10 million U.K. kids expected to get free Excite e-mail

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Excite pledged to give 10 million U.K. schoolchildren free Web-based e-mail addresses as part of the government's NetYear initiative to help every British child get Internet access by 1999. Called ExcitePost, the lifelong e-mail accounts use spam-blocking features to protect kids. Excite, which provides the service through its free e-mail provider WhoWhere?, is extending the U.K.'s NetYear challenge to the U.S.

Copyright January 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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