Prodigy Launches Web-Mail Access

Prodigy Communications
Tuesday the launched Prodigy MailLink, a new web-based e-mail
program that allows its users to access their e-mail from any PC
connected to the Internet.

Prodigy has teamed with, which
developed the online interface and technology featured in Prodigy MailLink.
Formerly known as iName, has also partnered with CNN Interactive, NBC,
, GTE and AltaVista to provide Internet
messaging solutions and Web mail services.

Unlike free web-based email programs like MSN’s Hotmail, or Yahoo! Mail, the new service is offered
exclusively to Prodigy Internet members.

“We are proud to be working with Prodigy to provide its members with this
cutting-edge solution,” said Lon Otremba,’s chief operating officer.”Prodigy members are the first to take advantage of our unique
new Web mail service, which makes their e-mail so much more valuable and
easy to use.”

To access e-mail, members will simply go to the Prodigy MailLink URL on any
computer with Internet access and type in their Prodigy e-mail address and
password. The service includes an address book, multiple folders, and
signature files.

“Prodigy MailLink is like a one-stop e-mail solution,” said David
Trachtenberg, Prodigy’s president and chief operating officer.
“Now, all Prodigy Internet members have the best of both worlds: the
preferred functionality of POP3 mail with the flexibility of Web-based
access wherever they may be.”

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