Tucows Announces Enhancement to the Tucows Email Service

Provides Existing Email Providers an Effective Tool in the Battle Against Spam

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2008 – Tucows Inc., (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC) a leading provider of Internet services to web hosting companies and ISPs worldwide, today announced the availability of a powerful solution to the global problem of spam. The Tucows Email Service now offers providers the option of using the spam and virus filtering portion of the service in conjunction with their current email infrastructure. The Tucows Email Service will continue to be available as a fully-hosted email service for those looking for a complete end-to-end email solution.

Tucows Email Service customers are able to select between fully-hosted email service, complete with POP3, IMAP, WAP and webmail access and 2GB of mail storage, or they may opt to continue to provide their own email access and storage while using the Tucows Email Service as a gateway that traps unwanted email at the front-door. Providers who choose this filtering-only option will benefit from a significant reduction in the volume of messages reaching existing email infrastructure while providing high-quality email filtering for their users.

“Our approach with the Tucows Email Service is to deliver the tools our customers need to provide simple, reliable and cost-effective email to their users,” said Kim Phelan, Director, Messaging, Tucows. “We recognize that some existing providers of email want to continue to manage their own email infrastructure, but at the same time, might want to offload the increasingly challenging task of managing spam for their users. Providing the Tucows Email Service as an anti-spam filtering solution without the associated storage and inbox access addresses this need.”

The Tucows Email Service Features:

  • Fully hosted accounts include 2GB of storage, and IMAP, POP, WAP and AJAX-enabled webmail access.
  • For customers who choose the filtering-only option, a web-based spam quarantine is available that allows end users to review and manage filtered email.
  • The Tucows Email Service runs on virtual servers. This allows for ease of management in upgrading the environment’s components, and in adding additional capacity.
  • Management of Tucows Email Service is done through the web-based Mail Administration Center (MAC) or via an API.

For more information about the Tucows Email Service, please visit http://services.tucows.com/services/email/

About Tucows

Tucows provides Internet services for hosting companies and ISPs. Through our global network of over 9,000 service providers we provide millions of email boxes and manage over eight million domains. Tucows is an accredited registrar with ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Tucows.com remains one of the most popular software download sites on the Internet. For more information please visit: http://tucowsinc.com.

For further information:
Leona Hobbs
Director, Communications, Tucows
(416) 538-5450
lhobbs@tucows.com

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