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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by NaasPreacher (C4K), Feb 18, 2005.

  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Just for the fun of it. When did you first use email who was your email provider.

    I'll start:

    1995 - Compuserve

    My first email was to a friend from Alabama who was then living in Minnesota, and I SHOUTED THE WHOLE EMAIL.

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  2. superdave

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    college, 1993

    than yahoo. 1998, still have it.
     
  3. JGrubbs

    JGrubbs New Member

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    Mine would have been in the late 80's or early 90's I can't remember if my first e-mail account was with GEnie, CompuServe, Prodigy, AOL, or one of the old BBS' that I used to use before the web. [​IMG]
     
  4. Trotter

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    Around 1996. It was with Juno, through a free e-mail only dial-up account. Text only, no attachments.

    I still have some of them saved on our old Packard Bell.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  5. rsr

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    I don't remember exactly, but it was about 10-12 years ago. I used a state-provided service briefly and then AOL — with my speedy 2400-baud external modem.

    Back in the '80s, we had a portable TRS-80 that communicated directly with the office with patch cords if you were lucky; if you were unlucky, you had to use those horrible acoustic couplers that fit on the phone receiver.
     
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    Juno before I even had internet!
     
  7. TaterTot

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    We had Prodigy first. Had to pay long distance to get it. Then switched to a local carrier called Gulftel. It was rinky-dink. Then used Earthlink for about 7 years until last month when we swapped to AOL.
     
  8. NateT

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    The File Shop. It must have been ~1994 or 95 It was a BBS that had a login to tell it if you were going into the BBS or using Winsock.

    Ah, winsock, I'm so glad those days are over.
     
  9. rsr

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    TaterTot said:

    "Then used Earthlink for about 7 years until last month when we swapped to AOL."

    I had Earthlink for years and loved it; I would never have switched (especially to AOL) had Earthlink offered DSL here.
     
  10. TaterTot

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    RSR, I was happy will Earthlink, too, until all the SPAM started coming. For some reason, I couldnt download the spam blocker.
     
  11. Rookiepastor

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    Retired Navy here, used email in 80's via military computers.

    First home online experience was in 97, started with AOL and have stayed with them since, have never had a problem with them.
     
  12. Trotter

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    TaterTot,

    I left AOL for the same reason.

    That, and I was constantly being dropped by the AOL network.

    Word of advice: Log on to AOL, minimize it, launch a differnet browser, and use it to surf. i found that I didn't get dropped as often that way.

    Always use some type of web-mail (Yahoo, MyWay, Gmail) instead of your ISP address. It cuts down on the spam, as they can be disposable.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  13. Bible Believing Bill

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    My first email was an internal mainframe system for work.

    First internet connect account was with sinnfree (sinnissippi valley freenet) a local text only free connection to the net in 1995.

    Bill
     
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