On Wed, 07 Oct 2020 20:55:23 +0200, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
Translation / regurgitation: You're wondering
about the possibility
of connecting a cc:Mail Post Office to the Internet email
(SMTP/POP3/IMAP) ecosystem somehow. Is that correct?
Well, in theory it could possibly be directly between 200LX and
Internet, without any PO, but realistically: yes.
It's been a while now, but one cc:Mail PO version I tried had an SMTP
add-on for sending mail, and also, I believe, POP/IMAP for dial-up,
i.e. acting as a server using those protocols.
What I believe I am looking for is a POP/IMAP client side, to run
on/with the cc:Mail PO, getting mails from Internet to cc:Mail.
I don't know that I've ever seen, or realized,
that there was a
utility that would retrieve email from a provider via POP3 / IMAP and
inject it into cc:Mail. But my ignorance thereof does not preclude
But there were bridges, apparently, so they must have done it?
I'll take a look in my pile of Lotus disks. (I
have an unhealthy
interest in old networking / email / collaboration technologies.)
I think that I have a few different /Lotus/ things that interface with
cc:Mail. I also think that I have some non-Lotus things that will
also interface with cc:Mail; e.g. Microsoft Exchange and / or Novell
GroupWise. I expect that amongst the various plastic coasters that I
have, possibly combined with other utilities, there is a way to get
Internet email into and out of your Unix cc:Mail client.
On Wed, 07 Oct 2020 20:58:32 +0200, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
On 10/7/20 8:45 AM, Tomas By via cctalk wrote:
the cc:Mail PO would need to periodically (ie
constantly) check for
new mail from the provider, and collect it.
/Something/ needs to periodically check for new mail from the
provider. I don't think that it needs to necessarily be the cc:Mail
No, it can be separate.
Something like fetchmail can periodically poll and
So getting the mail from fetchmail into cc:Mail should be possible
with the Lotus dev stuff?
You can probably also configure an SMTP gateway and
use regular mail
routing (possibly via forwarding) to push email into the system.
If by system you mean cc:Mail then I do not really see how this works.