Do you remember opening up your mailbox and finding free AOL trial offers?

How about hearing that dial tone trying to connect to your computer with a 100-foot phone cable just to reach your IBM computer to hear those three words — “You’ve Got Mail.”

Well, I remembered it all!

“You’ve Got Mail”

It was so popular that Warner Bros. made a movie about it! The movie happens to be a favorite of mine and was extremely popular in the 90s.

But, I’ll say it again, “You’ve Got Mail.”

The internet’s debut to emails and chat groups. The first social media of my time.

But, whose voice told us, “You’ve Got Mail”?

The Man Behind the Words

Elwood Edwards was an announcer most of his life.

One day in 1989, his wife volunteered for him to say a few phrases to help her boss, Steve Case, out with a company called America Online.

Little did they know that his voice would be iconic.

Take a look at this 2-minute video of who the “You’ve Got Mail” guy is and used to be.

(Roe Borunda is an associate producer for GV Wire. You can contact her via Twitter, @roetography, and on Facebook)



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