ActiveNames Inc. Wednesday
introduced a new service designed to keep up with friends and colleagues by
tracking changes in users’ e-mail addresses.
The ActiveNames Internet service is a free utility that automatically
tracks e-mail addresses that are cancelled, abandoned, or changed and
redirects messages to the new address provided for
that user. Both the sender and receiver must be registered with
ActiveNames transparently intercepts messages sent between members,
verifies the most recent
address on the ActiveNames server and sends the message to its correct
destination. The software supports users of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux
In today’s fast-paced technological world, people change their e-mail
addresses all the time, and this tool is made so that no one gets lost in
cyberspace, said Nimo Steinbock, ActiveNames chief executive officer and co-founder.
“ActiveNames is the first robust global solution enabling people to remain
connected to all their former, present, and future e-mail addresses (once
they join), no matter how many there are or
how often they change,” he said.