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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 Linux distributions."

"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."

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