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Mail2World and ICQ Launch Enhanced Email Services to 180 Million ICQ Subscribers

Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 8, 2004


Next-Generation Web-based Email

Mail2World, Inc., a global provider of advanced outsourced messaging and collaboration solutions, today announced the official launch of a customized, feature-rich email service to 180 million users of ICQ® ("I Seek You"), the world's fourth largest online communications community and instant messaging service provider. Built specifically to host millions of mailboxes, Mail2World's massive, infinitely scalable communications platform successfully completed the migration of email services from ICQ's active user accounts in only three days without any complications.


"Mail2World's Professional Services team managed a very intense migration process and made it look easy," declared Danny Ben Shitrit, vice president of products at ICQ. "We experienced zero downtime and no data loss, which is truly amazing and a tribute to the team's skill and attention to detail. At all times, we felt that ICQ's business objectives were the focus of Mail2World's efforts, and everyone at the company was consistently prompt, efficient and courteous. In short, I can't imagine a better launch experience."


"Our migration strategies and tools are designed to ensure seamless large-scale deployments," said Youssef Abed, Executive Vice President and COO of Mail2World. "The sheer size of the ICQmail migration tested every aspect of our services, so it was very rewarding to watch the transfer of all messages, folders, address books and forwarding settings with no glitches and no loss of information. Mail2World is known for operating under one of the industry's strictest service-level agreements across millions of mailboxes. We're now looking forward to providing that same reliable, high-performance service to all our new ICQmail customers."


Etie Tamari, sales director for ICQ, added: "We wanted icqmail to have the same look and feel as our instant messaging interface. Not only did Mail2World create consistent branding for ICQmail according to our specific requirements, they also came up with some terrific new ideas, such as inserting an IM subscriber's avatar image into the icqmail interface."

About Mail2World, Inc.
Mail2World, Inc. designs, delivers, and supports a technology-leading platform for messaging and collaboration services. The Pangia Platform addresses different customer types specifically: ISPs; Small, Medium, and Large Businesses; Educational Institutions; Portals; and individual users. Mail2World is a privately held corporation headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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About ICQ®
ICQ is wholly owned by America Online, Inc. ("AOL"). ICQ was created in 1996 by the Israel-based company, Mirabilis, and acquired by AOL in 1998. ICQ is a world-leading communications community with over 180 million registered users worldwide. On days when connected to the ICQ® service, users spend an average of over five hours on the service. ICQ offers one of the most robust instant messaging and enhanced communications features in the market today. The product is available for free at

Carol Mason
Mail2World, Inc.
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