April 3, 2009
Gmail is 5 years old this month (April 1st, 2004!) and I just went back to my oldest email to see how long I’ve been a user . . . and my oldest message is the original one from “Gmail Team” saying that Gmail is different. It was dated 5/3/2004. I think I got an invite from Google really early because I was a Blogger user (well, I had a Blogger account but never used it). Anyway, after using it for a few hours I was hooked and haven’t looked back. All my other email accounts forward to my GMail account. And I’ve been talking about it to anyone who would listen ever since. It changed email for me forever. And now it’s been so long that some new email users would be confused if they had to set up “Outlook” to check their email.