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$20 Million Makeover For Xtra Email

28 June 2006

$20 Million Makeover For Xtra Email

Xtra’s new email service launched overnight, following a $20 Million investment from Telecom in a new email platform.

All Xtra customers have automatically been upgraded to the new service which offers bigger standard mailbox storage, better spam filtering, a new webmail interface, and improved security.

Chris Thompson Head of Xtra says the investment represents a significant makeover for the service.

“There are a number of improvements which we think will be very popular,” says Mr Thompson.

“The increase in standard mailbox storage from 12MB to 100MB is a big change, which will please those customers who don’t download their mail to their PC regularly – for example, if they are travelling and using webmail.”

Mr Thompson says Xtra Email’s improved spam management system will save people valuable time as they no longer have to open and file spam messages.

“We’ve tried to reduce the hassle of spam, so suspected spam is now filed in a separate folder and automatically deleted after 30 days,” he says.

“And perhaps the most noticeable change is that we’ve completely re-vamped the webmail service. It has a cleaner more streamlined look, and has some new features which better suit how our customers’ use web-based mail these days.”

The new Xtra webmail also offers enhanced address book functionality which allows importing and exporting of contacts, a secure log in option, a print preview option, a block list option, improved folder management, privacy settings, and enhanced spam reporting functionality.

”Our investment in the new Xtra Email platform follows investment in other new services in the past nine months such as the Xtra Games Channel, Xtra Photos service and the Xtra security suite,” says Mr Thompson.


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