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AltaVista Users to Get Free E-Mail

Digital announced today it will provide a free e-mail service to users of its AltaVista Search Service in conjunction with e-mail technology and solutions provider iName.

The service will be integrated into the AltaVista site to offer users e-mail functions, including Web-based e-mail, forwarding, and storage.

Digital said that users will be able to choose either an AltaVista-branded or personalized address, maintain a separate POP-3 message box, and create e-mail accounts for others under one Internet connection.

"iName offers one of the most comprehensive e-mail infrastructures available on the Internet," said Bob Hult, vice president and general manager of Digital's AltaVista Search Service. "Our partnership provides Internet users the best of both worlds, creating a single destination for all of their information and communications needs."