Bell Customers Can Now Access Their Email Anytime, Anywhere

-'s WebMail Service Gives Bell

Dial-up and DSL Customers Global Email Access -

Feb 15, 2000, 00:00 ET from Bell Atlantic and

    NEW YORK, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether they're on the road, at work, at
 a friend's house or in a cyber cafe, customers with Bell service
 now can access their email anytime, anywhere from any computer with an
 Internet connection.
     The new Email Viewer feature is powered by's (Nasdaq:   MAIL)
 WebMail technology, which allows Bell customers to log into their
 email accounts to read and send email wherever they have access to a computer
 that is connected to the Internet.
     "With's feature-rich, Web-based service, our customers will have
 email access from anywhere in the world," said Marianne Berry, vice president
 - consumer data marketing.  "With Email Viewer and other integrated
 telephone/Internet features we are planning, we are transforming our site into
 a 'wired living' destination on the Net for consumers, telecommuters and small
     "By providing Bell Atlantic with a full suite of customized WebMail
 services, we have the opportunity to significantly enhance the user experience
 for Bell Atlantic customers," said Lon Otremba, chief operating officer of  "This agreement with Bell Atlantic is a giant step in our efforts
 to extend's penetration into the ISP and telecommunications
     Bell Email Viewer is available immediately to subscribers via
 the Bell Atlantic Email Viewer login page at
 Customers need to register the first time they visit this page.  From then on,
 they need only enter their Bell email address and password.  They
 will then be able to read, write and send their email from any computer with
 Internet access., Inc. is a leading global provider of Internet messaging services
 to businesses, ISPs, Web sites and direct to consumers.  In the business
 market, provides outsourced e-mailbox hosting, Internet fax services
 and gateway services, such as virus scanning, spam blocking and content
 filtering.  The Company has the largest corporate customer base in the
 business messaging market, including ADP, Continental Airlines, Mercedes Benz
 and Yahoo!.  In the consumer market, provides Web-based e-mail
 services or WebMail to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) including several of
 the world's top ISPs such as Bell and GTE.  The Company also
 partners with top branded Web sites, including NBC, CBS SportsLine,,
 CNET, and, to provide WebMail services to their users.
 In addition, serves the consumer market directly through the
 flagship site at  Information about is available
     Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions offers fast, easy and affordable Internet
 access from the home or a small business.  Customers of Bell
 enjoy Internet connections that are among the fastest and most reliable in the
 country, according to Inverse Network Technology, an independent research
 service.  Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions provides support of dial-up access
 using 56-kilobit modems, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) technology
 and the Bell Atlantic Infospeed family of products powered by Digital
 Subscriber Line (DSL) technology.  Information on Bell Atlantic Internet
 Solutions is available at
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