Found 6th May 2008
Hi all

Does anyone know if there is a way to set up a new gmail account from the UK with a [email protected]gmail.com format rather than [email protected]googlemail.com?

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use the gmail at the end of your email other than googlemail it will get forwarded regardless! Go on try sending yourself an email using that!

Hi slojo.
I don't know if it still works, but if you use a proxy that is based in america, you will be able to register you an '@gmail.com' account (as long as you select USA as your location).
[url]www.sneakysurf.com[/url] is one...dont know if this works. If it doesn't, try searching 'Bypass Firewall' into Google.

as harlzter says, you automatically have both - gmail is just the short version...

i was told gmail, i registered at mail.google.com and got a 'gmail' address, but like others have said, it doesn't matter

they are both the same

Banned

I have a gmail account though....

dcx_badass;2045007

Well actually know, it's google mail in england and germany due to … Well actually know, it's google mail in england and germany due to copyright infringement. It's gmail everywhere else.



oh right, didn't know that. But you do have both addresses automatically with a googlemail address; I suppose that's how I should have put it :thumbsup:

There is a way. Firstly, you have to know someone who has (or already have yourself) an account which is gmail.com and not googlemail.com. Then all you have to do is get your friend to send you an invite using the @gmail.com account (or send one to yourself if you're the one who already has the gmail.com account). The newly created account will be @gmail.com.

Rep plz lol

Note: when i say send an invite to yourself i literally mean send the invite TO the same account you're sending it FROM. It actually works, done it often myself.

rubbish e-mail though - prefer yahoo although that soon may become MSN anyway ....

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hypnoticstate;2045151

There is a way. Firstly, you have to know someone who has (or already … There is a way. Firstly, you have to know someone who has (or already have yourself) an account which is gmail.com and not googlemail.com. Then all you have to do is get your friend to send you an invite using the @gmail.com account (or send one to yourself if you're the one who already has the gmail.com account). The newly created account will be @gmail.com.Rep plz lol ;)Note: when i say send an invite to yourself i literally mean send the invite TO the same account you're sending it FROM. It actually works, done it often myself.



Do you have a gmail account? Can you send me an invite?

myaser88;2045267

rubbish e-mail though - prefer yahoo although that soon may become MSN … rubbish e-mail though - prefer yahoo although that soon may become MSN anyway ....



nope not anymore microst withdrew thier offer for buying yahoo.

slojo;2045487

Do you have a gmail account? Can you send me an invite?



pm'ed you

dcx_badass;2045529

Gmail is the simplest, fastest and slickest interface of the lot though.



i second that vote!

dcx_badass;2045529

Gmail is the simplest, fastest and slickest interface of the lot though.



Have you logged in recently - they butchered the interface with a "new version". Its as slow as hell, and it keeps defaulting to it even if I switch to the other one.

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hypnoticstate;2045538

i second that vote!



ur wrong... I just tried it... you get a googlemail account with a gmail invite...:?

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gmail is the daddy... it used to take ages to log in but is ok now...but who cares really... mostly all the same.

imranmaz;2045750

ur wrong... I just tried it... you get a googlemail account with a gmail … ur wrong... I just tried it... you get a googlemail account with a gmail invite...:?



well i've got about 7 different gmail accounts all obtained by doing that method. Strange, it definitely works for me.

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hypnoticstate;2045762

well i've got about 7 different gmail accounts all obtained by doing that … well i've got about 7 different gmail accounts all obtained by doing that method. Strange, it definitely works for me.



did it work for the guy that pm'd you?

hypnoticstate;2045762

well i've got about 7 different gmail accounts all obtained by doing that … well i've got about 7 different gmail accounts all obtained by doing that method. Strange, it definitely works for me.



I smell Nigerian princes who have been involved in a fatal accident, proven by a BBC link! lol

imranmaz;2045910

did it work for the guy that pm'd you?



i pm'ed them asking for their email address but haven't got a response yet.

MoneySavingG;2045935

I smell Nigerian princes who have been involved in a fatal accident, … I smell Nigerian princes who have been involved in a fatal accident, proven by a BBC link! lol



lol, i use different accounts for different things. E.g. 1 is my main point of contact with friends and most other things, one is a "spam" one that i use whenever i need to give my email address to get a freebie for example, one is for my website, one is for any cashback or reward point programs im with etc.

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hypnoticstate;2045938

i pm'ed them asking for their email address but haven't got a response … i pm'ed them asking for their email address but haven't got a response yet.



send a request to yourself and check it out...

plus are people sure you can use gmail instead of googlemail for a googlemail account? what if the username was taken in america or whatever??

imranmaz;2045954

send a request to yourself and check it out...plus are people sure you … send a request to yourself and check it out...plus are people sure you can use gmail instead of googlemail for a googlemail account? what if the username was taken in america or whatever??



Yes you can, my girlfriend singed up to "googlemail" and I email her all the time on both that and "gmail". :thumbsup:

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RickyBobby;2046032

Yes you can, my girlfriend singed up to "googlemail" and I email her all … Yes you can, my girlfriend singed up to "googlemail" and I email her all the time on both that and "gmail". :thumbsup:



cool... so i guess no one needs an invitation then... :thumbsup:

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hypnoticstate;2045525

pm'ed you



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All sorted now. I used an anonymous proxy ([url]www.browser9.com[/url]) and said I was in the US. Voila!

sarbjeet_;2045507

nope not anymore microst withdrew thier offer for buying yahoo.



chaces are that they are to make another offer :thumbsup:

hypnoticstate;2045951

lol, i use different accounts for different things. E.g. 1 is my main … lol, i use different accounts for different things. E.g. 1 is my main point of contact with friends and most other things, one is a "spam" one that i use whenever i need to give my email address to get a freebie for example, one is for my website, one is for any cashback or reward point programs im with etc.



Did google remove the one account per person rule from the terms and conditions then?

Oh for god sake!

you can e-mail to googlemail or gmail and it will still reach the recipient...... but if you send an email from that acount it will show you as being [email protected] (except those who've had there email account a couple of years)

If anyone does still want any intives pm me your email address, i got about 80 left

MinstrelMan;2047250

Oh for god sake!you can e-mail to googlemail or gmail and it will still … Oh for god sake!you can e-mail to googlemail or gmail and it will still reach the recipient...... but if you send an email from that acount it will show you as being [email protected] (except those who've had there email account a couple of years)If anyone does still want any intives pm me your email address, i got about 80 left



lol:viking:

don't laugh i'm being stropy :lol:




and that wasn't a camp rant

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hypnoticstate;2045525

pm'ed you



Many thanks - rep added.

slojo;2046304

All sorted now. I used an anonymous proxy (]www.browser9.com) and said I … All sorted now. I used an anonymous proxy (]www.browser9.com) and said I was in the US. Voila!


Glad it worked

Banned

it was changed.
I have a gmail account that i opened before this copyright thing came out, now have another account that is googlemail!

dcx_badass;2046094

Logged in yesterday, both my accounts are the same interface, same as … Logged in yesterday, both my accounts are the same interface, same as it's been for months.



mail.google.com/mai…i=1
I found a quick way to default to the old interface. I just like it better. The changes were phased, the US interface was changed first, then the UK one.

MoneySavingG;2120207

https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=1I found a quick way to default to the … https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=1I found a quick way to default to the old interface. I just like it better. The changes were phased, the US interface was changed first, then the UK one.




anyone else found the new version very slow to load in firefox today.

The older version as shown here is OK and the new version is OK in IE7

The new version just times out for me in firefox but only started this afternoon

anyone else?

elitom;2121151

anyone else found the new version very slow to load in firefox today.The … anyone else found the new version very slow to load in firefox today.The older version as shown here is OK and the new version is OK in IE7The new version just times out for me in firefox but only started this afternoonanyone else?



I didn't have problems with timing out, but the pages would take a age to load (like when moving between inbox and a label)
Just bookmark the link and hope they don't take the old interface away!
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