Webmail.us Helps Businesses Find the 'Email in the Haystack'

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Email search capabilities focus on speed and simplicity.

Webmail.us, a leading provider of email hosting services to more than 23,000 small, medium, and geographically dispersed businesses, just integrated advanced email search capabilities into its webmail platform. This new and improved search platform is powered by Lucene, an open-source search and indexing software application, and an AJAX framework that provides webmail users with fast, accurate email search results. There are no additional charges for the new email search capabilities.

"As users store more messages inside their inbox, search becomes a critical piece of the email experience," said Patrick Matthews, chief executive officer at Webmail.us, Inc. "Our customers are storing tens of thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of email messages inside of webmail -- that makes finding the proverbial 'needle in the haystack' challenging. Business users don't have time to sift through thousands of messages in multiple folders to find what they’re looking for. Search will help users find what they’re looking for as fast as they can search for it."

Search is now an integral part of the fourth generation webmail platform that was released earlier this month. Users have a search box and an advanced search link at the top of every email folder. Users can search individual folders, all folders at once, or use advanced search to set specific search parameters. They can also search the web using Google—all from within the webmail interface. The company plans to build search capabilities into other aspects of webmail as well, such as the calendar and contact manager.

Webmail.us has been experiencing rapid growth, adding more than 16,000 businesses to its email hosting system in the last twelve months. The company now hosts email for more than 23,000 businesses worldwide.

About Webmail.us, Inc.

Webmail.us, along with its growing community of private-label reseller partners, provides more than 23,000 small, medium, and geographically dispersed businesses with email hosting protected from spam, computer viruses, phishing attacks, and other security threats facing corporate email systems. The company manages and maintains the email software and hosting infrastructure, freeing up personnel resources and eliminating the need for organizations to purchase email-related hardware, software, and security services—all for a fraction of the cost of purchasing and managing the solution in-house. The Email Hosting System™ is housed in carrier-grade data centers to ensure maximum uptime. Founded in 1999, Webmail.us is privately held and headquartered in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. To learn more, please visit http://www.webmail.us or call 866.392.3336.

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