Tucows introduces the next generation of Tucows Email Service


    Email service tailored specifically to the needs of web hosting companies
    and ISPs

    TORONTO, May 23 /CNW/ - Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a leading
provider of Internet services to web hosting companies and ISPs worldwide, has
unveiled the next generation of its Tucows Email Service.
    The new hosted email service combines a brand new, AJAX-enabled webmail
interface with backend architecture built from the ground up to provide
exceptional reliability and performance.
    "This latest generation of our email service demonstrates our commitment
to help service providers offer highly-competitive services to their
customers," said Elliot Noss, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tucows
Inc. "For too long, service providers have viewed email as something they
could get away with providing a low-end version of. The result has been too
few customers actually using the service provider's email system. When you are
selling hosting and domain names that is a dangerous place to be. The market
has changed in the last 12-24 months and what was passable at the low-end is
simply not good enough anymore."
    The new webmail interface brings together desktop-like functionality and
anytime, anywhere access. "Our vision is to make webmail something you want to
use all the time, not just when you're away from your home computer," said Kim
Phelan, Director of Product Management, Tucows Inc. "By providing competitive
webmail along with full support for traditional email programs, we've ended up
with an email service that works not only for users, but also for service
providers. Our offering is reliable, fully featured and competitive email that
will continue to evolve."
    Leveraging technology from Nitido Inc., a Toronto-based leader in
creating subscriber-centric services, the Tucows Email Service is able to
provide a web mail experience that is comparable to the leading free and
premium web mail providers.
    "Working with Nitido we've been able to accelerate the delivery of our
next-generation service while setting the stage for continuing innovation and
additional services to come," said Noss.
    "Tucows is leveraging Nitido's technology to bring world-class webmail to
ISPs and web hosts", said Mauricio De Simone, Chief Executive Officer, Nitido
Inc. "The combination of Tucows' reach, operational excellence and customer
service alongside Nitido's product, technology and experience in large scale
deployments, creates the single best option in the market today for a service
provider looking to outsource its email operation."

    Features of the Tucows Email Service:-   New AJAX-enabled webmail interface features:
           -  Drag and drop folders
           -  Message preview pane
           -  Rich-text message compose
           -  Multimedia support with slideshows for photos and audio player
              for MP3 attachments
           -  Multi-language support (English, Spanish, French, Italian,
              German and Brazilian Portuguese)
           -  POP and IMAP are also available
    -   Tucows offers completely white-labeled webmail and includes an easy-
        to-use web-based branding tool so service providers can customize the
        webmail interface themselves.
    -   Our standard offering includes 2GB of storage per mailbox and allows
        for attachments of up to 20MB in size. For peace of mind, we offer a
        99.99% uptime guarantee.
    -   New diagnostic tools are available to our Tier II 24/7/365 Customer
        Support team to assist in resolving customer issues at first call.
    -   In-bound and out-bound spam and virus filtering are included.
    -   High-performance system built from the ground up with the goals of
        being scalable, reliable and capable of handling large numbers of
        mailboxes. Service runs on Xen virtual technology.Visit http://services.tucows.com for more information.

    Tucows is at ISPCON, the Internet industry event, in Orlando, Florida
from May 23 - 25. Please visit booth No. 509 for a demonstration of the Tucows
Email Service.

    About Nitido

    Since 1999, Nitido has been enabling world leading network service
providers and ISPs to create and deliver mobile and Web-based
subscriber-centric services to very large consumer audiences. Today, over 30
million consumers enjoy service provider branded services built and run on
Nitido's technology. For more information, please visit:
http://www.nitido.com.

    About Tucows

    Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), is the largest Internet services provider
for hosting companies and ISPs. Through our network of over 7,000 service
providers around the world we provide millions of email boxes and manage over
seven million domains. Tucows is an accredited registrar with ICANN (the
Internet Corporate for Assigned Names and Numbers). Tucows remains one of the
most popular software download sites on the Internet. For more information
please visit: http://about.tucows.com.




For further information: Leona Hobbs, Director of Communications, Tucows
Inc., (416) 538-5450, lhobbs@tucows.com; Jonathan Tice, Nitido Inc., (416)
371-2270, jtice@nitido.com