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

zen

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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.

Humbug!
 

edesignuk

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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 @gmail.com domain to get round it a long time back ;)
 

119576

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this happened a long time ago.

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

and thusly, you can use the gmail.com suffix for Mail, and still receive mail sent to your googlemail.com account.
 

zen

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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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