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September 14, 2005 08:00 ET

Alberta College of Art & Design Utilizes Electric Mail for Email Services; Corporate-Grade Hosted Email Boosts Campus Communication and Collaboration

BURNABY, British Columbia--(CCNMatthews - Sep 14, 2005) -

Electric Mail (NASDAQ:JCOM), a provider of managed secure email services to businesses, today announced that Calgary-based Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) has selected Electric Mail Hosted Email, a robust solution that enables full and secure administrative control over email account creation, configuration and management. Hosted Email will enable more than 1,500 users consisting of students, staff and faculty, to communicate via email securely and reliably.

"As one of Canada's most established colleges for fine art, design and new media education, ACAD understands the importance of maintaining first-class communications infrastructures," said Stephen Lamb, IT Director at Alberta College of Arts & Design. "Email is a primary means of communication and contributes to the productivity of students and professors alike. After careful consideration, we selected Electric Mail for the company's ability to deliver a wealth of features, such as shared contacts and calendars -- which went well beyond the baseline service we were previously using."

Hosted Email provides educational organizations with full administrative control over email policies, users, disclaimers, aliases, distribution lists, forwarding rules and more in a custom-branded feature-rich Webmail interface. This service enables students, staff and faculty to synchronize contacts and calendars between Outlook and Webmail. PerimeterProtect, a complementary addition to Hosted Email, safeguards users from unwanted, often obscene and productivity-robbing messages, while protecting customer email servers against denial-of-service and directory-harvest attacks. This unique offering combines six filtering layers designed to identify 99% of SPAM with less than 0.01% false positives.

"Due to the nature of higher education, colleges and universities experience dramatic shifts in users as new students are added, other students graduate and so on," said Ian McDonald, General Manager and VP Sales of Electric Mail. "We've noticed a growing trend among academia using hosted email services and are pleased to offer these institutions a solution that takes the complexity out of administering email and addresses the unique needs of ever-changing student populations. With Electric Mail's Messaging Maestro administration interface, comprehensive email services can be up and running on campus in less than 48 hours."

About Hosted Email

Hosted Email, an enterprise-grade email service, managed by comprehensive fully featured hosting facilities, offers simple setup, unlimited scalability, generous storage and 99.99% uptime. The offering includes Messaging Maestro, a powerful, feature-rich web-based email management interface that enables complete customization and centralization of messaging services. With ease-of-use in mind, Hosted Email is flexible enough to offer secure access to any combination of the following: POP3, Webmail or IMAP. In addition, Hosted Email allows organizations to easily and affordably leverage the advanced messaging and collaboration capabilities of Microsoft Exchange 2003.

About Alberta College of Art & Design

The Alberta College of Art & Design, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a public board-governed college operating under the Post-Secondary Learning Act. As the only post-secondary institution in the prairie provinces devoted exclusively to advanced education, practice, and research in visual culture, design, and associated and emergent fields, the Alberta College of Art & Design offers four-year undergraduate degrees and diplomas and graduate degrees, preparing learners for careers in visual culture and design. The College is a center of excellence in education and research in fine arts, crafts, design, media arts & digital technologies and related liberal studies and supports life-long learning through its credit and non-credit continuing education programming.

About The Electric Mail Company

Electric Mail is a wholly owned subsidiary of j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM), developer of eFax solutions. Electric Mail develops and delivers customized, hosted and secure email solutions with seamless integration into a customer's existing systems. Serving corporations, partners and resellers since 1994, Electric Mail's comprehensive solutions provide cost savings, enhanced features, greater functionality and increased flexibility over competing email offerings without compromising security or administrative control. For more information, visit www.electricmail.com.

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