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    Default 'You've got mail'

    does anybody miss this feature of the old AOL?
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    I don't know about AOL, but I loved the movie!


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    I never used AOL but my parents did when they first started using computers. My mom loved the "you've got mail" notification. I thought it was quite clever!
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    LOL, yeah, the movie was awesome (Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks were s great together!)

    but back then your email would tell you when you had a new one in your inbox...

    went over a decade without realizing the feature is no longer with me
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    My mom used AOL. I never did. I HATED hearing that stupid voice saying, "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!" like it was the most exciting thing ever.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JumpQH View Post
    My mom used AOL. I never did. I HATED hearing that stupid voice saying, "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!" like it was the most exciting thing ever.
    well, back then I actually got relevant email, so yes, it was exiting!
    My mom has gone offline since....
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    I liked it, could be doing other and it would let me know without having to keep checking.

    I have that now on my MacBookPro, you can click on that feature and it will let you know you have mail, but you have to leave the computer tuned to the mail service, which is fine if you are doing other than using the computer anyway.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    well, back then I actually got relevant email, so yes, it was exiting!
    My mom has gone offline since....



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    Among our crowd, AOL was considered the Yugo of ISPs.
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank B View Post
    Among our crowd, AOL was considered the Yugo of ISPs.
    15 years ago it was the shitz!

    of course, now it's the butt of too many jokes...
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    I referred to AOL to my 12 year old computer addicted daughter the other day and she had no idea what I was talking about! When did time start going by so quickly??


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    Default I still use aol

    and they still say you've got mail...
    Another killer of threads


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    "Welcome, you've got mail!"

    I remember the super personalized "homepage". I was a kid at the time and loved all the games and chat rooms geared towards my age group. I can also perfectly remember the dial-up sound too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larksmom View Post
    and they still say you've got mail...
    poor thing!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    I use Thunderbird for my email client and we did have it set up to make a noise when we got a new message. It didn't say "you've got mail" though, it made a thwack noise and said "message for you sir" - which is a sound byte from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I do miss it. I'll have to speak to my network administrator, aka, my husband and get that noise back.



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    If you're very resistant to change (not you Larksmom, someone I worked with) , and you've stuck with AOL, it still says "you've got mail."
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    My e-mail client plays a tone when I get a new message. I haven't tried to configure it, but I'm quite sure that I could find that audio file and replace it with "You've got mail" if I really wanted to. Which I don't, because AOL sucks and always has



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    My husband still has an AOL email account, so I still hear that with some regularity.

    Yes, I tease him about it all the time



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    My mother still has AOL too. On top of her DSL from her company. I just don't get the reasoning there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jengersnap View Post
    My mother still has AOL too. On top of her DSL from her company. I just don't get the reasoning there.
    I also still have AOL and the reasoning, too hard to get everyone to use a new email.
    I have a newer gmail account, that all AOL mail goes to by default also, so I have in reality two backup email accounts.
    My problem, everyone kept sending my email to AOL anyway, so I gave up.

    Some day I will quit using the AOL one and eventually all will learn that one is not my current one any more.



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