My First Gmail

My First GmailIf you're a Gmail user and you visit this page, you'll get an error message and Gmail will redirect to a page that shows the oldest messages from your account. This is the oldest message from my account:

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Gmail was launched on April Fool's Day of 2004 and that first email I sent from Gmail is dated June 12, 2004. That means I didn't get my invitation for over two months.

I'm willing to bet one of you was using Gmail before me. Does anyone have an earlier start date with Gmail?


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markosaar

You beat me by two days

May 8, 2013 @ 10:28 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@markosaar

Yes! (pumps fist)

Are there any other challengers out there?

May 8, 2013 @ 10:31 AM

Blind Dave

November, 2004.

I was very late for the party...

May 8, 2013 @ 12:35 PM

mm

Looking at the screen grab, do you use a particular PrintScreen software?

May 8, 2013 @ 1:41 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@mm

I can't remember if I captured this on the Mac or in Ubuntu Linux.

If it was the mac, I just use the built in screen grab by pressing Command-Shift-4.

If it was Ubuntu, I just use the built in screen grab tool called Screenshot.

Then I upload to my Flickr account and embed... the resizing was done by Flickr because I try to keep my images and videos to a maximum 500 pixels wide.

May 8, 2013 @ 1:59 PM

Ryan

I opened my account on May 21st. I had a friend of a friend working at Google who hooked me up with an invite.

May 8, 2013 @ 4:59 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Ryan

Sounds like we have a new winner.

May 8, 2013 @ 5:01 PM

mm

Mike, is there any software you would suggest to us Win users?

May 8, 2013 @ 8:37 PM


markosaar

mm, with Windows you can just use the Prt Scr button to copy your entire display to te clipboard, or alt + Prt Scr to copy the current window.

I like to paste it into Irfanview to save for posterity.

http://www.irfanview.com/

May 8, 2013 @ 10:24 PM

Gump

Gmail, pffff.
I take your 'early' Gmail account and throw back to you my numbered compuserve email account from the early '90s!

May 8, 2013 @ 10:43 PM

felix

I still remember my CompuServe "name" - dzbr87a

Gmail start date - October 12, 2004.

Also, I'm banishing Krejci from my fantasy team. Fuck that guy.

May 8, 2013 @ 11:33 PM

The_Voice

August 13 / 2004. I was late as well.

May 9, 2013 @ 11:51 AM

Pete

I'll let you know when I sign up. Please don't hold your breath.

--Pete

May 9, 2013 @ 2:11 PM

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