Bell Customers Can Now Access Their Email Anytime, Anywhere

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Bell Customers Can Now Access Their Email Anytime, Anywhere's WebMail Service Gives Bell Dial-up and DSL Customers Global Email Access

February 15, 2000


For Bell Atlantic:
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NEW YORK -- Whether they're on the road, at work, at a friend's house or in a cyber cafe, customers with Bell service now can access their email anytime, anywhere from any computer with an Internet connection.

The new Email Viewer feature is powered by's (NASDAQ: MAIL) WebMail technology, which allows Bell customers to log into their email accounts to read and send email wherever they have access to a computer that is connected to the Internet.

"With's feature-rich, Web-based service, our customers will have email access from anywhere in the world," said Marianne Berry, vice president - consumer data marketing. "With Email Viewer and other integrated telephone/Internet features we are planning, we are transforming our site into a 'wired living' destination on the Net for consumers, telecommuters and small businesses."

"By providing Bell Atlantic with a full suite of customized WebMail services, we have the opportunity to significantly enhance the user experience for Bell Atlantic customers," said Lon Otremba, chief operating officer of "This agreement with Bell Atlantic is a giant step in our efforts to extend's penetration into the ISP and telecommunications marketplace."

Bell Email Viewer is available immediately to subscribers via the Bell Atlantic Email Viewer login page at Customers need to register the first time they visit this page. From then on, they need only enter their Bell email address and password. They will then be able to read, write and send their email from any computer with Internet access., Inc. is a leading global provider of Internet messaging services to businesses, ISPs, Web sites and direct to consumers. In the business market, provides outsourced e-mailbox hosting, Internet fax services and gateway services, such as virus scanning, spam blocking and content filtering. The Company has the largest corporate customer base in the business messaging market, including ADP, Continental Airlines, Mercedes Benz and Yahoo!. In the consumer market, provides Web-based e-mail services or WebMail to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) including several of the world's top ISPs such as Bell and GTE. The Company also partners with top branded Web sites, including NBC, CBS SportsLine,, CNET, and, to provide WebMail services to their users. In addition, serves the consumer market directly through the flagship site at Information about (NASDAQ: MAIL) is available at

Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions offers fast, easy and affordable Internet access from the home or a small business. Customers of Bell enjoy Internet connections that are among the fastest and most reliable in the country, according to Inverse Network Technology, an independent research service. Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions provides support of dial-up access using 56-kilobit modems, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) technology and the Bell Atlantic Infospeed family of products powered by Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technology. Information on Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions is available at

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