Your first email

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  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    They are such a part of our life now that we have a hard time remembering life without them.

    I sent my first email in December 1995 from Dublin to a friend in MN. I got a free Compuserve 3 1/2 floppy and Dublin had a dial up number. Don't remember my first address, it was all digits with a comma in there someplace - like xxxx,[email protected]

    In 96, I think it was, Compuserve allowed us to pick an alias for our addy and I took [email protected].

    Who know how many email I have sent since then?

    Any other first email stories?
     
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    I think my first e-mail was through juno.com and we used dial-up. It had to be about 1999 or 2000.
     
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    MIne was through AOL.. something tinytim... I think.. I don't remember.... it was in 99.

    You know, last century....
     
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    My first email was in 1988 on an experimental UNIX platform at the college I attended.

    "real world" email for me was in 1994.
     
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    1977 at work,
    1984 at home

    At home I had to do the internet (well proto-internet) front & back ends (strings of numbers). After the first one, it took me two weeks to get the right combination of numbers :)

    At work it was simpler, send your message to a central point, check your mail box. Some weeks there would actually be a message or two.
     
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    My first email address was in April of 1997. I went to an internet marketing seminar before that in January and they told me about a new service called "HoTMaiL"

    Later that year, in July, I got an email saying that there were now 1 million hotmail accounts.

    So it seems I was one of the early users.
    Oh, and that was before MS bought Hotmail.
     
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    My first one was in May, 1999, right after the big
    "May 3rd tornado" came through here. I had no phone service, and wanted to send a message someone out of state, so they would know we were OK.

    I went to Kinko's to use their computers, registered with HotMail, and sent the message.
     
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    My first one was with a local FidoNet BBS back around 1984 or so.
     
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    Sent my first e-mail back in August of 1997 on the WebTV internet service. Got everything hooked up and wanted to make sure I was good to go, so I sent an e-mail to my sister. Got a quick reply and the rest, as they say, is history.

    :)
     
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    Are you talking abut dialing using the INIT string? I recall having to do that back in the DOS days. I remember getting a 9.6K modem. I was the envy of all the geeks. I also remember having to use gopher to surf the internet. There were commands like get and put etc... Then there were the bulletin boards. They were a big deal back then but seem like nothing now.

    I don't remember my first email but like Roger it would have been from a free disc. Pretty much the internet was free back then. I also had a Juno address for a long time also.

    I still have my Tandy TRS80 out in the garage somewhere...
     
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    Hmmm... It was in the early 90's, but I don't remember the exact year. Our Sunday School class was going to start an email newsletter and I didn't have internet access. Juno offered an email account that let you dial up and just do email. I installed it on our old 233MHz Packard-Bell and away I went.
     

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