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VSNL, Mithi tie up for vernacular mail service

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VIDESH Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL) has tied up with the Pune-based Mithi Software Technologies Pvt Ltd for offering regional language Webmail solutions to VSNL users. VSNL Webmail service now offers e-mailing in eleven Indian languages along with English.

Sources said the Webmail services would be offered in eleven regional Indian languages. When a VSNL user logs in to Webmail, the personal computer would be automatically enabled to exchange messages in any Indian language of his/her choice with users of any other mailing system.

The e-mail service works in Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu besides English, making it possible for people to exchange messages in more than one language.

Sources said the service could be accessed from any PC connected to the Internet using a browser.

The Indian language e-mail service eliminates the problems associated with exchanging Tamil mail written in English - for example to write `Ravi' in Tamil the user simply types `ravi' on his regular English keyboard to see the text in the Tamil script as he types.

According to sources, there is a good demand for regional language mail service, particularly among NRIs (non-resident Indians), and a lot of sentiment is attached while sending mails in the mother tongue.

Sources said the Indian news and entertainment portal, Rediff, which has a free e-mail facility and multi-lingual mail services providers like the city-based offer such services.

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