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Weekend Open Forum: What's the oldest online account you still use?

By Jos
Apr 20, 2012
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  1. I've signed up to many, many websites in my years online. In fact, just checking my password manager I found that I've registered to 89 different websites, even though I...

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  2. By far Hotmail... my name is the email addy, created back when Hotmail had a whopping 2 meg limit
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,917   +365

    Yahoo, back when i was 10 and back when yahoo was actually a good website
  4. Yahoo email account created on January 14, 1999. :)
  5. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +77

    I sometimes use an ICQ account that's in the 600,000 members range. that's a early 1997 account if I remember correctly.
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,536   +318

    I was thinking Hotmail, too, but I think ICQ was first in the mid to late 90s. I still use both accounts through Trillian.

    Also checked the number of accounts I've registered and saved to my <enter password manager name here>. I'm reaching almost 400, many of which I really have no clue what they are if I were to lose access to the master account (ouch!).
  7. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 715   +217

    Hmmm...accounts I still <i>use</i>? Probably my Yahoo address, which I also use for the aforementioned spam-happy sites. Its so nice to simply click "spam" and know Yahoo will not only block the source but will try to UNSUBSCRIBE you, too. Had that account since around '97 I think. Too bad the *****s started charging for POP3 access or it might still be my primary address. My actual <b>oldest</b> account would be my Fidonet portal address, which still works I believe.
  8. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 715   +217

    BTW, the word that got filtered was "m o r o n". Umm...why?
  9. taimuraly

    taimuraly TS Enthusiast Posts: 116

    Hotmail, still use it as my primary email. Its pretty old back when people only had one email address. Its been safe from spam so far unlike my gmail account which I throw around :D
  10. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Booster Posts: 273   +47

    By far hotmail, first account I ever created online, it was about 9 years ago [yep, I had late access to internet] and I still use it as my personal mail.
  11. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 902   +52

    I just retired an old hotmail account, that I made before microsoft bought hotmail.
     
  12. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 2,082   +66 Staff Member

    I completely forgot about ICQ! Don't use it very often but that's definitely my oldest active account.
  13. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Guru Posts: 1,317   +481

    An old NeoPets account that I had created about a year or so after the site's inception. I log on from time to time to see how alien it's become since I last played.
  14. aim, since i was like 12
  15. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,669   +59

    My yahoo account its about 12 years old. I have a insane amount of spam on it, I really need to switch over to gmail or hotmail.
  16. I created a Yahoo account soon after its launch 1998ish. Had a whole meg of storage for free!
    Still use it as an "email required" spam account
  17. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    My Yahoo account.

    It might still be my Star Wars Galaxies Account if SOE hadn't stuck their heads so far up their arse.
  18. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 955   +49

    I still use my Hotmail account, probably my oldest account I still use.
  19. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 577   +98

    My Gmail account is only six years old. Six accounts are registered including social-networks. I have three Yahoos but I barely remember the address' and passwords. Because I was only 10 and jaded that year.
  20. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    My oldest is Hotmail, which I still use (although not as my primary). I created it close to a decade ago.
  21. Hotmail! Made it when i was 10 am now 21.
  22. My hotmail account which is from 1997. 15 years old.... wow... that's saying something.
  23. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,436   +218

    Although I don't use it that much anymore, probably my Netscape.net email account.
  24. My oldest would probably be hotmail. Im registered on somewhere between 100-110 websites. I'd like to close half of these accounts, but most websites don't give you that option.
  25. My old yahoo account i made in 2002 , it still has all the personal and professional mails since the day i created it. Seeing the 10 years old mails make me nostalgic every time.


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