Netscape is to expand its Web-based email delivery service, In-Box Direct, to provide users with content from 16 European countries. It also said that the service would be extended to users of Netscape Communicator, its latest client software.
Launched in August this year, In-Box Direct allows users of Netscape email to subscribe to their preferred Internet content and news and receive it directly into their email in-boxes. To date, the company claims to have had over half a million subscriptions for the service.
With the introduction of Netscape Communicator client software, Netscape has expanded the service to take advantage of Communicator?s new email capabilities. It harnesses the rich-text messaging capabilities of Netscape mail, which is able to deliver HTML-based messages as interactive Web pages complete with sound, graphics, video and 3D animation.
?We see the expansion and early success of Netscape In-Box Direct as an indicator of two fundamental trends: the growing popularity of rich Web-based email and people?s desire to have their favourite Web content delivered to them with no surfing required,? said Mike Homer, senior vice president of marketing for Netscape.?
From November, Netscape users will be able to receive content of their choice from leading European companies including the Mirror Group and Daily Telegraph in the UK.
Other European content providers will include Axel Springer Verlag, Gruner & Jahr (Stern Online), Focus-Online and Rheinische Post in Germany; Liberation in France; De Telegraaf and TROS in Holland; Aamulehti Group in Finland; La Vanguardia, El Correo Gallego, Banesto, Recoletos Cia. Editorial in Spain; and Milano Finanza Editori and Mondadori in Italy.
The European service is expected to be available on the Netscape Web site in November.
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