After major problems with my previous email provider, I have been advised to open a googlemail account. I have done so, but the address seems very cumbersome. Is it possible to publicise by e mail address as ***@gmail.com instead of ***@googlemail.com? I intend to use the account for emails (with attachments) only, not utilising the chat or other features. Please keep answers non-technical!
"googlemail" and "gmail" are interchangeable but, because "gmail" is a trade mark registered to someone else in the UK, Google cannot allocate "gmail" addresses to UK subscribers. Users can though simply adopt the shorter domain name themselves.
Thanks to mgmcc and on the limit. My non-technical interpretation of your answersw is that it is OK for me to give ***@gmail.com to my friends as my new email address.However, I suppose there could be trouble ahead if the organisation with the gmail registered trademark starts marketing it as an email system. Thanks again.