What is the correct capitalization of the webapp "gmail"? In plain text on the Google site it is referred to as Gmail, but the logo suggests GMail. I have also seen on this site gmail or even gMail.

Is there a canonical capitalization?

Screenshot of Gmail capitalization on mail.google.com


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Internally at Google we have flip flopped between GMail and Gmail, but we've settled on the latter. Gmail it is.


According to the help documentation, it's "Gmail":

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It is newspaper editors and journalists that sweat the most over details like this, so I think this is off topic.

That said, a quick search of Google News shows most (all?) news outlets writing "Gmail"

The logo has a capital M solely because they wanted to fit an envelope icon into the logo.

  • Of course, if you pay attention to my local news station, I use an Iphone. *shudder* Jul 4, 2010 at 19:23

Since it was even called Google mail for a long time in a few places, I'd say Gmail!

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