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Excite Delivers with InterMail

Electronic messaging firm Software.com, Inc. today announced that Excite, Inc. selected its InterMail application as the portal's new carrier-scale e-mail platform.

According to the agreement, Software.com will become Excite's primary Web-based e-mail provider effective this fall. No financial details were disclosed.

Designed specifically for large-scale user environments, InterMail will be the long-term platform for Excite's future e-mail services, which are targeted at the domestic market, the firms stated. Excite's network of sites reportedly reaches over 20 million unique consumers each month.

Excite said it will create a custom interface for its service, while leveraging InterMail's WebMail Server for optimum scalability, giving it the ability to meet the demands of ever- changing network conditions.

"Enhancing our users' personal experience by offering them easy-to-use, feature-rich messaging is a highly strategic goal for Excite," says Brett Bullington, Executive Vice President, Excite, Inc. "We chose Software.com's InterMail because it enables us to offer our users the unique experience they were craving, while satisfying our strict scalability and performance requirements as we extend messaging capabilities into more aspects of our service."