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Type of site
Available in105 languages
Created byPaul Buchheit
Users1.5 billion (October 2019)[1]
LaunchedApril 1, 2004; 19 years ago (2004-04-01)
Current statusActive
Content license
Written inJava, C++ (back-end), JavaScript (UI)[2]

Gmail is a free e-mail service that is run by Google. It can be accessed on the web, by POP3, or by IMAP. Some of the competitors to Gmail are Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail/Windows Live Mail, and Inbox.Com. The space given to any Gmail member is increased a small amount every second, and as of July 26, 2012, Google provides each account with about 10272 MB of space.

Google Apps[change | change source]

Google Apps is a service from Google that was created in February 2006 as Gmail for your domain. It is to allow system administrators of a company or organisation to create email accounts for their own domain.

Trademark issues[change | change source]

In the United Kingdom (UK), the trademark "Gmail" was owned by another company before Gmail by Google was started. Thus, the United Kingdom uses a domain of "" for their users, and the logo has the words of "Google Mail" instead of the normal "Gmail".

In September 2009 Google began to change the branding of UK accounts back to Gmail following the resolution of the trademark dispute.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Petrova (October 26, 2019). "Gmail dominates consumer email with 1.5 billion users". Archived from the original on November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  2. Siegler, MG (March 14, 2010). "The Key To Gmail: Sh*t Umbrellas". TechCrunch. AOL. Archived from the original on October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  3. Bradshaw, Tim (September 2009). "The curious case of the UK's missing Gmail". Retrieved 14 May 2010.

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