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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?