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Google Mail to become Gmail in the UK

Google on Monday announced that they will soon start offering their @gmail.com address to residents in the UK again. Previously, UK registrations were only allowed an @googlemail.com address.

UK residents who currently have a @googlemail.com address can freely keep it the same if wanted, but Google will begin to offer the option to finally switch to a @gmail.com address soon. The transition will begin later this week as new UK registrations will get an @gmail address while current customers will get the option to switch over the next week.

"Since "gmail" is 50% fewer characters than "googlemail," we estimate this name change will save approximately 60 million keystrokes a day. At about 217 microjoules per keystroke, that's about the energy of 20 bonbons saved every day!"

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