7 years of Hotmail

According to my account summary page I'm at my 7 year anniversary as a user of Hotmail - I first registered way back in December 2000.

So I feel like I'm an old hand but I bet there are plenty of people who have been with Hotmail longer.

Who can beat 7 years?

Comments (45)
  1. Jamie Akers says:

    Been with Hotmail since 7 March 1999… witnessed quite a few changes about the place!

  2. stuart says:

    june 08, 1998

  3. Krishna says:

    Been with Hotmail since September 08, 1998

  4. jchowl01 says:

    Jan 1, 1995 Start of 14th Year on Jan 1 2008

  5. Manoj says:

    Registered with Hotmail since: January 01, 1995

  6. Ian Moulster says:

    jchowl01 & Manoj – you win the prize. Not that there is actually a prize 🙂

    I feel like a bit of a junior…

  7. Tim says:

    Registered since:  October 02, 1998

  8. skc says:

    Registered since: December 06, 1997

  9. June 2002 – I am a young-un compared to many here!

    I did have another account that I cancelled due to SPAM in 2002.  So it was a couple of years older but probably not as old as some here.

  10. Registered since : June 30, 1998

  11. WildHeart says:

    Registered since: March 22, 1999  

  12. Martin says:

    12 January 1998

    The earliest you can get is July 4 1996, when it was launched (unless you were a hotmail developer!)

  13. alvinashcraft says:

    Registered since: May 12, 1998

  14. Registered since: February 21, 2001

    Longer than I had thought.  No complaints at all either.  Outlook Connector is the best feature to date.

  15. Lucas says:

    Registered since:  January 09, 1997

  16. Lucas says:

    Registered since:  January 09, 1997

    the logo read HoTMaiL (as in HTML mail)

    about a year before microsoft bought it

  17. Mike Chess says:

    I was going to say I thought January 16, 2000 was "pretty old", but I can see that I was wrong.  Wow! 1995 … that’s like before the internet was born, right?  😉

  18. Registered since: April 28, 1997

  19. Ian says:

    Mine is January 1st 1970.

    No, alright, really it is may 2nd 2000.

  20. Matt H says:

    Mine also says "Registered since: 01 January 1995"..

    However I seriously doubt I’d have actually signed up on 1st January any year, I suspect it’s just an arbitrary date..

  21. Amro says:

    Registered since: September 02, 1999

  22. Brad says:

    Registered since: July 10, 1996

  23. Runi Thomsen says:

    10 years 🙂

    Registered since: October 22, 1997

  24. Scott says:

    Registered since: September 21, 2000

  25. Runi Thomsen says:

    Registered since: October 22, 1997

    Over 10 years – yeah!

  26. Jan 05, 1999, so almost 9 years! 🙂

    I created it in the time for Hotmail. But when actually accessing Hotmail today, it was reactivated. I have no idea how long it has been, but it must’ve been since Gmail was born! Gmail rocks my world! Go try it! I was one of the first! 🙂

  27. Kalyan says:

    Jan 06 1999

    but somehow.. my hotmail account is for receiving bulk mails .. I check once a month

  28. Sathya says:


    Registered since: August 30, 1997

  29. Pete says:

    Registered since:  April 14, 1998

    I was so proud of my hotmail acct. when I got it.  It was my first email acct.  It’s pretty much been a spam bucket since ’99.  

  30. Darren says:

    Sometime around Feb 1995 (pre M$ I think), but left for Yahoo because:

    a) spam was more of a problem than elsewhere

    b) interface, slow, confusing, clunky & too many ads

    Initially kept hotmail as a repository for old emails, and catching people who hadn’t updated their address books, however this all ended when the powers that be decided to suspend accounts, and delete all emails in all folders if you hadn’t logged in for something like 14 days.  Customer count –.

    Terrible service. Why anybody stays I don’t know!!

  31. C# Junkie says:

    Registered since: July 15, 1997.

  32. John Barton says:

    Registered since: 19 September 1998  Country/Region: United Kingdom

    John Barton

  33. Anders says:

    Registered since: January 29, 1997

  34. Drew Noakes says:

    Registered since 10 September 1998.

    When did Hotmail actually launch?

  35. Pryank says:

    April 1995. Sameer Bhatia insipired to develop career in IT Software;-)

  36. Edd says:

    Registered since: 28 March 1998

  37. CS says:

    Registered since: April 01, 1998


  38. dskcheck says:


    Though there are many old pals here .. i’ve registered since 10th Aug 1998.

    And this is my personal mail.

  39. Rai says:

    9th July 1999. This was my first email account. 🙂

  40. Roman says:

    September 29, 1997

  41. Bob says:

    HIBOB Bourke

    Registered since: October 12, 1998

  42. Pat says:

    Registered Since: 31 August 1997

  43. Rami says:

    Registered since: December 29, 1997

  44. Liew says:

    Registered since:  August 05, 1996

    I remember registering it to look for jobs back then and the email by the local ISP is just terrible.

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