Thinmail is First Service That Allows Users Complete Ability to Send, Receive, Manage, and Fax Documents From Any Wireless Email Device


WALTHAM, MA – August 21, 2000 – Thinmail, a new e-mailservice that gives wireless users an unprecedented level of control over their incoming and outgoing e-mail, has been introduced.

Thinmail is a universally compatible system that gets in-between sender and receiver, and provides a range of valuable services. For the receiver, Thinmail blocks unwanted senders, reformats messages, and strips and stores email attachments replacing them with private links.This eliminates the problems of attachments either getting bounced or eating up storage and bandwidth.For the sender, Thinmailcan forward, fax, and manage any attachments they’ve sent or received via any of their email accounts using only simple text messages – a claim that no other product or service can make. With the growing popularity of wireless data devices such as the Palm VII, Omnisky, Pagewriter, & Blackberry, the abilities to manage attachments and email addresses are particularly attractive capabilities.

Thinmail is comprised of three powerful components:

·A message formatter, which strips and stores attachments, changes HTML to plain text, filters unwanted senders, and previews documents.

· An email robot, which interprets commands sent as simple e-mail messages. With a simple command, users can get important documents, forward them, convert them to text, or immediately print them to any fax machine. They can even block unwanted senders with a simple message to the robot instead of going to a complicated web page. 

·A masquerading system - the world’s first non-anonymous re-mailer - which supports multiple valid e-mail addresses.As users send e-mail from their devices, Thinmail can make it appear as if the messages came from their business or home address.


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“Right now, managing attachments and addresses are the most important problems facing wireless devices. But by the year 2003, people will routinely receive 200 or 300 e-mail messages a day, in all kinds of formats which won’t work on the latest wireless devices,” said Jordan Pollack, CEO and founder of Thinmail Corporation.“Thinmail was created with this future in mind, and will provide a growing range of application services, en route, for mobile communicators.


Thinmail is selling its services to customers individually with no advertising or transaction fees while looking to license its software and patents to large scale infrastructure providers of email and wireless services. It is also affordably and flexibly priced, as it collects nanopayments for aggregated use of resources over time. After a free trial period, customers can choose their preferred usage rate. Hal Chapel, the founder of Xevo Corporation and a member of the board of the ASP Industry Consortium said, “Thinmail is leading the way in defining ASP as something other than monthly office software rentals.”

More information about Thinmail Corporation or its Thinmail service is available on the Web at

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