Elon Musk confirms he is launching Xmail, an email service to compete with Google's popular Gmail

Xmail expected to provide enhanced privacy protections and storage compared to Gmail 

Musk aims to disrupt email sphere just as rumors spread about Gmail shutdown 

Xmail will likely be integrated into Musk's everything app platform X 

Experts say Musk has resources to market Xmail to millions, pose challenge to Gmail 

Xmail taps into users’ eroding trust in Big Tech companies like Google 

Reception to Xmail is overwhelmingly positive amongst Musk fans 

Gmail still dominant with over 1.5 billion users, tough for Xmail to make dent 

Xmail's fate depends on rollout and consumer willingness to switch from Gmail 

All eyes on whether Xmail can realistically compete with entrenched giants like Gmail