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USA.NET Awarded Best Free Email Service by CNET and Windows Magazine

--NET@DDRESS Recognized as a Leader Among Free Email Providers--

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 1998-- USA.NET, Inc. (, a leading provider of Web-based email, has received CNET's Editors' Choice award and was named Favorite Free-mail system by Windows Magazine for its NET@DDRESS ( service.

Both reviews cite advanced security and ample storage as key distinguishing features.

In the October 12th edition, CNET reviewed nine top free email services and stated ``NET@DDRESS stands head and shoulders above the rest.'' CNET noted NET@DDRESS' low bandwidth interface, 5MB server allowance, file attachment privileges, multiple signatures, spell checker, custom-created folders to organize messages, automated vacation replies, and a search tool to dig through old messages as superior to the competition.

In the November 1998 issue, Windows Magazine tested a sampling of free email services and concluded ``USA.NET's NET@DDRESS free-mail system offered the best combination of features and ease of use.'' In addition to advanced security and storage features, the magazine ``particularly liked'' the way NET@DDRESS can import/export information from popular personal information managers.

NET@DDRESS has consistently been recognized as the premier Web-based email service. In May 1998, NET@DDRESS was also awarded PC Magazine's Editors' Choice Award.


USA.NET, Inc. ( is an advanced electronic messaging company dedicated to creating the post office of the future. The Company's patent-pending mail engine architecture leverages the advantages of the Web to offer premier email services to consumers and businesses. USA.NET's consumer offerings include its award-winning (PC Magazine Editors' Choice award, May 1998) electronic messaging service--NET@DDRESS (, as well as the underlying architecture for Netscape WebMail ( and AmExMail ( USA.NET also offers a commercial email outsourcing solution, PostOffice.Net (, designed to reduce the costs and demands of managing a business email system. USA.NET is a privately held company and can be reached at 719.265.2930. ###

     USA.NET, Inc.
     Kara Whitney
     Wilson McHenry Co.
     Ildiko Novak
     Wilson McHenry Company
     Chip Dehnert
     650.638.3400 x275


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