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Old 01-20-2017, 05:04 AM
 
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Gmail should work (although slowly) but other Google products may not work at all.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Yahoo mail works and allows you to add other mail accounts, so that is an option just add your gmail to yahoo. The data from gmail is fetched by yahoo servers in US so no block.
Thanks. Is this what you did? Just want to confirm as it seems the easiest way to do it. My boss also thinks that he can forward his gmail to an icloud account. But that seems more complicated than Yahoo, which he has for personal email anyway.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Gmail should work (although slowly) but other Google products may not work at all.
That's the same thing that the G Suite rep told me yesterday. People are saying Gmail works, some are saying it doesn't at all.
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:11 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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forward mail to at least on or two 'non-Gmail' accts
depends where in China that you are...

Yahoo mail usually works OK.

Gmail seldom works

Sometimes neither work.
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Old 01-21-2017, 05:27 AM
 
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Yahoo mail works and allows you to add other mail accounts, so that is an option just add your gmail to yahoo. The data from gmail is fetched by yahoo servers in US so no block.
Forwarding your GMAIL to a Yahoo email account is also a good backup option.
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I toured many parts of China last year and it was very dependent on where you were. In most places Google did not work, but MSN worked in many places. When we got to Shanghai gmail suddenly started working. Apparently there is enough business commerce in Shanghai to require it.
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:37 AM
 
Location: On the road
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China just made VPNs illegal. I doubt they'd bother to track down and bother a tourist over it, but their country their laws, heads up on VPNs.
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Old 01-27-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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I was in China twice last year, once for over two months.

Gmail = nope
Facebook = nope
Blogger = nope
Google = nope
Twitter = nope
Google maps = nope
And many others.
^ THIS

I was never able to get anything to work when I have been to China. Heck, I don't even know why the hotel or restaurants bother to tell me WiFi is available. Yes, of course, here is the password for the WiFi BUT the internet as you know it isn't available.. thanks!
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Austin
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That's the same thing that the G Suite rep told me yesterday. People are saying Gmail works, some are saying it doesn't at all.
We were in China last May for three weeks and had no problems because we had a VPN. Without the VPN, you are screwed.
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Austin
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^ THIS

I was never able to get anything to work when I have been to China. Heck, I don't even know why the hotel or restaurants bother to tell me WiFi is available. Yes, of course, here is the password for the WiFi BUT the internet as you know it isn't available.. thanks!
A VPN solves this problem quite nicely.
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