Mac-specialist ISP MacUnlimited has begun beta testing its free Web-based MacMail service.

The service lets Macs send and receive emails and attachments securely over the Internet using a Web browser.

Mail is hosted on multiple server arrays with full back up and redundancy. These servers are hosted in a purpose-built data centre.

Farhad Alaaldin, executive director of MacUnlimited, said: “We've been working very hard to bring you MacMail.”

Customized He explained: “Unlike most other Web-mail services, we didn't just use an off-the-shelf Web-mail package. We hired in some of the leading, specialist-programming talent to develop exactly what we wanted. We believe MacMail offers an unmatched combination of features and functions you just won't find anywhere else – and it's all designed from the ground up to be Mac compatible.”

The solution offers a range of features, including password-protected mailboxes, flexible settings and message management, and support for Internet filters. Such filters can direct email to other addresses, or protect against spam. Messages are searchable, and there's an Address Book, too. More features are being developed.