Yahoo! Mail Announces Encrypted E-Mail Delivery Option
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2000--Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), a leading global communications, commerce and media company, today launched a new encrypted e-mail delivery feature for Yahoo!® Mail (http://mail.yahoo.com), one of the Internet's largest and most popular free e-mail services. The new "Send via SecureDelivery.com" feature offers Yahoo! Mail users the option of sending their e-mail messages through ZixIt Corporation's (Nasdaq:ZIXI - news) SecureDelivery(TM) service.
When selected, the new feature encrypts a sender's e-mail message and attachments. The recipient of the e-mail is then sent a separate notification alerting them that they have received an encrypted message. The notification e-mail contains a Web address that links to SecureDelivery.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of ZixIt, where the recipient can view the encrypted message. To read the message the recipient must enter a secure pass phrase that allows them to access a Web page secured by the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security standard. This provides an enhanced security environment for the recipient to access the e-mail message. This new free service is available to anyone with an @yahoo.com e-mail address.
"The new 'Send via SecureDelivery.com' feature is our latest addition to Yahoo! Mail and offers our millions of users the option of encryption-based security for their messages," said Lisa Pollock, senior producer, Yahoo! Communications Services Group. "We're providing an easy-to-use solution for those people who want the added security and safety that message encryption offers."
Yahoo! Mail is one of the Web's largest e-mail services, winner of the PC World Best Products of 2000 Award and is rated CNet's Best Free Web-Based E-mail. Delivering 6.1 billion messages on Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger and eGroups in September 2000, Yahoo!'s global communications platform is one of the largest in the world. Yahoo!'s comprehensive suite of communications services aim to give users everything they need to communicate and organize their lives in a centralized online location. From free e-mail, instant messaging, and voice chat to address books, calendars, and personal file storage, Yahoo!'s integrated services offer a wide range of options including the ability to receive alerts on mobile phones, pagers or personal digital assistants and send messages to and from wireless devices such as cell phones and personal digital assistants.
Yahoo! Inc. is a global Internet communications, commerce and media company that offers a comprehensive branded network of services to more than 166 million individuals each month worldwide. As the first online navigational guide to the Web, www.yahoo.com is the leading guide in terms of traffic, advertising, household and business user reach, and is one of the most recognized brands associated with the Internet. The company also provides online business services designed to enhance the Web presence of Yahoo!'s clients, including audio and video streaming, store hosting and management, and Web site tools and services. The company's global Web network includes 24 World properties. Yahoo! has offices in Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Canada and the United States, and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.
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