Smartphone with the Xmail logo on its display

Elon Musk, the wealthiest person on the planet, seized the occasion of false rumors about Gmail being on the brink of termination by announcing his intentions to launch a new email service, Xmail.

However, Gmail is not going offline on August 1st. A viral email sent waves of fear across the internet, but it was nothing more than a convincingly deceptive hoax. Read on to understand all the details of this polemic.

Musk's Mysterious Tweet

Following the fraudulent message that led countless people astray with its alarming headline on X (formerly known as Twitter) that Google was discontinuing its popular email service, Gmail, a new post on X, this time from Elon Musk, stirred up more conversations.

In response to X security engineer Nate McGrady's question about the development timeline of Xmail, Musk wrote: "It's coming." The timing and ambiguity of Musk's affirmation is classic Musk — cryptic yet loaded with meaning. However, it is still unclear whether it is merely speculative or indicates a forthcoming reality.

The Warning For Internet Users

The potential for cybercriminals to capitalize on this confusion, disseminating phishing messages with malicious intent, is high. So, a few warnings are essential:

  • Amid the ongoing chaos over the fake Gmail shutdown email, it's crucial to exercise caution.
  • Avoid responding to any messages related to your Gmail account or potential closures.
  • Be wary of any communications regarding Musk's Xmail.

Now, for more information about this new email service, continue reading!

What To Expect From Xmail?

The proposed new email service, Musk's Xmail, is not as unique as it may seem. Multiple email services already operate under the Xmail banner. A Google search reveals at least three existing services. So, if Musk is serious about launching a new service, he likely has the resources to secure the rights to the Xmail name.

While Musk's cryptic tweet has sparked imaginations, the likelihood of him rolling out a new email service anytime soon is less strong. Attempting to rival Gmail, a global giant with approximately 2 billion users, is an ambition that will probably have more developments.