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|Gmail from China???|
|Aug 22, 2006 13:45|
|Will I be able to use my gmail account to send and receive mail while I am in China?|
I'm setting up my travel computer for next year's trip. :)
|Aug 22, 2006 13:46|
gmail is Google's mail service....
|Aug 22, 2006 19:00|
|Yes, absolutely. I am using Gmail sending and receiving emails. No problem at all.|
Have a nice trip!
|Aug 22, 2006 19:01|
I heard Gmail account is not available in foreign countries. :-)))
|Aug 22, 2006 22:21|
|sometime Gmail is not easy to open,but most of time is ok|
|Aug 22, 2006 22:21|
|Aug 23, 2006 09:59|
Sorry to disagree with some other contributorsbut Gmail is unreliable in China. I have been here for a year and frequently experience problems... it was especially bad in Shanghai, though I dont know if it was the location or the dates.
I often have a problem logging in, or when logged in, it willnot send, or you cannot delete. If you look beneath the live chat section on the left, you will see a message that reads something like "Google is haveing some technical difficulties"
So if you need to be sure, runs asecond a/c with someone else and have colleagues email to both.
Also what sort of connection are u planning? Will u be resident somewhere, or travelling? If the latter you may have difficulty connecting in net bars. In many you have trouble even using a USB device, or inserting a data disc, such as where I am at now. I met one person who was freeloading on unsecure wireless connections, but of course that is unreliable.
|Aug 23, 2006 14:38|
|I was hoping to use wireless connections as I travel. |
So are you saying the government blocking gmail? ...or that you are having connection troubles?
|Aug 23, 2006 19:39|
|I have been using Gmail for a long time and I receive and send emails almost daily, i have never come across the problems Paul mentioned, and I don't need special settings (such as proxy server or the like) to access. BTW, I am in Xian. |
|Aug 26, 2006 10:00|
|I expereinced these problems in Hebei, Shanghai, Guandong and many other smaller locations. I don't think it is govt blocking, but there is some problem.|
|Aug 26, 2006 15:31|
|Gmail's definitely not blocked in China! I occasionally have login problems of the nature that you usually see with network bottlenecking and other such network issues. I occasionally use a proxy server to get around it, which usually works.|
Wireless access is ok in big cities, but in most places in China, hotspots are hard to find. Where are you going tobe travelling through?
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