The Day my Yahoo! Mail Account Changed my Life

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I have a unique story to share about email. I was a single gal back in 2001, who was exploring online dating at the suggestion of a friend.  Unfortunately, the site I was using was brand new, and only 3 guys in my entire state were members!  I had just about given up on my membership there, when one day it occurred to me to check my email -- all of my email (including spam folders.)

I had my email set up to send certain emails (especially those with mentions of romance) directly to spam.  I was using Yahoo! at the time, (as I still do), and I still liked to check the spam folder every few weeks just to be sure that some of the emails I had sent to spam weren't good ones.  That particular day, I almost emptied the entire folder into the trash without checking it, because I was in a hurry.  I'm so glad I didn't.  The first of many emails from my future husband were in that folder, and had I not checked the individual emails, we might have never met!
Our wedding

We corresponded over email for the next month.  We really got to know eachother pretty well, and after a few months of in-person courtship, we were engaged to be married!  It wasn't very acceptable to meet people online at the time, so I remember holding back the information about how we met until after the wedding.  Yahoo! mail still holds a place in my heart, however, as my husband and I still have our old email accounts, just so we can take a trip in the "way-back" machine and read those first words of love to one another.

10 years later, I'm still checking every spam message.  Just in case.

Here is a sweet video from Yahoo! that shows the power of a perfectly-timed email...

Do you have a sweet story of how email changed your life?