BellSouth said Web Mail incorporates IMAP technology to provide e-mail to users without the need for a specific ISP. Customers will be able to access their mailboxes via the Web using a browser.
The company said that Web Mail allows users to have multiple mailboxes
without any cost, along with access to other e-mail boxes. The mailboxes are portable so that an e-mail address does not have to be changed even if users change service providers.
“We want every BellSouth customer to establish an e-mail address and begin
benefiting from the convenience, flexibility and portability e-mail provides
even if they don’t have direct Internet access themselves,” said Donna
Lachance, vice president of marketing for BellSouth.net Services.