Press Release

Mail.com Builds Large-Scale EMC Enterprise Storage Network to Manage Rapid Growth

E- mail Leader Moves Information Infrastructure to EMC Enterprise Storage Network for Increased Information Control and Availability

Hopkinton,, Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - 

EMC Corporation, the world's leading provider of enterprise storage systems, software and services, today announced that Mail.com, Inc., (Nasdaq: MAIL) a leading Internet messaging provider, is building a large-scale, cutting-edge EMC Enterprise Storage Network (ESN) that will enable it to manage its rapid growth, provide streamlined management of expanding information assets, and deliver exceptional Web site availability and performance.

Charles Walden, Mail.com's Executive Vice President, Technology said, "Our customer base has rocketed from one million to over seven million in the last 12 months. Our EMC Enterprise Storage Network will help us maintain our high quality service by insuring we remain operational during this exceptional growth. With EMC Enterprise Storage Network as our core infrastructure, Mail.com can scale easily and cost-efficiently support large increases in online storage requirements."

Mail.com has purchased 27 terabytes of EMC Symmetrix Enterprise Storage ? the equivalent of nearly seven billion electronic mail messages ?, EMC Connectrix Enterprise Storage Network systems, and EMC Celerra File Servers. Mail.com also is implementing a suite of EMC software, including Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF), EMC TimeFinder, EMC PowerPath, EMC Connectrix Manager, EMC Volume Logix, and Symmetrix Manager.

"EMC is operating on an entirely new level by providing real, open solutions that transform our vision of unsurpassed flexibility and growth into a reality," continued Walden. "The truly centralized information management significantly reduces the complexity and costs of managing our growing infrastructure. EMC's storage management software tools let us move storage to those applications that need it the most today and change it around tomorrow if necessary."

EMC's Enterprise Storage Network Professional Services consultants are helping Mail.com move quickly and cost-efficiently through the phases of designing and building the ESN. The ESN is comprised of Symmetrix Enterprise Storage systems attached via EMC Fibre Channel connections to EMC Connectrix switches, EMC Celerra File servers, and Sun Solaris servers.

As part of its commitment to availability, Mail.com will use EMC's SRDF software to provide real-time mirroring of production data between Symmetrix systems installed at its primary data center and a backup disaster recovery center. The Symmetrix and Celerra systems offer built-in availability features, further enhancing protection of Mail.com's information.

In addition, Mail.com will use EMC TimeFinder software to create point-in-time copies of production data while systems are online, thereby shrinking backup windows and creating more time to handle online operations. EMC PowerPath software also will improve information availability and overall server performance by transparently balancing information loads across all available server paths connecting Mail.com's EMC Symmetrix systems with servers.

Bob Dutkowsky, EMC's Executive Vice President of Markets and Channels commented, "The highly publicized outages of leading Web sites is testament to the pressing requirement for Internet firms to not overlook building a super-reliant and flexible infrastructure for their vital and growing information assets. Mail.com is proactively forging ahead with a cutting-edge EMC Enterprise Storage Network that will enable it to simultaneously scale to support new customers and ensure high levels of service."

About Mail.com and EMC

Mail.com, Inc. (http://corp.mail.com) is a leading Internet Messaging Company serving all four market segments that provide e-mail services: direct to consumers, Web sites, ISPs and corporations. Mail.com serves the consumer market through the Mail.com flagship site, www.mail.com, and over 40 high traffic partner Web sites such as NBC, Time Warner, CBS SportsLine, CNET, Standard & Poor's and Snap.com. The Company's ISP and corporate partners include AT&T, EarthLink, GTE and Prodigy.

EMC Corporation, a Fortune 500 company based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is the world's technology and market leader in the rapidly growing market for intelligent enterprise storage systems, software and services. The company's products store, retrieve, manage, protect and share information from all major computing environments, including UNIX, Windows NT and mainframe platforms. The company has offices worldwide, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EMC, and is a component of the S&P Index. For further information about EMC and its storage solutions, EMC's corporate web site can be accessed at http://www.EMC.com.

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