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

    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!
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    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 ;)
     
  3. 119576 Guest

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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.
     
  4. zen thread starter macrumors 68000

    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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