Spymac Launches The Internet's First Free 1 Gigabyte Email Service

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In response to the growing need for email storage space, Spymac Network, Inc. announced today a capacity increase of 1 gigabyte for all of its free member Mail accounts.

We agree with the staff at Google, an increase in email storage to one gigabyte makes sense. We already have the infrastructure in place, so we can launch the first version of the expanded service today

In response to the growing need for email storage space, Spymac Network, Inc. announced Friday a capacity increase for all its free member Mail accounts. One gigabyte of storage is available to all Spymac Mail accounts, effective today, Monday April 5, 2004. Spymac Network, Inc. is one of the largest International Macintosh community web ventures.

It may have been April Fool's Day when the gigabyte news broke at Spymac, but email is never a joke. Millions of people rely on easy access to mail and depend on their email service to not indiscriminately delete important mail. Spymac Mail offers several advantages over other free Internet-based email. In addition to the one-gigabyte storage increase, Spymac Mail also offers both POP3 and Webmail access to the email accounts. Web-based mail works in all browsers that support JavaScript and cookies. The web-based mail includes banner advertising and 100 MB of web site hosting space, but a mere $20 (US) a year removes the advertising and adds extra web space. Presently Spymac's rapidly expanding free mail service supports almost 50,000 distinct email accounts. For those wondering why on earth they would need one gigabyte for POP3 mail, don’t despair; because IMAP mail capabilities are under development and will be available very soon.

Ilene Hoffman, Spymac Editor and PR contact, and a former AOL user, notes that it was a problem when her AOL mailbox was cleaned of old mail. "Due to unsolicited mail (Spam), real mail disappeared daily, including some I'd never seen. It was frustrating," Ilene notes. Barry Porter, Manager of Information Systems at Gerber Electronics, formerly in MA, says: "With the increased dependence people have on reliable email, having enough space on an email server is becoming a necessity, not just a convenience."

Spymac welcomes email accounts from users 13 years old and up on any operating system. The Spymac Hosting servers are located in Düsseldorf, Germany, in a secure, Suntone Certified facility that utilizes biometrics, CCTV, key-cards, mantraps and 24x7 on-site-security guards. Redundancy is built into Spymac's server cluster, allowing for fast, reliable services with virtually no down time.

"We agree with the staff at Google, an increase in email storage to one gigabyte makes sense. We already have the infrastructure in place, so we can launch the first version of the expanded service today," said Kevin April, Co-Founder of Spymac.

About Spymac Network, Inc.

Spymac Network, Inc. (Spymac), a New York City based corporation, established in February 2003, is an Internet-based International Macintosh community web site. The site runs on Spymac 3, an internally developed software platform. The site includes message boards, email, web hosting, online auctions, a graphics gallery, a music gallery, and custom designed products, such as backpacks and briefcases. Users can also host their own blogs, iCals, and focused-message boards. Spymac is the largest Online Macintosh User Group and is developing under the belief that community is the Internet's most valuable resource.

For additional information on the Spymac mail service, please visit: http://www.spymac.com/network.php?p=tour

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ilene’s Machine Communications

Ilene Hoffman, Editor and Press Relations

Ilene@spymac.com

781-738-2680

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