The sordid deets:
It's 5pm and my friend A is demoing some software on my new idol-worship Macbook, and I log back into my Gmail account only to find this incomprehensible error message:
in Deutschland heißt unser E-Mail-Service Google Mail, nicht Gmail.
Sie können Ihre E-Mails in Deutschland direkt unter http://mail.google.com
Um....this is disturbing, to say the least. I'm convinced I've been violated by a trojan. I'll stop there.
But sit tight: the incredibly audacious thing is that (even more than the fact that "Lieber Nutzer" means "Dear User" and not, as A prefers, "Dear Nutcase") this is...LEGIT!
My gmail was truly "rehubbed" and all I had to do was use mail.google.com vs. gmail.google.com
All on Google servers. All legit. All clean.
So in this case, things didn't get worse than I expected.... they actually got BETTER! C-raz-y.
My Lieber Nutzer message makes me want to break out the Sacher Torte!