Iconix to Bring Facebook to Email - Service to Put Personalized Pictures in the Inbox, Give Instant Access to Profile

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ICONIX, Inc. Announced Today That They Will Offer a New Service That Brings Facebook Content Into Email. The Service Will Allow Users to Display Their Facebook Profile Picture Next to Their Messages in the Inbox and Display Their Profile Information When Friends Roll Over the Picture.

ICONIX, Inc. the industry leader in visual email solutions, announced today that they will offer a service that brings Facebook content to email. The service, expected to be available by the end of May, will allow users to display their Facebook profile picture next to their messages in the inbox and display their latest profile information when friends roll over the picture.

Setup of the new Iconix service is enabled by Facebook Connect, a service of Facebook, which provides a seamless way to link Facebook content to web services via the user’s Facebook login. According to Facebook, more than 250,000 websites and 100 million users per month are utilizing this capability, making it one of the most ubiquitous services on the web. Display of the pictures and profile information in email is enabled by an Iconix app that works with most major webmail programs.

“Our users have been asking us to extend our service to allow personal pictures in the inbox, making it easier to find messages from friends,” said Jeff Wilbur, vice-president of marketing at ICONIX. “Since nearly two-thirds of our users also use Facebook, and Facebook Connect is rapidly becoming the de facto way to initiate new web services, it’s a natural step for us to bring Facebook content into email. In a few clicks, users will be able to map their picture and profile to their email address, which will allow their friends to access Facebook content directly from email. We look forward to releasing this service next month to further enhance users’ email experience.”

About ICONIX, Inc.
ICONIX, Inc. is the leading provider of trusted email identification solutions. ICONIX provides the industry's first visual eMail ID solution for businesses and consumers. The patented Iconix® solution enables consumers to quickly identify messages from legitimate senders, which proactively combats widespread email-based identity theft techniques, such as phishing. The Iconix® Truemark® service is the only standards-based visual authentication solution that works across various email platforms. For more information, visit http://www.iconix.com.

Iconix, Truemark, the Iconix logo and the Check-lock icon are registered trademarks in the United States and Iconix, Check-lock, the Iconix logo, the Iconix enabled logo, and the Check-lock icon are trademarks or service marks of ICONIX, Inc.

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