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Gmail.ru is now a registered trademark, not for Google

Gmail.ru, a Russian email provider with a strikingly similar name to Google's equivalent service, has posted a notice to their users saying "Gmail.

Gmail.ru, a Russian email provider with a strikingly similar name to Google's equivalent service, has posted a notice to their users saying "Gmail.ru" is now a registered trademark, and they now have enough capacity to handle up to 10 million users.

"Administration of "Gmail.ru" congratulates all the users with registering the trade mark of our project. We also would like to inform you that from October 27, 2006 we will start explore new servers with higher possibilities, which will give us possibility to serve up to 10 000 000 users of Gmail.ru." (Translated from Russian) 

Gmail.ru is a free service that offers about 60MB of free web-based email storage with POP and SMTP support.


[Thanks Giorgi]