Google was forced to give its e-mail service Gmail a different name, Googlemail, because of a trademark dispute in the UK. These disputes take a long time. This @googlemail address has been annoying me for ages…Finally…
According to Google:
“As of May 3, 2010, Google’s email service is changing its name to Gmail in the United Kingdom. From now on, anybody who signs up for a new Gmail account in the UK will get an @gmail.com address instead of @googlemail.com. The good news is that “gmail” is 50% fewer characters than “googlemail,” and with so much emailing going on these days, we estimate this name change will save something like 60 million keystrokes a day. At approximately 217 microjoules per keystroke, that’s about the energy of 20 bonbons saved every day!If you already use Google Mail and would prefer an @gmail.com address, you have the option to change to the matching @gmail.com username. If you make this address swap, it only affects your address; your account settings, contacts, and existing mail won’t change, and any mail sent to your old @googlemail.com address will automatically redirect to your new address. ”
For some reason, the link is not working. I hope they can fix this asap so I can switch back to GMAIL!