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When I go to Gmail website (FireFox, if this info is needed) with a different IP (IP from Germany), they automatically translate the page to German.

How do I stop this behavior (in other words I want English no matter what)

Like even before I login to my account, the login page is already in German!

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Maybe better delete the google-chrome tag if it is a problem with firefox (or even when it is not browser dependable)? – Yohsoog Jun 15 '11 at 11:42
up vote 12 down vote accepted

Add hl=en at the end of the URL, after a ? if there isn't already an ?, after & otherwise.

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https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=mail&hl=en - this link will open the Gmail login page in English. Gmail appears to ignore the hl tag once you're logged in - for that, follow Google's instructions in setting the language for Gmail. – Jared Harley Jun 15 '11 at 19:41
Actually, it varies depending from which part of Google one is using. For Google Webmaster Tools, for example, the hl field is respected when one is logged in. – JdeBP Jun 15 '11 at 21:15

Gmail language:

Under Mail settingsGeneralGmail display language choose English.

Google Chrome auto-translation:

Disable chrome://settings/advancedTranslateOffer to translate pages...

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sry i do not mean chrome in particular. And its even before we login, the login page is already in German when i go gmail.com say with Firefox – Pacerier Jun 15 '11 at 10:46

Use http://www.google.com/ncr to disable langage swap.
NCR=no country redirect.

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i wasted minimum of 2 hours, trying to get around this annoying mode of Google... and finally, THANK YOU for the solution above I can resume with more important things.. google.com/ncr works! – user20261 May 19 '12 at 11:34

Here is a different method that worked for me, at top of email, click on "Turn off" in the translation box at the top of the message. Very annoying to continually have to work around these new "features" of Google, perhaps there is a better web based mail?

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Do you mean that an e-mail setting will change the browser responses? – pnuts Apr 21 '14 at 18:19

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