Archive for the ‘Gmail’ Category

Google Loses Gmail Trademark Case

July 4, 2007

A court in Germany today banned Google from using the name ‘Gmail’ for its popular webmail service following a trademark suit filed by the founder of G-Mail. Daniel Giersch, started using the name G-Mail in 2000, four years before Google released ‘Gmail’. “Google infringed the young businessman’s trademark that had been previously been registered,” said the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in its judgement.”


Google E-mail For Universities

June 13, 2007

“Google is expanding its empire into universities – with entire campus e-mail networks switching over to using Google’s e-mail service.

This will give the internet company a “relationship for life” with students – who can carry on using these e-mail addresses after graduating.

Trinity College Dublin has switched to Google’s e-mail – with other universities considering such a switch.

Google is also offering students online tools to use in their coursework.”


Google’s PowerPoint Viewer Goes Live

June 12, 2007

Gmail users who get Microsoft PowerPoint attachments in their in-boxes can now view them without having PowerPoint installed on their machines. Google appears to have flipped the switch to allow this feature as of last night. We originally reported on this last month, although at that time it appeared that only a handful of accounts had access. This option now shows up on all accounts.”


GMail Attachments Double to 20MB

May 22, 2007

“Google’s GMail attachment size has been doubled, from 10 MB to 20 MB, meaning you can now send bigger files in one email.The service may not be live yet, and it has been pointed out that most of the other email services won’t support your receiving 20 MB worth of attachments, unless the person you’re sending an email to has a premium email account such as Yahoo Mail Plus. I guess you’ll just have to stick with emailing 20 MB worth of attachments to other GMail users, for the time being. Google is often the first mover to increase size restrictions for its free email service. Yahoo recently increased its free email storage capacity to support an unlimited amount.


Check other POP3 email accounts within Gmail

February 10, 2007

Yep, you read that right.  Login to Gmail, go to settings, then accounts, and you should see “Get mail from other accounts”, allowing you to check your other email accounts through your Gmail interface.

Personally, I’m not into giving them access to absolutely everything, but there are still hordes of people out there that still believe Google isn’t evil and they’re more than willing to let them get their hands into anything and everything.

Gmail now available to everyone

February 7, 2007

No longer just the 400 billion who were invited.

Signup here