KidMail was originally created
by a Seattle-area company known as ConnectSoft. This company was a well-established
e-mail software publisher catering to the communication needs of businesses
and individual PC users.
Looking back, KidMail was quite a visionary product - way too early for its own good! It's almost hard to imagine, but the Internet was not yet in widespread use (it was referred to as the "information superhighway" back then). Netscape had not yet popularized the web. SPAM was a word that few people knew as anything other than a popular lunch meat!
Version 1.0 of KidMail was designed to work with MCI-Mail, CompuServe, and the Prodigy online service. Later versions added support for a fledgling online service called AOL, and yes, the Information Superhighway too . Retail sales just barely reached $1 million by the time version 3.0 was launched in 1995, sporting improved graphics, improved spam filtering, and additional messaging themes.
In 1996 ConnectSoft was sold to a publicly traded holding company. Several months later, the new ownership shifted focus primarily to corporate markets. As a result, KidMail fell out of the spotlight for some time, despite the rapidly expanding consumer and family use of e-mail.
In 1998 the product and trademarks were re-acquired by
the original founder of ConnectSoft to better support the customer base
In 2002, the management team
of Trustworthy Communication LLC (comprised largely of former Microsoft
and ConnectSoft managers, most of whom are parents of young children)
decided to focus attention on KidMail.
In the summer of 2003 we began testing version 4.0 of KidMail and the KidMail.net service. We are pleased to see KidMail once again enjoying rapid growth and publicity.
We'd like to hear about your family's experience with our product and services. We'd love to hear your ideas for further improvement!
We also welcome contact by potential partners, distributors, and investors.
‘KidMail’, the KidMail logo, the KidMail character, and ‘The Safe E-Mail Service’ are trademarks of Trustworthy Communication, LLC.
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