Saturday, June 15

Ask HN: What are your earliest “online” accounts still in usage?

My Microsoft login is still a Hotmail account, and I still utilize my exact same eBay account from method back then too. There’s likewise an online forum I’ve belonged of given that I was a kid, and I’m almost 40 now.

My preferred account I utilized to have was username@ibm.net, back when they meddled customer ISPs (endless dialup!). Unfortunately, they terminated that service after a while.

I utilized to have actually old Steam, Amazon, Slashdot, Facebook, and reddit accounts too, however erased them all for numerous factors.

In case you’re interested in discovering the specific age of your Microsoft account: A couple of years ago I opened an assistance ticket with Microsoft about how old my account was and they had the ability to inform me the date my account was produced. In my case, it was 22nd June 1998.

> There’s likewise an online forum I’ve belonged of because I was a kid, and I’m almost 40 now.

Which online forum?

Sorry for the late reply, I was ill and on a HN break!

https://boards.straightdope.com/ is the online forum … it’s not tech-focused, however it has a lot of clever, enthusiastic individuals talking about whatever from aircrafts to history to popular culture to computer game and more. Normally quite high quality conversations, although undoubtedly I’ve been a lot less active there than I utilized to be.

My ‘pobox.com ‘account was produced in the mid-1990s. Active the entire time.

My college e-mail addresses were developed 3 years back and are active today. I might change back to utilizing one as my main e-mail address all over, and do utilize it in some locations, however the pobox address ended up being the main one after graduation, before the college address was reenabled.

My Amazon account was likewise developed in the mid-1990s. I praise the business for making total purchase histories still offered.

I am uncertain when my ‘yahoo.com ‘account was produced however it remained in the late 1990s. I have actually never ever utilized the address anywhere. It gets great deals of spam.

My eBay account was developed in the late 1990s. Active the entire time.

I have a low single-digit Slashdot account.

I likewise have a legitimate ICQ account from the 1990s, I believe, however never ever utilized it.

> I am uncertain when my ‘yahoo.com ‘account was produced however it remained in the late 1990s. I have actually never ever utilized the address anywhere. It gets great deals of spam.

Mine has actually been around considering that October of 1996. It, too, gets great deals of spam.

> I have a low single-digit Slashdot account.

A buddy of mine has actually slashdot uid of 6. He should have understood the initial team.

I ask forgiveness; I indicated to compose “4-digit” and in some way that became “single-digit” in my brain.

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