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Google opens Googlemail to all in UK

Free web-based email plus new mobile app

Google has made its Googlemail web-based email service available to all in the UK, ending the invite-only policy it’s taken since launching in 2004.

Anyone can now create a free account from www.googlemail.com and get access to over 2.8GB of free space. The Googlemail service includes anti-spam and search features, and also integrates with Google’s Google Talk instant-messaging application.

Jason Cook, product marketing manager for Google UK, said that email is the second most popular activity on the internet after search in Europe, and claimed that Googlemail would make it easier for UK users to access their data “wherever they are, whatever the time”.

In addition, Google has released a new downloadable Gmail for mobile application in the UK, allowing mobile phone users to access their email on the move.

The free service automatically syncs with users’ web-based Googlemail account and allows them to read, reply to and search messages. It also enables users to access email attachments such as photos, PDF and text documents on their phone.

In order to use Googlemail for mobile users need a Java-equipped handset and data services. People from UK whose handsets meet these requirements can now go to Googlemail.com/app on their mobile phone’s browser and download the application right away.


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