon, when it's a so called "mixed connection". when a email message is embedding external images, those might not be loaded over a secure https:-connection. even if there is one single element of the page that is not loaded through a secure connection, then firefox won't show the padlock icon in the location bar (your connection to the gmail servers itself will stay encrypted nevertheless).
Philipp Thanks thsi hepls. Any idea why once the Icon is gone it does NOT return until I do a refreash?
i certainly can replicate the issue as you're describing it, however i'm not entirely sure why the icon isn't turning back to a padlock when you close a mail with insecure content for example.
one way you could use to minimize the issue is to go into the gmail general settings and make sure that External content: Ask before displaying external content is selected.
Just a final observation. The lose of the Lock Icon seems to be occuring on IE as well as Firefox. Once a "mixed" content is accessed the only way the Icon returns is to do arefresh.