G-Mail was originally a free email service for Garfield fans
New Delhi: For all of us Gmail is synonymous with Google. But it was not always like that. The world most used email service, Gmail, was initially a mail service used by Garfield.com to reply to the fans of the comic strip, "Garfield".
The website URL- http://www.gmail.com was brought by Google from Garfield website in the year 2005.
After the sale of the URL, the server for Garfield was discontinued and anyone that attempts to search the old URL is directed to Gmail servers.