Free Email Goes Green - New Webmail Service Powered by Renewable Energy

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Free email services are nothing new, but Portland based web hosting company ThinkHost, Inc. has recently launched a service with a twist - free webmail accounts powered by 100% renewable energy.

Free email services are nothing new, but Portland based web hosting company ThinkHost, Inc. has recently launched a service with a twist - free webmail accounts powered by 100% renewable energy.

The new service, CommunityMail.net (http://www.communitymail.net), is one of the very few email providers offering environmentally conscious consumers with a totally free and green webmail alternative.

ThinkHost's Executive Director, Vladislav Davidzon, explains. "Given our expertise in web hosting, our solid history of sponsoring community oriented projects and utilizing renewable resources wherever possible in our business, it seemed a natural extension to develop CommunityMail.net. What's most pleasing to us is that we are able to offer this environmentally friendly webmail service to all; absolutely free of charge."

CommunityMail.net, powered by wind and solar derived energy sources, offers subscribers a choice of domain names for their free email address: communitymail.net, activist.cc, hippiemail.com and globalupgrising.com - with more to be added soon. Unlike some of its non-green counterparts, CommunityMail.net subscribers are not subjected to banner advertising in their account interfaces.

Among the many features of the CommunityMail.net service is a calendar, user controlled spam filtering, encryption, anti-virus protection, task scheduler, address book and a powerful HTML editor; presented in a familiar Outlook style interface.

The calendar, address book and task scheduler are particularly useful features for groups, as items can be easily shared with other CommunityMail.net users. Once an item is entered, the subcriber simply enters in the email addresses of other CommunityMail.net subscribers whom they wish to share the item with - those entries will then appear in the relevant application in the specified accounts.

A free green lifestyle newsletter is also under development as part of the CommunityMail.net service which will provide subscribers with tips and news articles related to environmentally friendly living.

"Just as we've demonstrated with our premium web hosting operations, which are also powered by renewable energy, we're hoping the popularity of CommunityMail.net is noticed by other free email providers. Not just noticed, but that those companies seriously consider the option of more earth-friendly derived energy sources for their own services.", states Mr. Davidzon.

"Our message to them is that there really is no excuse for not utilizing green electricity sources given the revenue levels they generate from their ad-ladened services. Aside from that, we are very excited about building a thriving community of like-minded people via CommunityMail.net; people who understand that caring for our planet extends very much so into our activities in the online world".

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