InfoWorld: Corel's e-Too seeks to liven up Web mail
Nov 14, 2000, 18:36 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Corel on Tuesday announced a new technology, known as
e-Too, that is designed for adding features to Web mail software.
The technology should enable e-mail messages sent through Web mail
applications such as Microsoft's Hotmail to appear in a variety of
text formats, and should also facilitate the inclusion of
hand-drawn sketches and handwritten signatures, a Corel
executive said here at fall Comdex on Monday."
"Ottawa, Canada-based Corel is hoping to complete e-Too by the
first quarter of next year, according to Scott Kendrick, director
of product management for the company's recently created new
ventures unit. The unit is charged with heading up research and
development efforts for the Canadian vendor of applications and
"Corel decided to develop e-Too to enter the e-mail market,
which the company considers the Net's "killer application,"
Kendrick explained. Web mail "can't convey emotion very well" and
Corel wanted to fix that, he said. Also, Corel discovered that
there was no electronic equivalent in most Web mail applications to
letterheads, meaning that e-mail messages lack any kind of
corporate branding, Kendrick added."