During Barker's ride, Edwards told Barker about his connection with the email system.
Barker asked Edwards to repeat the popular phrase, which she recorded on her phone.
According to WGN-TV, Edwards was paid $200 in the late 1980s to do voice-overs for Quantum Computer Services, the company for which his wife worked and which would later become AOL. The news station reported that Edwards' wife overheard the company's CEO saying that he wanted an automated voice to send alerts to email users and suggested her husband help.
In addition to the well-known "You've got mail" phrase, Edwards' voice was also recorded for the "Welcome," "Files done" and "Goodbye" messages.
Edwards, who is now retired, appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" in 2015.