SPAM and Virus Blocker - With over 80% of the e-mail
delivered over the Internet today being SPAM mail containing
solicitations, infomercials, and in some cases, offensive material,
we feel it is imperative that we provide a basic service that blocks
Primary e-mail Account - The individual subscribing for the bright.net Internet Access service will receive his or her own personalized e-mail account with a full username and password. This account allows for 25 Meg of message storage space for the account holder to use at their discretion.
Four additional e-mail accounts - We realize that in each household everyone would like to have their own e-mail address. That is why we allow for the bright.net Internet Access account holder to setup four free e-mail accounts with each having five (5) Meg of storage. This allows Mom, Dad, and the kids to each have their own e-mail address.
bright.net Web Mail - Are you tired of the factory installed e-mail program on your computer locking up? Do you need to access your mail account from multiple locations and frustrated to find out that your Inbox messages have been downloaded to the local machine where you were running a computer based mail program? Well, eliminate the frustrations and use the new bright.net Web Mail service. This service is provided free of charge and it even allows you to check POP mail from other accounts that you may have set-up with free e-mail providers into a single inbox. The best part is all the messages remain on the bright.net mail server until you delete them. So no longer do you have to be concerned that it was there when I looked at home but at work I can no longer get to it. It is an amazing time saver.
BrightSite - BrightSite is a service offered free of charge to bright.net Internet Access subscribers. It will enhance your Internet experience and allow you to customize your own Web portal. No more wasting valuable time browsing from site to site. Now you will have access to everything on one page. You can customize news, local events, bookmarks, view your horoscope and much, much more.
25 Meg Personal Web Space - Do you have information you want to share with the world or just a select group of friends and family? bright.net allows primary account holders to set-up their own personal or family Web page by uploading it to the bright.net server to your own personal domain. bright.net provides classes on Web design to allow you to take advantage of this feature, as well as providing a suite of utilities that will help you in designing and uploading graphical images to your free Web space. These can easily be found on the bright.net hompage (www.bright.net) under Web Tools.
bright.net Instant Messenger - The bright.net Instant Messenger is a new, dynamic Instant Messenger (IM) client that enables users to connect to AOL®, MSN®, IRC, Yahoo!® Messenger, ICQ®, and bright IM, all in a single, simple interface. It is completely FREE with no use-limits, spyware, or ads. A cool and easy way to stay in touch with their entire Internet circle of friends and family, it was created exclusively for bright.net users to stay in contact with the people that matter most. bright.net understands that not everyone feels safe chatting on other providers' Instant Messenger clients, so they took the worry out of it by creating one specifically for their users. The bright IM client accommodates the seasoned IM users, as well as the ones that are instant messaging for the very first time. It's quick, fun, and easy to use.
Blocker - A FREE tool that eliminates annoying ads almost
everywhere on the Web. It includes a very
aggressive pop-up blocker
as well as an enhanced toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer.
A customizable list allows pop-up windows at sites where you want to view them. After installing the software from the bright.net Solution CD or BrightSite 2.0, a brief summary appears in your browser to aid the users in defining the features that are found on the toolbar. Your Internet browser will open with a new tool bar attached to it and the Pop-Up Blocker Utility Bar is automatically activated. Instantly, it will begin eliminating those annoying pop-up windows and restore your Internet browsing to the enjoyable experience it once was.
Technical Support - bright.net provides free technical support with your account. The technical support includes:
You are free to call the Support Center, it is available on a live-answer basis 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year by technicians capable of answering multiple levels of technical support inquisitions. Your help e-mail and tech support chat is also operated 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year.
Content Control - bright.net's Intelligent Content
Control, using X-Stop, disables access to pornography and highly
offensive material. Unlike the software packages that clever
children can outsmart, our filtering system disables access before
the offensive content even reaches your computer!
Global Access billiable by Hour or Flat Rate - Whether
you are an occasional traveler or a frequent flyer, bright.net has a
program that will allow you local access all across the US and in
160 other countries throughout the world. This will enable you to
access the Internet without having to pay for a long-distance call.