BT is to give everyone in the UK a personal email address as part of the millennium celebrations.
Users will be able to send and receive messages at Internet cafes, libraries, and through their TV screens, but to use the account from a PC, they will still need to subscribe to an Internet service provider and pay Web connection fees.
BT said the running cost of the service will be met by controlled sponsorship and advertising. The service, called Millemail, will be piloted in the spring with services fully available later this year.
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