Gmail - What's your oldest email?

Xarpolis

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I'm bored, so figured I would look up old ass Gmail messages.

My absolute oldest one is this:

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And yeah, I don't care that you know my name.
 
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Crone

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What date does Gmail start Archiving? I go back to April 2005 on Gmail, but pretty sure I had the account longer than that.
 

Xarpolis

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It goes back to the beginning, I think. Go all the way back to your oldest email and see if it's in reference to anything like a new account.
 

BrutulTM

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My "welcome to Gmail" email is dated 9/5/2004. According to Google Gmail beta started 4/1/2004.
 

Goatface

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if you don't have the intro email from gmail team, can click the gear icon, show all setting, forwarding and pop/imap
should this
POP download:
Learn more
1. Status: POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since 3/15/05
 

dizzie

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29th of June 2004 but I had my account a little while before that. I remember being in beta and inviting people into the beta.
 

BrutulTM

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There were still invites required when I joined in September. The Beta didn't technically end until 2009. Google used to call everything beta forever.
 

Edaw

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Oldest I could find :(

10/27/2000

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05/27/2001

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Still using elm. Don't know what this gmail is. Carry on.
 
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dizzie

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There were still invites required when I joined in September. The Beta didn't technically end until 2009. Google used to call everything beta forever.

Yeah I meant the invite stage, when you joined during the invite stage you were given a few invites to pass along to others.
 

Aldarion

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Damn, this got me curious and I discovered I'm a fucking 07er. 7/20/07

So friggin weird to think I've been on FOH longer than gmail.
 
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Warr

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A 2007 e-mail to a high school buddy of mine talking about my senior design project.

Images hosted on our old domain for our WoW guild message board. Those were the days.
 

Springbok

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2000, first year of college.

I rolled into Freshman Comp and the teacher is going around asking for everyone's e-mails, names, where you're from etc. Everyone has pretty normal e-mails but I'm shitting bricks as I only had one e-mail address at the time. She gets to me; name: Springbok; where are you from: Texas; e-mail address?: [email protected].....

Class bursts into laughter, teacher pulls me aside after class and I changed it that night to [email protected].
 
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Xarpolis

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still have an active AOL email address from 1995.
I got my very first email (AOL) when I was 15. So... 96. You're olderschool than I am =/

And also, when I joined Gmail, you still required an invite. It wasn't limited though. I invited quite a few of my friends shortly after I got my account.
 

Aaron

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No idea what my first Gmail was, or when it was from, but it was back in the day when you needed in invitation to sign up.

My very first e-mail account was from 1991 and was @compulink.co.uk (usually known as CIX), a British BBS system. Good times I had there, and their home made e-mail client AMEOL (A Most Excellent Off-Line reader) is still the best e-mail/BBS client I've ever used.