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So mine was created on June 25th 2004, i can see it by the welcome message i got from Google when the account was created. 

 

Looking at Gmail's wiki page, it say that Gmail started working on April 1st 2004. So i got my account less than 3 months after it started. :)

 

I still remember that it was by invites and everyone went crazy looking for someone to send them an invite, lucky i had some people that had connections and i got my invite very fast.

 

 

So when was your account created? :)

 

 

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June 20th, 2004. Got the invitation via a Slashdot thread.

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23rd of June 2004, got it via an invite thread here.

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10/13/2004. Used for spam ever since.

edit: By "spam" I mean for stuff that I rarely need to check for, like the registration to neowin and the like.

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First email I can find in my GMail account is 15th June, 2004.. can't believe it's been nearly 10 years since I opened an account. Crazy.

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Not long after release. Invite carnage.

 

Now deleted as it became spam city, it wasn't even possible to live with it. Far too much.

 

Thank you Google for kicking Hotmail and Yahoo Mail up the arse. 1GB and other stuff \o/

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October 8th, 2004 for me.

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Sometime in 03 or 04, I didn't start using it until 05

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April 17 2004... on my birthday.

 

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i honestly do not know when i started mine, i know that it was very shortly after the invite started going out.

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1st July 2004.

 

I had another account that I created in June 2004, but on 1st July 2004 I created a firstname.lastname address, which I still use as my main email address.

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Couldn't say when exactly, sometime late 2004/early 2005, like a few others I only use webmail accounts for forum registrations, etc.. primarily spam-catchers for my real mail accounts and only look at them when needed or the occasional "nuke it all" action once in a while.

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2/5/2004 (2nd May 2004) according to the first email I have. I deleted the "Welcome to Gmail" email though, so it may have been earlier than that.

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Unknown, but sometime not to long after they started. Got an invite from somebody right here on Neowin!

 

Have 3 accounts now and use them all for nothing but junk/storage, as I have never really like Gmail anyway.

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I could of sworn it was earlier but my welcome email says 9/18/04. There was a website where you gave them your unused invites and they turned giving them out into a game. I believe it was like a slot machine or something and you won your invite that way. From what I remember it was quite hard to win, so I was very excited when I won! 

 

And two days later I found Neowin!

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My oldest email in my GMail is dated in August of 2004, but I think I had it a bit longer than that.

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"Congratulations on creating your brand new Gmail account. Please keep this email for your records" It's dated 10th of January, 2005

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Thank you Google for kicking Hotmail and Yahoo Mail up the arse. 1GB and other stuff \o/

yes, if weren't for that 1 GB promotion, hotmail & yahoo will probably remain in MB quota forever.
Competition is good for consumers.

I registered to gmail just about a year after the invitation program ended.

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was invited to the beta sometime in 2004 from somebody on here

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No clue. I regularly clean the email. I got an invite from my Buddy back when you only got 3 invites and you had to use the account for a week before you got them.

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From the invite thread on here, waited a fair while :p

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Back when invitations had to be had.

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12 Apr 2005

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09/20/2009. Has been my primary email account since.

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I'm surprised so many people kept the welcome email. I really must be using Gmail wrong. Anyways I created my account on Jan 5, 2005. Got an invite from a fellow classmate once I saw that he had Gmail.

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