Here is a list of possible Gmail login access URLs:
- http://www.gmail.com/ – The public Gmail domain which is for universal access on PC or mobile device. Although the page is non-SSL, the login process is secured.
- https://www.gmail.com/ – The Gmail SSL universal login page for computer or mobile browsers.
- http://mail.google.com/mail/ – Gmail canonical URI which is the URI you most likely to see after login to Gmail webmail interface. This URL can be used on PC as well as portable mobile phone devices. It becomes simple HTML mode depending on the browser used to access it.
- https: //mail.google.com/mail/ – Same as above, but the secure SSL version.
- http://gmail.google.com/gmail/ – Old canonical URI.
- https://gmail.google.com/gmail/ – Old canonical secure SSL URI.
- https://mail.google.com/mail/?nocheckbrowser – Force Gmail to load in standard interface without checking for the type of web browser. Normally Gmail will check for supported browser, and if none is found, it will automatically load with simple Basic HTML interface mode.
- http://gmail.google.com/gmail?nocheckbrowser – Old URI or link location of the above.
- https://mail.google.com/mail/?nochat – Force Gmail to load in Standard Gmail interface without chat services.
- https://gmail.google.com/gmail/?nochat – Old URL of the above.
- http://mail.google.com/mail/h/ – Simple or Basic HTML mode.
- https://mail.google.com/mail/h/ – Secure SSL Gmail webmail that automatically load into Basic HTML interface.
- http://m.gmail.com – Link for Gmail Mobile interface optimized for portable wireless phone devices or PDA.
- http://mail.google.com/mail/x/ – Another link URL for mobile wireless devices.
- https://mail.google.com/mail/x/ – Secure SSL edition of the above link.
- https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom/ – Gmail inbox feed URL for reading with Atom Feed or RSS reader.
- Gmail for mobile devices or mobile phones – A Java client app that downloaded to mobile devices and provides advance Gmail user interface, synchronization of emails in mailboxes, and ability to view attachments such as photos, documents and .pdf files.
- Gmail also allows POP3 and SMTP access by using desktop email clients.
If you think the list is not long enough, note the the “gmail” and “mail” in the URL are both interchangeable, although the whatever you use will finally be redirected to the canonical URI at http(s)://mail.google.com/mail/. Beside, with Google Apps for Your Domain, where one of the hosted service include Gmail, you will be getting hundreds in not thousands of different hosted domain sign in URL.