11/21/02 — Atlantic.Net Launches SpamScope to Help Customers Eliminate Junk E-mail


GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2002) - Atlantic.Net (http://www.atlantic.net), one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and Florida’s largest privately held Internet service provider, today announced the launch of SpamScope, a powerful tool that filters out unwanted messages such as advertisements, hoaxes and pornography. The new feature is available exclusively to Atlantic.Net subscribers at no additional charge. Members can activate SpamScope or learn more about the tool by visiting http://www.spamscope.com.

“SpamScope is a spammer’s worst nightmare,” said Marty Puranik, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net. “Now, Atlantic.Net members don’t have to waste time looking through junk e-mails to find the messages they really want to read. Plus, parents will appreciate that SpamScope filters out content that may be offensive or inappropriate for children.”

Unlike spam-fighting tools offered by other national Internet service providers, Atlantic.Net’s SpamScope empowers subscribers to customize the way the tool works for them. Using a simple Web-based interface, Atlantic.Net members can login and access SpamScope’s many features:
• Users can choose from a range of 20 different levels of protection to adjust SpamScope’s filtering strength to meet their needs.
• Atlantic.Net members decide what happens to spam. They can send it to their inbox, route it to a separate folder to view later or destroy it forever.
• SpamScope users can opt to receive a “Possible Spam” warning in the subject line of a junk e-mail.
• When used along with Atlantic.Net Webmail, SpamScope helps members block computer viruses from unknown contacts.
• With SpamScope, Atlantic.Net subscribers can blacklist spammers or ensure that messages from friends and family always get through.

Atlantic.Net dial-up Internet service is available in more than 1,100 cities across the nation and in Canada. Atlantic.Net’s “Unlimited” account is just $19.95 per month and features 24/7 toll-free technical support, 10 e-mail accounts, personal Web space, a monthly newsletter and a portal. For more information or to sign up for an account, call 1-800-422-2936 or visit www.atlantic.net.

About Atlantic.Net
Launched in 1994 by two University of Florida students, Atlantic.Net is an Internet service provider offering high-speed Internet access, Web site solutions, telecommunications and dial-up. Atlantic.Net business services feature a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee, 24/7 network monitoring and connection to an optimized Cisco Powered Network — a designation reserved for the world's top 1 percent of ISPs. This year Atlantic.Net was named to the Inc 500 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies for the third consecutive year. During the past eight years Atlantic.Net has acquired 13 Internet companies, has doubled or tripled revenues annually and has remained profitable every year since inception. Atlantic.Net is headquartered in Gainesville and has offices in Orlando and Tampa.

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For more information about this release, contact Teresa Beard at tbeard@atlantic.net or (352) 375-2912.

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