Marking a revolutionary transformation in email communication, a company has launched the world’s first free “linguistic email service” in eight Indian languages, under the name ‘DataMail’, an official said here on Tuesday.
The ‘DataMail’ will also make available email addresses in Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi.
The company is also launching email addresses in three international languages, including Arabic, Russian and Chinese, besides English, said Ajay Data, founder and CEO of Data XGen Technologies Pvt Ltd.
“The linguistic email service will allow people from across the country to communicate in eight regional languages and in English language to provide ease of connect and bridge the digital divide among Indians,” Ajay Data told the media at the launch.
He described the initiative as “reaching the sizeable population which lies outside the ambit of the digital connect” and transforming digitisation to the non-English speaking Indian population under ‘Make In India’ and ‘Digital India’ mission.
Gradually, the email service will be available in 22 Indian languages which can be downloaded on any Android or IOS mobile devices under the name ‘DATAMAIL’, he added.
Citing an IAMAI report, Data said 89 per cent of Indian population is a non-English speaking segment and Indian languages account for less than 0.1 per cent content on the worldwide web.
“They are unable to read and communicate via email as the language utilised to communicate (in email) is English on the worldwide web. This linguistic email service will enable people across India to communicate in eight regional languages, providing ease of connect and bridging the digital divide,” Data explained.
As per the global Internet report, India ranks 139th in Internet penetration, but stands as one of the countries having largest language diversity in the world.