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Launched: Concord, Webmail Version 6.0

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As promised, yesterday we launched webmail version 6.0, codenamed Concord. This version of webmail has more than 50 new features including the following:
- Shared calendars
- Event scheduling
- Multiple task lists
- Drag-and-drop
- Improved spell check
- Improved HTML editor
- Auto-save drafts
- A new menu system
- …and much more.
Email users that log into www.webmail.us should notice the changes already. Resellers and private-label webmail sites are able to upgrade via the control panel for the next 60 days, at which point everyone will be upgraded. In order to upgrade, simply log into your control panel and follow the steps in the System Status section on the main page that you see after you login. And the new webmail user manual is also online if you’d like to read it.
We will be blogging in more detail about some of the new features in the coming days and weeks.

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.webmail.us Pat

    We’re not releasing a list quite yet… but we’ll announce once we release 6.2 to beta, which will be in a few days.  It will not include photo support but that is something we will consider for the future.

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