This article was originally published as part of the Pobox blog. Pobox was acquired by Fastmail in 2015.

Do you recognize this magazine cover?



If so, you might be one of our very first customers! The May 1995 issue of Wired magazine included the following sidebar in first page of the Scans section:

Email Trail

A new service called pobox.com offers an easy-to-remember e-mail address that you can use for the rest of your life (or the life of the company, anyway.) For example, any mail sent to mengwong@pobox.com is forwarded to pobox.com founder Meng Weng Wong's CompuServe account (71552.1674@compuserve.com). This way, if you switch online services, you don't need to message everyone you know informing them of your new e-mail address -- just e-mail your new information to pobox.com. --Mark Frauenfelder Price information: pobox@pobox.com, http://pobox.com/pobox/signup.cgi


Well, Meng's CompuServe address is long gone, but you can still email him at mengwong@pobox.com. And for those of you who took the chance that "the life of the company" was going to be a timespan that was useful to you, a very hearty thank you.