SOURCE: Habeas

January 22, 2007 09:00 ET

Habeas Announces Inaugural Habeas Sender Award Winners

Ohio Distinctive Software, Eagle Publishing and Superior Group Recognized for Their Positive Email Reputation, Best Practices Implementation and Improved Deliverability

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- Habeas, Inc. (www.habeas.com), the company that certifies the reputations of legitimate email senders, today announced the winners of its inaugural Habeas Sender Awards. Determined by a distinguished panel of Habeas executives, board members and partners, the awards recognize commercial email senders for their consummate efforts in establishing email trust with recipients, improving email deliverability and performance, supporting email best practices, and leveraging Habeas solutions as part of a successful email strategy.

Ohio Distinctive Software, a software development and marketing company, receives Habeas' top customer award -- the Golden INBOX Award -- exemplifying the best overall use of email best practices to achieve a positive email reputation and improve deliverability. The company's ability to create and maintain positive relationships with ISPs, to substantially increase delivery rates, and to implement Habeas' Sender Solutions have helped it to become an exemplary email sender.

"We are extremely honored to receive Habeas' highest award recognizing our efforts in developing the best email apparatus possible," said Tim Clark, Vice President of Ohio Distinctive Software. "Email delivery requires strong partnerships to maintain positive relationships with ISPs and improve email delivery to customers. We are pleased that our work with Habeas has resulted in a very high standard of excellence in getting email to our customers."

The Silver Sender Award, highlighting the organization that has improved its email reputation by implementing email best practices over the last 3-6 months, was presented to Eagle Publishing. One of America's leaders in the public-policy and financial newsletter publishing arenas, Eagle Publishing improved its visibility in email delivery and domain/IP reputation, thus achieving a staggering inbox delivery rate of 99% in 2006.

"To be recognized for our hard work in optimizing email delivery is very gratifying," said Greg Williams, E-Business Director at Eagle Publishing. "The Silver Sender Award underscores our continued commitment to maintaining stellar email delivery by embracing best practices standards and partnering with industry leaders like Habeas."

Superior Group, a leader in international property development, was the recipient of the Bronze Best Practices Award. This award recognized Superior for overcoming significant email barriers to achieve a positive email reputation. Throughout 2006, the company exhibited a strong desire and commitment to improving its overall best practices and increasing email delivery to customers. And with email activity accounting for $30 million in home sales in recent months, Superior will continue reinforcing brand awareness with Habeas' deliverability solutions.

"We are delighted to be chosen for this Habeas Best Practices Award," said Mike Gerrish VP of Marketing & IT for the Superior Group LLC. "We are deeply committed to solidifying our best practices methods and raising our visibility with ISPs. We look forward to working with Habeas to continue our goal of communicating with large numbers of people the right way."

"The success of Habeas is linked to the success of our customers, and we are extremely proud to acknowledge those companies who are exceeding their goals through formidable email trust solutions," said Des Cahill, CEO of Habeas. "These customer award winners -- chosen from a group of finalists from around the country -- exemplify vision, spirit and leadership, and each found a unique way to work with Habeas to improve their email best practices and deliverability."

About Habeas, Inc.

Habeas is an email trust authority that re-establishes email as a reliable business communications medium. Habeas enables commercial email senders to certify their communications as legitimate, and helps ISPs and message security vendors make better, more efficient decisions about how to sort inbound mail. By aggregating, analyzing, and categorizing the reputation of millions of email senders around the globe, Habeas is making sure legitimate email gets delivered. Habeas Solutions for senders include best practices certification, Internet whitelisting, and email monitoring services that improve delivery to over a quarter of a million email servers at major Fortune 1000 companies and leading ISPs. Habeas Solutions for receivers include SenderIndex, the industry's leading email reputation database that helps reduce inbound email handling costs and ensures end users receive the email they need.

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