Age of your oldest email address you still use?

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Age of your oldest email address you still use?

  1. less than two years old

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  2. two to five years old

    4 vote(s)
    6.2%
  3. five to ten years old

    18 vote(s)
    27.7%
  4. ten to fifteen years old

    27 vote(s)
    41.5%
  5. fifteen to twenty years old

    10 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. more than twenty years old

    5 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    What is the age of your oldest working email address that you still regularly use?
     
  2. Page42

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    16+ years. It might be longer ago than that, but I can readily confirm 16+.
     
  3. ProTruckDriver

    ProTruckDriver Registered Member

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    I still have my first AOL email address I still use. 16+ years. "You've Got Mail" :D
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    5-10 years old, although I cropped messages older than 4 years.
     
  5. EASTER

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    5-10 year range and Yahoo! I think I went a full 2 years with that account dormant and upon trying to access it after all that time there was some hoops to jump thru to get in to it again. One thing that remains strong as ever and never changed in Yahoo mail is their famously found flood of SPAM GALORE!!
     
  6. ams963

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    I use my 7 yrs old Gmail address. My Outlook address is 4 yrs old.
     
  7. roger_m

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    It's 12 years for me for my primary email address and it will remain my primary email address forever.
     
  8. Rasheed187

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    I think mine is 14 years old. :)
     
  9. acr1965

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    One of my Yahoo emails is at least 13 or 14 years old, maybe older. There used to be a place where you could see when your account was created but I can't find it anymore. Does anyone know where to look to find the creation date of the different email service?
     
  10. safeguy

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    Less than 10 years, that's for sure. How long exactly though, I can't remember.
     
  11. LoneWolf

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    About 12 years or so, not my main email but still used quite often.
     
  12. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Both Yahoo and AOL mail for at least 15/16 years. Probably a lot longer.
     
  13. Osaban

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    Tiscali:mail since 2001, I still use it occasionally.
     
  14. acr1965

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    Well after taking forever I found the date I created my yahoo email: 2000-04-06
     
  15. Hadron

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    My Hotmail/Outlook.com account must be getting close to 20 years old.
    I remember getting a 10 year congratulatory email about 10 years ago.

    I tried looking for a registration date of when I opened my account, but I cannot find it.
    Does anyone know how?
     
  16. acr1965

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    I don't know either. It looks like Yahoo has done the same with their emails. It took forever to figure out how to find my date and I had to go through some yahoo developer site to break down my profile page. Somehow the creation date was embedded in the page code of my yahoo profile page but not otherwise visible.
     
  17. ArchiveX

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    5-10 years old.
     
  18. guest

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    5 years old, I guess.
     
  19. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    My oldest email address was my gmail address which I got in 2004.

    My next oldest goes back to 2006.
     
  20. The Hammer

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    Same since 1998.
     
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    1998... I'll never forget it. It was the year when those grisly murders occurred in the Arklay Mountains...

    Oh hey, sorry for being a little nostalgic. =P Anyway, Outlook Mail is really annoying to use now so I'm considering to just ditch my oldest Hotmail account that I still use. Didn't see any option to close the account, so I'll have to wait for... wait WHAT?! TWO YEARS?! o_O
     
  22. Page42

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    They do indeed make it a cumbersome process. I guess they hate to see you go.
    Here's the clickstream...
    Options | Managing your account | Account details | Security & privacy | Verify your account | Close your account
     
  23. acr1965

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    Man talk about annoying, Gmail seems to take the cake when I get a PDF file. All I want to do is open the PDF and be able to scroll up and down or find a word. Gmail makes me open the file and save to my Gdrive in order to have any meaningful viewing options. But to save to gdrive I have to sign into a Gdrive account which seems to take multiple attempts before I finally just say screw it. I like Gmail for the most part but it's like having a curious 5 year old following you around, they always want to see what's going on and always asking "why"...then when you explain, they seem temporarily satisfied until confused again.
     
  24. Page42

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    Yes, when you hover over the PDF attachment in the email body, the choices are either 'Download' or 'Save to Drive'.
    But you don't have to do either if you don't want to.
    Instead, right click the PDF attachment in the email body and select 'Open link in new tab'.
    Then you've got the open PDF file just like you wanted.
     
  25. Wroll

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    2 years & 4 months. I feel so young.
     
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