What are Your Yahoo! Mail Stories?
If you are here reading this there is a fairly high probability that you already use Yahoo! Mail, or at the very least have used it at some point (and I suspect will return again). If you are just about to start using Yahoo! Mail, that’s delightful news, but this post isn’t really for you. Hopefully we can still be friends.
Anyway, after posting about the 10th anniversary of Yahoo! Mail a few weeks back I was overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and the recounting of the many years that a lot of you have been using the service.
What I’m looking for today is for some of you guys to think back over that time and see if there are any warm and fuzzy types of events that jump out. I’ve heard from one user that after coming to the U.S. more than 15 years ago she was able to reconnect with her long lost mother because a friend of her mom’s happened across a yahoo.com email address with a name that rang a bell.
Maybe you met your spouse years ago at a nearby watering hole, and rather than giving out your phone number (way too personal) you thought that your Yahoo! email address would be a good way to stay in touch. If that happens to be the case I’d also like to know if you would do the same thing now, because I think that I would be more likely to give out my mobile number to a stranger, than my primary email address (how times have changed ).
So let me hear it. You can post your story in the comments section, but you can also send them to me directly at ymailblog1[at]yahoo.com.