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Beta Launch: Webmail 6.3 Featuring Text Message Reminders

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We just released Webmail 6.3 into beta. Webmail 6.3 has several speed and performance enhancements (we focus on speed and performance in every release now) and many new features. Features include:
1. Calendar Reminders
- Improved reminder alert that now includes dismiss and snooze
- Missed reminder alerts will appear the next time you login to webmail
- Reminder alerts can now be sent via text message (SMS)
- Reminder alerts can now be sent to an alternate email address
2. Draft Improvements
- Forwarding a draft no longer deletes the draft
3. Spell Check
- Now includes a personal dictionary that you can add words to
- Now shows the number of misspelled words
- Now checks spelling for all of the languages we support
4. Contacts
- Added option for how to display name (”first last” or “last, first”)
- Double clicking a row now opens the edit contact form
5. Message List
- You can now use arrow keys to move up and down the message list
My two favorite new features are text message reminders and the ability to add words to my spell check dictionary. I think I’ll blog in more detail soon about text message reminders.
We plan to release Webmail 6.3 to all customers next week.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded Webmail.us, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired Webmail.us and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.


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  • http://www.rackspace.com/apps Cameron Nouri

    Great suggestion!  We recently added right-click functionality to the webmail interface for Rackspace Email and are always looking at ways to improve productivity.  I’ll make sure our product team investigates this.  Also you can always provide your ideas directly to our team through Idea Central (http://www.rackspace.com/email_hosting/ideas).

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