Shiny Poll: British @googlemail addresses switch over to @gmail – are we pleased?

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The @googlemail.com email address will be phased out, and UK users will get the option to switch their Google Email accounts into the @gmail.com formats.

For example littlesqueakybunny@googlemail.com will now get the opportunity to become littlesqueakybunny@gmail.com. Existing users can keep their googlemail accounts but new UK sign-ups will only be offered the gmail address.

The googlemail address was introduced in the UK because of a legal dispute over the gmail name, and everyone who signed up after 2005 was automatically given a googlemail address. but I’ve always been a fan of the “@gmail” address – sounds a bit more serious doesn’t it? Emails sent to either will be correctly forwarded.

Google in their blog post announcing the change, sweetly suggest that this will save you time (fewer characters to type) when you’re emailling “Auntie Pamela and Uncle Maurice” – those people who live in the UK. THANKS FOR THE STEREOTYPE AMERICANS.

Otherwise: will you stick with googlemail?


Anna Leach

4 comments

  • It would be more useful if G-mail allowed you to create folders as most all other e-mail providers do, yet because you cannot create folders it just looks an absolute mess.

    Signed Carl Barron Chairman of agpcuk

  • It would be more useful if G-mail allowed you to create folders as most all other e-mail providers do, yet because you cannot create folders it just looks an absolute mess.

    Signed Carl Barron Chairman of agpcuk

  • It would be more useful if G-mail allowed you to create folders as most all other e-mail providers do, yet because you cannot create folders it just looks an absolute mess.

    Signed Carl Barron Chairman of agpcuk

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