1996: First web-based (webmail) service October 26, 2014October 26, 2014 paste Websites In 1996, HoTMaiL (the capitalized letters are an homage to HTML), the first webmail service, was launched. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Post navigation 1994: Netscape Navigator1998: Google!