Our success story
From its base in Karlsruhe, Germany, WEB.DE went online in November 1995 as the “German Internet Directory”. About one-and-a-half years later, in March 1997, GMX (Global Message Exchange) was launched in Munich as one of Germany’s first e-mail providers. A year later, WEB.DE also added a free e-mail service to its edited Web directory.
In the years that followed, both companies established e-mail in Germany with strong customer growth and maintained their leading market position in the face of emerging American competition. GMX extended its lead in the German-speaking world and expanded into France, Spain, and the UK. In 2010, the mail.com brand expanded the company’s international offering with a focus on the USA.