Go Beyond the Usual Smiley - Show Real Emotion in Emails with GMX LiveEmoticons

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• Innovative feature inserts a fresh headshot into emails in seconds • Fun range of emotions ready to be used

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Emoticons are a lot of fun and very easy to use. The feature does also have real benefits. As well as enabling you to clarify your mood, the addition of a photo provides a far more emotional connection than a regular email.

GMX, http://www.gmx.com, the free email service for more than 11 million active users, today launched a remarkable new feature for expressing emotion within personal emails.

Within a few clicks, GMX LiveEmoticons leverages the user's webcam to capture and insert a headshot into their email, accompanied by a choice of frame. The feature tackles the age-old problem of accurately reflecting your emotion within written communication. While GMX will continue to feature traditional emotion symbols, such as the popular smiley face symbol, GMX LiveEmoticon facilitates a far more expressive and personalized connection via email.

GMX LiveEmoticons is a fresh new way to enhance everyday personal email and communicate one's emotion or attitude at the time of sending an email. The easy-to-use tool is integrated neatly on the GMX toolbar and is compatible with all popular web cams. The user simply clicks on their toolbar to initiate the feature and uses their webcam to capture their image. After selecting their desired LiveEmoticon, the image is attached to their email within the relevant themed frame. This latest aspect of GMX's free email service is ideal for those who rely on email to stay connected with friends and loved ones.

The wide range of GMX Emoticons for use includes - Bored, Laughing out loud, Thinking of You, Swamped, Whatever, and XOXO. The feature comprises a uniquely efficient and memorable way to make written communication more dynamic and emotive.

Eva Heil, Managing Director, GMX, said, "Emoticons are a lot of fun and very easy to use. The feature does also have real benefits. As well as enabling you to clarify your mood, the addition of a photo provides a far more emotional connection than a regular email."

Personal email has never been so important for US users. A recent representative survey of 1000 US consumers conducted by MaCorr Research found that Americans are heavily reliant on free email services to communicate with friends and family. The average American uses two separate personal accounts, and checks them several times a day.

Heil added, "GMX continually seeks to develop features that will make our everyday use of personal email a more pleasurable and meaningful experience."

With over 11 million active users, GMX offers a reliable, secure email service coupled with great looks, great performance and state-of-the-art functionality. Free email has grown up, find it at GMX. The new free email service can be seen at http://www.gmx.com

About GMX
GMX is a specialized freemail provider with more than 10 years of experience and more than 11 million users. With its reliable and powerful webmail system, GMX provides a comfortable email solution for private usage. Its features and convenience rival those of traditional client-based software that require installation on your computer. GMX guarantees optimum performance as well as high mail security and customer privacy with data centers located in Europe and the United States.

GMX Internet Services Inc. (Global Mail Exchange) is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Internet Group, a publicly listed company (ISIN DE0005089031) with a market cap of more than $7.4 billion and some 3,500 employees, and a pioneer of communication via the Internet.

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