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MailMail Offers Not Just Mail But Fax and Data

Infonet Software Solutions launched MailMail, a Web-based communications product that provides customers with access to their e-mail, fax and data files from anywhere in the world.

In effect, MailMail users get their own virtual computing desktop which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Alex Rassey, VP of marketing for ISS, said: "MailMail saves customers an enormous amount of time and money because it allows them to continue to be productive wherever they are--in the home, the office, a hotel or an airport. And, unlike other services, MailMail doesn't bombard users with advertising messages."

MailMail's user interface can be customized for Internet Service Providers, allowing them to expand their service offerings and give them a distinctive identity. To add MailMail, an ISP needs no additional hardware or software.

MailMail's advanced email features include private folders, an address book and file attachment support. Users may view just the email headers and decide if they wish to download the entire message, save it, or delete it. As part of the service, MailMail also incorporates a graphical fax system for global faxing at competitive rates.

Using the vendor's Infonet World Network, MailMail goes beyond Internet-only fax services but still maintains low rates because of local access in more than 180 countries. Finally, MailMail's information foldering system allows the user to place documents including Word files, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations on the MailMail server.

MailMail's fax capability is already available, and the email and foldering capabilities will be ready in April 1998. The product is being marketed to ISPs, with prices starting at $100,000 for a server license. It is estimated that end-users will pay around $4.95 per user, per month, plus fax charges.