Commtouch and MSN Israel Launch Web Based Email in Hebrew

    Commtouch Launches First Implementation of Email Service Agreement With

TEL AVIV, Israel and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/
-- Commtouch (Nasdaq: CTCH), the worldwide leader in integrated email
outsourcing services and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) today released the first
Hebrew version of web based email for MSN Israel customers. 
The email launch for MSN Israel is the first implementation of the
distribution and service agreement announced October 27, 1999 between
Commtouch and Microsoft.  The agreement enables Microsoft to utilize the
Commtouch Custom Mail(TM) service to provide private label web based email
solutions to select MSN affiliates and customers globally. 
"Microsoft is pleased to be working with Commtouch to deliver localized
email for MSN Israel," said Moshe Lichtman, Vice President of MSN
International, Consumer Group. "Commtouch's localized email solution will be a
key part of enabling the everyday Web for users in Israel." 
MSN users in Israel will now have the opportunity to migrate to a Hebrew
email interface. The rapid development and implementation of this service
highlights Commtouch and Microsoft's commitment to serve the International
marketplace and its individual language needs. 
Internet Gold (Nasdaq: IGLD), the leading Internet service provider in
Israel and Microsoft Corporation have established a joint portal company
responsible for launching MSN Israel. 
"This collaboration with MSN Israel and Internet Gold is a milestone for
Commtouch -- one of which we are particularly proud," said Gideon Mantel,
Commtouch CEO.  "Adding new languages is part of our long tradition of
innovation as a global email service provider.  Commtouch looks forward to
integrating all our leading edge technologies and services to enhance MSN
users' experience around the world." 
About Commtouch 
Serving 9.4 million active email boxes and more than 250 key clients
around the world, Commtouch is the worldwide leader in integrated email
outsourcing services. Commtouch email is designed for superior performance and
rapid scalability, offering end user interfaces in eighteen of the world's
major languages. 
With more than nine years of delivering intuitive, award-winning email
software, Commtouch provides its customers a truly comprehensive turn-key
email service, together with options for premium communications services and
direct marketing opportunities. 
Founded in 1991, Commtouch has offices in Silicon Valley, New York City,
London and Tel Aviv.  Additional information may be obtained by visiting: 
NOTE:  Commtouch is a registered trademark of Commtouch Software Ltd.
Terms and product names in this document may be trademarks of others.

SOURCE  Commtouch Software Ltd 
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/CONTACT:  Debbie Kay of Commtouch International, 972-9-8636806, or; or Chris McCarthy of Commtouch USA, 408-845-9903, or 
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CO:  Commtouch Software Ltd.; Microsoft Corp.; Internet Gold
ST:  California, Israel
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