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Rockliffe Debuts WAP E-mail Software

Silicon Valley-based Rockliffe Inc. Tuesday introduced its beta version of an application designed to deliver e-mail worldwide through any Wireless Access Protocol-enabled mobile phone.

Dubbed MailSite Pocket, Rockliffe's scalable messaging infrastructure software is available for Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems.

John Davies, Rockliffe president unveiled the windows-based application at ISPCON in Orlando, FL. Davies said the application uses WAP technology through standard Internet Message Access Protocols.

"MailSite Pocket utilizes WAP Technology to access e-mail via IMAP," Davies said. "It allows users to read and delete messages from the Inbox and move messages to other folders."

Davies added that MailSite was designed with a variety of wireless customers in mind.

"This new product is designed specifically to meet the growing needs of service providers worldwide including ASPs, wireless carriers and unified messaging providers," Davies said.

MailSite Pocket is fully integrated with the rest of Rockliffe's family of products including its carrier-grade e-mail solution designed and brandable Web-based e-mail clients.

WAP is the currently global Internet standard for accessing Internet services using wireless devices like mobile phones. UK-based Britain.net is testing MailSite Pocket to help differentiate their messaging service from other free web-based mail systems and is pleased with the results.

Adrian Cooper, Britain.net managing director, said the program eliminates e-mail message backlogs weary online travelers routine face when upon their return to the office.

"MailSite Pocket allows instant access to e-mail and lets users avoid being backlogged with messages while traveling," Cooper said.

"It's great to be able to offer e-mail that users can access from any web browser, but being able to access e-mail from a mobile phone is definitely an extra bonus that adds tremendous value to the services we provide."

The non-beta version of MailSite Pocket will be available in August for $995 and will be capable of serving up to 500 users per license.