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Xmail: Elon Musk Announces New Email Service

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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The owner of X (formerly Twitter), Elon Musk, has unveiled XMail, a new email service that may threaten Google’s hegemony in the industry.

Recently, Elon Musk responded audaciously on X when a user inquired about the anticipated release date of XMail. Elon had replied that it would happen shortly. 

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New Email Service, “Xmail”, Announced By Elon 

Musk made his announcement very quickly after online rumors of Gmail’s upcoming shutdown caught on like wildfire.

The confirmation came to light after a senior member of X’s Security Engineering team, Nate McGrady tweeted about when Xmail would launch.

Musk’s swift reply verified that the service is planned, paving the way for what may prove to be a big change in the email service industry.

While XMail’s existence is still not confirmed, a number of messages circulating on different platforms indicate that it will be an improvement over the current mail services. According to users, XMail will guarantee improved privacy, quick delivery, and a simple layout. Still, it’s just conjecture. 

The announcement coincides with a panic among Gmail users who were scared by a bogus image that purported Google was discontinuing its well-known email service by August 2024. Millions of people were confused and incensed when the picture, which appeared to be an official Google email, went viral on X and other social media sites.

Google’s Response To The Fake Allegations Raised Against Gmail 

The alleged email stated that Gmail would stop supporting sending, receiving, and storing emails on August 1, 2024, and would cease all operations altogether. Even though the post received a lot of attention, many people began to doubt its veracity and its ability to be a genuine announcement from Google.

However, Google denied its authenticity and responded on X to that effect:

“Gmail is here to stay,” Gmail declared on X.

Even after Google clarified the situation, the rumors about Gmail’s demise sparked conversations about other email providers, and some people expressed interest in giving Xmail a try. 

Netizen’s Response To The New Email Service, Xmail

In light of the rumors, another social media user shared his mistrust of Gmail and his willingness to look into other options.

“Gmail has lost my trust,” the user stated. It’s time to move to Xmail as soon as possible!

Social media strategist Rhea Freeman voiced her thoughts, telling MailOnline that she thought XMail “might happen” and that it would be “interesting to see the uptake.”

Rhea went on, “It will be interesting to see if people trust X with their email management given Elon’s significant changes to Twitter and lack of support from the public.”

She went on to say that XMail might be better than Gmail because it’s more customizable, safe, and integrated with other X products.

Finally, she cautions that XMail might encounter difficulties in persuading users to abandon their current email accounts, adhering to data protection laws, and competing with other email services like Outlook, Yahoo, and ProtonMail.

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Abdullahi Kafayat
Abdullahi Kafayat

Abdullahi Kafayat is an enthusiastic writer interested in the tech world. She's a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and has a BSc in Chemistry. You can reach her at Kafayatabdullahi17@gmail.com.

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