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.