dave.g4ugm at dave.g4ugm at
Wed Oct 7 11:04:36 CDT 2020

I think there was a gateway associated with one of the free mail severs...
... some of Lotus docs are still here


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> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> On Behalf Of Gavin Scott via
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> Sent: 07 October 2020 16:22
> To: Tomas By <tomas at>; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-
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> 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
> gone.
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 9:04 AM Tomas By via cctalk <cctalk at>
> wrote:
> >
> > 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 and
> >, 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?
> >
> > /Tomas

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