Mail.com To Provide Dellnet.com Services -- 3-AU-99. Thanks to Feza|
To: Murrey Walker who wrote (138358)
Tuesday, Aug 3 1999 10:47AM ET
Respond to Post # 138359 of 138375
DELLNet is getting bigger and better.
Tuesday August 3 10:27 AM ET
Mail.com To Provide Dellnet.com Services
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Internet messaging company Mail.com Inc. said Tuesday it will provide Web-based e-mail
services for Dell Computer Corp.'s (Nasdaq:DELL - news) new Internet consumer Web site, Dellnet.com.
Mail.com, which went public in June, has since announced several deals with large corporate clients such as GTE Corp.
(NYSE:GTE - news) and AT&T Corp. (NYSE:T - news) for e-mail services for their Internet customers.
Mail.com shares Tuesday morning was up $2.125 to $17.25 on heavy volume, making it one of the top percentage gainers
on Nasdaq. It earlier went as high as $19.25.
The Dellnet.com Web site, launched last month, is one of Dell's key efforts to expand beyond just making computers. One
of those moves is to sell Internet access along with low-cost PCs. Dell last month came close to stealing the top slot from
Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE:CPQ - news) as the number one maker of personal computers in the United States.
'Dell's competitive advantage is its ability to maintain a direct relationship with its customers,' Gary Millin, president of
Mail.com, said in a statement. 'Bundling Internet applications on Dell PCs, including Mail.com's messaging technology,
enhances that customer relationship even further.'
The site features Web access, free e-mail services accessible from any computer, Internet directory and search capabilities,
shopping services, portfolio tracking applications, and customized news.