i.Mail’s Enhanced E-mail Service and MyDomain’s Virtual Domain E-mail Service Add Tremendous Value to StarHub’s Hubbing Customers
Singapore, 20 November 2002 – StarHub, Singapore’s leading info-communications provider, today announced two value-added e-mail services – i.Mail and MyDomain - that demonstrate the tremendous power that hubbing can bring to StarHub customers.
i.Mail is an enhanced e-mail service that enables users to operate on a single, unified e-mail platform so that they can access all their mobile and Internet e-mails at a central storage point and retrieve them on a variety of communication devices. MyDomain is a virtual domain e-mail service that allows customers to personalise their own StarHub e-mail address with a global (e.g. .com, .net or .org) domain name. They can also create up to three e-mail aliases for their various uses.
By extending StarHub’s e-mail plans to enable these services, StarHub customers will be able to work more effectively, with better responsiveness to friends, colleagues and business associates. i.Mail and MyDomain mark StarHub’s first phase in an overall unified communications strategy that will help customers realise the benefits of hubbing. StarHub’s aggressive roadmap includes plans to unify all the various communications tools such as e-mail, fax, SMS and voicemail onto a central platform.
i.Mail Enhanced E-mail Service
i.Mail is an enhanced e-mail service which will equip users with a StarHub e-mail account that operates on a single, unified e-mail platform. This means that users can access all their mobile and Internet e-mails at a central storage point, retrieve them on a variety of communication devices (such as WAP/GPRS-enabled mobile phones, laptops or PCs) and hence manage their communications needs more efficiently. They will also have a single user ID and password to access their e-mails instead of having to juggle with separate identities for both mobile and Internet e-mails.
i.Mail customers will also benefit from features like a one-click WAP login system for their mobile phones, a 6MB POP3 e-mail account and e-mail forwarding capabilities. (Please see Editor’s Note for the full range of i.Mail features).
MyDomain Virtual Domain E-mail Service
StarHub also introduces MyDomain, a virtual domain e-mail service that will allow customers to personalise their StarHub e-mail address with a global (e.g. .com, .net or .org) domain name. They can also create up to three e-mail aliases for their various uses. For example, a customer can register his domain name as "tan-family.com" and create up to three e-mail aliases such as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, MyDomain includes all the functionalities of i.Mail.
This service will particularly appeal to entrepreneurs who are able to register a domain name using a company name and personalise up to three different virtual e-mail addresses to serve different purposes (such as sales enquiry, accounts, and feedback). This way they will be able to better organise and manage their office operations. And with a global virtual domain e-mail name, their company will be seen to have a global presence and a distinctive corporate identity.
i.Mail and MyDomain Subscription Plans
- For customers who are currently on MaxOnline, they can redeem their free one-year subscription with 350 StarHub Rewards Points.
- Existing customers of other StarHub e-mail plans may convert their existing plans to MyDomain as well. For more information, log onto http://www.starhub.com.
- From 1 January 2003 onwards, MyDomain (which includes the i.Mail package) will be offered to all StarHub customers at S$75.60 per year with a one-time registration fee of $10.50.
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Features of i.Mail
Customers on i.Mail will receive the following benefits -
i.Mail customers who are also StarHub Mobile customers will enjoy the following benefits: