UK users of Gmail (a.k.a. Google Mail) may, like me, have seen reports in recent weeks of the new, improved Gmail interface, and wondered why it hadn’t shown up on their accounts yet. The answer is that you need to change your “Google Mail display settings” (under “Settings”) from “English (UK)” to “English (US)”. Reload Gmail, and you’re done.
The new interface isn’t that different from the old one, on the surface. A few tweaks here, a bit of extra polish there. My main reason for wanting to make the switch was in order to use the new IMAP access, so that I can now have consistent email access whether at home (using an email client such as Mutt or Thunderbird) or outside the home (using the web interface). An end to having to delete all the emails I’ve already read when I get home! I can live with having the dates displayed wrong (“12/27/07”???) for that. 😉