How old is your email service?

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I just realized I have had mine for over a dozen years (my real life one).

So, how long is the longest you've had an email account?
07/08/2013
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Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I just realized I have had mine for over a dozen years (my real life one).

So, how long is the longest you've had an email account?
25 yrs.
07/08/2013
Woman China Woman China
My private one, about ten years. My email for students about seven, my online/private one about six years.
07/08/2013
edenguy edenguy
9 years
07/09/2013
Ningyo Ningyo
Quote:
Originally posted by dv8
25 yrs.
As far as I know, email wasn't really utilized before 1993...
07/09/2013
Kiss Kiss
The "real" one! heheh.... about...well, 13 years, I guess! :O
07/09/2013
lana'sart lana'sart
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I just realized I have had mine for over a dozen years (my real life one).

So, how long is the longest you've had an email account?
13 years
07/09/2013
stacylyn12 stacylyn12
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I just realized I have had mine for over a dozen years (my real life one).

So, how long is the longest you've had an email account?
5 years
07/09/2013
Castielskitten Castielskitten
I've had mine for 13 years now. It was made for me when I was 10 by my second foster mother when I asked for a email. I only just changed the password back in 2009 because I had realized she still knew it.
07/10/2013
dv8 dv8
Quote:
Originally posted by Ningyo
As far as I know, email wasn't really utilized before 1993...
You're very incorrect. SMTP came out in 1982. The internet became partially commercialized in 1993. People used the internet for research and academia well before the Eternal September. Consider that USENET was implemented in 1980 and online gaming started in 1978; people had been using email before then.

Although my oldest active email address is 25 yrs old, I had older addresses that are now defunct.

Besides, what do you think people did with the internet before 1993?
07/10/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by dv8
You're very incorrect. SMTP came out in 1982. The internet became partially commercialized in 1993. People used the internet for research and academia well before the Eternal September. Consider that USENET was implemented in 1980 and online ... More
I'm glad someone more knowledgeable than I about the details could answer that because I have been trying to come up with a way to explain that I know of people who have used 'email' since the later half of the 80's at least-- but without having the energy to research it. Thanks for providing links, too!

Also, I checked mine and it's not just more than a dozen years, it's 20! Gosh, until I did the math, it shocked me it's been that long!
07/10/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I've had the same one for about 15 years....and I have no plans to give it up!
07/10/2013
dv8 dv8
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I'm glad someone more knowledgeable than I about the details could answer that because I have been trying to come up with a way to explain that I know of people who have used 'email' since the later half of the 80's at least-- but ... More
Also, people could send email on a BBS or services like AOL, CompuServe, and Prodigy, before consumers had access to the internet.
07/11/2013
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Hotmail is super duper old.
07/11/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
6 or 7 years old, but I've only really used it regularly the last 2 years or so
07/11/2013
dv8 dv8
Quote:
Originally posted by HannahPanda
Hotmail is super duper old.
It came out in 1996. Web-based email hasn't been around nearly as long as standalone email clients with text-based email.

07/11/2013
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