Gmail becomes Googlemail in the UK - Leopard mail auto setup doesn't work

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zen, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    This was bound to happen.

    Gmail (for newly registered users) has been renamed googlemail in the UK (and part of Europe I think), due to a trademark issue.

    So of course Apple Mail in Leopard doesn't recognise googlemail as part of the auto create account.

  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I thought the rebrand to googlemail happened ages ago? I remember having to use a US proxy to register a new gmail address with an domain to get round it a long time back ;)
  3. 119576 Guest


    Aug 6, 2007
    this happened a long time ago.

    the catch is that you can recieve mail sent to either yourname[AT] or yourname[AT]

    and thusly, you can use the suffix for Mail, and still receive mail sent to your account.
  4. zen thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    Weird - I only heard of it yesterday as there was a news item about it on TV! How bizzare. Probably the TV news accidentally recycling old news.

    Ok, so I'll go for gmail and let Mail do the rest!

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