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 Atlantic.net service now can access their email anytime, anywhere from any computer with an Internet connection. The new Email Viewer feature is powered by Mail.com's (Nasdaq: MAIL) WebMail technology, which allows Bell Atlantic.net 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 Mail.com'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 businesses." "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 Mail.com. "This agreement with Bell Atlantic is a giant step in our efforts to extend Mail.com's penetration into the ISP and telecommunications marketplace." Bell Atlantic.net Email Viewer is available immediately to subscribers via the Bell Atlantic Email Viewer login page at http://webmail.bellatlantic.net. Customers need to register the first time they visit this page. From then on, they need only enter their Bell Atlantic.net email address and password. They will then be able to read, write and send their email from any computer with Internet access. Mail.com, Inc. is a leading global provider of Internet messaging services to businesses, ISPs, Web sites and direct to consumers. In the business market, Mail.com 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, Mail.com provides Web-based e-mail services or WebMail to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) including several of the world's top ISPs such as Bell Atlantic.net and GTE. The Company also partners with top branded Web sites, including NBC, CBS SportsLine, iWon.com, CNET, Snap.com and DellNet.com, to provide WebMail services to their users. In addition, Mail.com serves the consumer market directly through the Mail.com flagship site at http://www.mail.com. Information about Mail.com is available at http://corp.mail.com. Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions offers fast, easy and affordable Internet access from the home or a small business. Customers of Bell Atlantic.net 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 http://home.bellatlantic.net. This news release may contain statements of a forward-looking nature relating to the future events or the future financial results of Mail.com. Investors are cautioned that such statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. In evaluating such statements, investors should specifically consider the various factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including the matters set forth in Mail.com's reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE Bell Atlantic and Mail.com