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I Emailed The Accounts From "You've Got Mail" And Here's What Happened

I had such high hopes.

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You've Got Mail is a 1998 movie about two people who fall in love over email at the height of AOL's reign.

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Their addresses are repeatedly referenced in the film...

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...so I thought, What would happen if I emailed those accounts in 2016?

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I was expecting a stranger to be all, "This isn't Tom Hanks, please stop emailing me," or at least an 18-year-old automated response from Warner Bros., but instead I got this:

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And this:

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Which gave me hope that those addresses were available, and that *I* could assume the email identities of Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly, but nope.

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"Sorry, this username is taken."

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Welp, that's it, folks. That's what happens when you email the accounts from You've Got Mail.

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Since this article was a letdown, I'll end with the Sully trailer.

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