I think there was a gateway associated with one of the free mail severs...
... some of Lotus docs are still here
From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Gavin Scott via
Sent: 07 October 2020 16:22
To: Tomas By <tomas at basun.net>; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-
Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Subject: Re: cc:Mail
These may all be dead short-circuited neurons, but IIRC there was a cc:Mail
Gateway or Internet Gateway special product you needed to buy that would
run on a dedicated PC box (under DOS?) and would talk in turn to your
cc:Mail post office server and the 'net to exchange email messages in and
out. It had the semi-annoying habit of retaining plaintext copies of all
incoming or outgoing messages (one or the other, I forget which). There was
also some non-trivial configuration setup required on both the Gateway and
cc:Mail servers to explain all this to cc:Mail. I think there was some sort of
route name or gateway name specified with email addresses, possibly with a
comma after the internet address, but like I said those brain cells are almost
On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 9:04 AM Tomas By via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> And one more thing,
> Am wondering about the possibility of setting up an interface between
> modern Unix email and the embedded client for cc:Mail on the HP 200LX.
> Various versions of cc:Mail are available from archive.org
, but the missing link seems to be the "client" type
> connection from the cc:Mail post office to the internet, i.e. for the
> PO machine to connect periodically and collect mail, rather than just
> acting as a server.
> Have not been able to find much technical information about cc:Mail. I
> did see a Lotus development kit for sale somwhere but seems to have
> lost the link.
> Does anybody here know anything about this? Are there any books or
> technical documents on cc:Mail available anywhere?