I was wondering if this is something I am going to have to live with or is there a way to force gmail to think it is googlemail for the sake of my other openID accounts?
At the moment any new account I link to my google account will go in as gmail and is seen as a different user to my googlemail account.
Edit for clarity
I can log in with both @gmail and @googlemail, that isn't the issue. The issue is that on the SE side they appear to be treated as different openID accounts and therefore on sites like Meta I can't associate myself with my account on SO, this is because with meta gmail was picked up as my openID and on SO googlemail was used.
I don't seem to have any control over if it picks up googlemail or gmail. I guess the solution might be to add gmail to them all as this seems to be the new one, but if there is an easier way I would prefer it!