Mail.com touts its virus protection

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A day after a computer virus hit computers nationwide, Mail.com is running a print ad May 5 in USA Today with the words "I LOVE YOU'' in large white letters on a black background. The ad, from Della Femina/Jeary & Partners, New York, refers to a computer virus that was delivered May 4 to computers via e-mail messages titled "ILOVEYOU.'' The ad includes the following copy: "Yesterday these three innocent words brought the Internet world to its knees. Except for those 1,500 corporations protected by MailZone from Mail.com. By 9:07 a.m. MailZone erected a firewall that repulsed a virus that was coming at the rate of once every 20 seconds. This made Mail.com the first to be protected from this devious virus. MailZone automatically detects incoming and outgoing Internet e-mail messages for over 40,300 known viruses. MailZone stops viruses before they land on your network. MailZone is only available from Mail.com, the BtoB experts.''

Copyright May 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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