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Employment Agreement - ZixIt Corp. and Jeffrey P. Papows

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                                October 18, 2000



Mr. Jeffrey P. Papows
Maptuit Corporation
35 Corporate Drive, 4th Floor
Burlington, Massachusetts  01803

Dear Jeff:

         This letter memorializes the agreement you and ZixIt Corporation
("ZixIt" or the "Company") have reached regarding the additional ZixIt
responsibilities you are assuming.

         o        You have agreed to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors
                  of ZixIt Corporation. In addition to the normal Chairman's
                  duties, you will have direct responsibility for the sales and
                  marketing management of the Company's products and services.
                  The Company's sales and marketing personnel will report to

         o        The Company will pay to you $12,500 per month cash
                  compensation. Additionally, the Company will pay your travel
                  and other business related expenses that we have discussed.

         o        The Company will issue to you non-qualified options to acquire
                  175,000 shares of ZixIt common stock at an exercise price of
                  $19.75 per share. The option grant will vest pro-rata and
                  annually over two years, and the vesting of the options will
                  accelerate upon a "change in control" of the Company. The
                  options will have a five year term. The terms and conditions
                  of the option grant will be set forth in an option agreement,
                  which will be reviewed and approved by the Company's Board of
                  Directors or its designee.

         o        Your responsibility for the sales and marketing management of
                  the Company's products and services may be terminated by
                  either you or the Company upon written notice with or without
                  "cause." However, if the Company terminates without "cause,"
                  then the vesting of your options will automatically

         If this letter sets forth your understanding of our agreement, please
so indicate by signing below and returning a copy of this letter to us for our

                                  Very truly yours,

                                  /s/ DAVID P. COOK

                                  David P. Cook
                                  Chairman & CEO


/s/ Jeffrey P. Papows
Jeffrey P. Papows

Date:  10/19/00