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Gmail changed to Google Mail !!?

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
13 years ago8,171 views

Gmail changed their logo and name for my account to Google Mail, it's ugly and I got so used to "Gmail".

I would hate it if this situation continues...

I don't live in Germany,

Can anyone confirm this??

I am so desperate :-(

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Where do you come from ?

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Neither that I live in the UK.

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

France, It's soo weird to see the usual gmail with the ugly Google Mail logo...

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Language setting has never changed and is set to English (US).

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

my logo is still Gmail Talk Beta..
can you post a picture please?!

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


bennis.googlepages.com/googlem ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

look what ive found:
mail.google.com/mail/help/intl ...

check out the logo on top of the page

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ohh I know this,

To my knowledge this applies only to the UK and Germany, Phillipp for instance.

Just today I invited Phillipp in Gmail, he seems like he accepted me, could it be for this reason that my logo changed??

I am worried as much for the logo as for the name.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

i dont think that inviting Philipp is the reason.
where do you live?!

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

France

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


img338.imageshack.us/my.php?im ...



i dunno.
maybe Gmail in France is considered as in the UK..
could that be!?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

by the way...
Philipp hasnt authorized your request :

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I donnu either, all I know is that I have had my gmail since mai 2004 as "Gmail" and that I have used it in many countries in the past without any changes ever...until 90 mins ago.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

lol..
try to contact Google, or Gmail.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

or Google Groups
groups.google.com/group/Gmail- ...

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<< try to contact Google, or Gmail >>

...yeah right!

I will post in Google Groups,

All I want is to wake up tomorrow and find that Gmail has been re-established.

If anyone is having the same problem, please share your experience.

Thanks David.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Just to let you know that I did not approve/ see any invites so far...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

iZeitgeist > I'm from France too, and I always have the "Gmail" logo.

Do a right click on the logo and say to us the URL of this logo ;-)

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


mail.google.com/mail/help/imag ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


mail.google.com/mail/help/imag ...

for me

Look that :
zorgloob.com/2005/10/gmail-ou- ...
[French]

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

yes, but it doesn't explain why I am having such a situation

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

All is states is that Gmail changed their name in Germay and in the UK

Utills [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Have you tried to clear cache and or reconnect to the net? Another thing you could possibly try is to connect to the net via a proxy and see if this makes a difference.

btw...what ISP do you use? since UK and France have a common ISP (Wanadoo) it may be possible that the server you are connected to is located in UK.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

>> Gmail changed their logo and name for my account to Google Mail, it's ugly and I got so used to "Gmail".

I would hate it if this situation continues...

I am so desperate :-(

OMG, but this is a really serious situations. We really need to investigate this incident. Gmail users should be happy and enjoy their life. Little things shouldn't worry them.

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

OMG, Utils you're right, I reconnected to the net, and guess what:


bennis.googlepages.com/gmailba ...



My ISP is Free (free.fr)

I guess they must have mess up some IPs or something, anyhow I can now go to sleep peacefully.

Thanks so much

Ionut, thanks for your touch of humour... (You can't imagine what "Gmail" actually represents for me, specially that I am dyslexic and that I hate bad surprises, particularly with my baby gmail)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

lol..
im glad it turned out well :)

Jay Amin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

hmmmm....how do I sign up for Gmail or Google Mail or whatever..lol, it only says sign up with your cellphone.....??

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Anyone else thing the Google Mail logo looks awful? I live in the UK, so have to put up with it. I think it looks really cluttered. They shouldn't have mail in the coloured letters. Sorry, I'm being picky.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Jay: Send someone an email. Anyone on this forum will gladly send you an invite (myself inclued – but I am Google Mail).

I agree with regard to the Google Mail logo looks absolutely rubbish. It even comes up for my Gmail for Domains when it should be the logo that I have chosen!

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Something like this would be much better.... N00/148416244/">flickr.com/photos/69064343[put at-character here]N00 ...

Have you emailed them about your Gmail for Domains problem Sam? Seems quite a basic misktake for them to make.

(I've only got Google Mail invites too Jay, sorry. No Gmail for the UK :( )

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sam, I got plenty of gmail invites. How many do you want??

kenneth03 [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I want some Kriby Witmer... Just send me the links at lbagreyhoundz[at]yahoo.com

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sam Davyson/dpneal: AFAIK Google Mail invites are the same as a Gmail invites. Which domain is used depends entirely on where the recipient is based – i.e. UK / Germany users will get googlemail.com rather than gmail.com addresses.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ah that is cool Tony. You can also use proxies to avoid a Google Mail address from within the UK.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Who actually cares about gmail.com vs googlemail.com. If you have a me[put at-character here]googlemail.com address you can receive messages sent to me[put at-character here]gmail.com. So

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I see... i didn't realize that, Ionut. That's sweet.

Captain Kangaroo [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

I don't think that people should really be complaining about what Google decides to name their email service. It is a free service and you should be happy that they were nice enough to offer Gmail or Google Mail for free instead of charging $10 a month or whatever.
Mike

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Acutally I feel I have all the rights to choose or defend the name of a service I am using. It is not because it is free that they can decide whatever they wanted, plus it is not really free since it is ad-supported.

Also, I think people (me included) would not mind paying $10 -or even more- for the best email service ever made to this date.

Jay Amin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Thnx Sam, but I used my mom's cell phone to register already :)

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