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Google Resolves Gmail Name Dispute In UK 48

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united_notions writes "Slashdot has previously reported the legal challenges over the Gmail brand in Europe. Now, the BBC reports that UK users can finally register @gmail.com addresses — and existing @googlemail.com users can switch to @gmail.com too. Google has put up a page describing the change."
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Google Resolves Gmail Name Dispute In UK

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  • by FuckingNickName (1362625) on Saturday May 08, 2010 @12:49PM (#32139560) Journal

    Gmail users aren't the sort to type out full e-mail addresses, or even know what they are.

    While we're at MPAA-piracy-style stats to pretend they care about their users, think of how many billions of keystrokes and/or bytes of bandwidth could be saved if Google advertised the gogle.com misspelling it owns!

  • by thetartanavenger (1052920) on Saturday May 08, 2010 @02:40PM (#32140464)

    I made the change this morning, and I've just had to switch back due to issues I've had with my android phone. Switching to gmail.com causes numerous logins to fail because they attempt to do so using the googlemail.com login and are instead rejected. Changing the username on my phone involves resetting many of the default options and having to restore a load of data on it manually, so the best option was switching back to googlemail.com.

    This isn't a problem for me, but just a heads up for those using android. Receiving mail using the gmail.com extension still works with the googlemail.com setting, I'm just unsure if you can send from a gmail.com login if you haven't made the switch.

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