Some details about the upcoming Hotmail full-session SSL feature

. By now you should all have the latest Hotmail update announced back in September 2010. As wementioned last week, unfortunately the long-awaited full-session SSL (or HTTPS) feature did not make the cut in this update. We know that this feature will be coming quite soon – and we’ve been seeing this option in some of the internal testing sites:


From what we gather, it appears that there will be two options Microsoft will offer for users to enable full-session SSL during their Hotmail sessions: an automatic “always on” option, and a temporary ad-hoc option. You may wonder why have two options? Well it appears that there are some caveats with the automatic “always on” option, as shown in the screenshot below:

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