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Wed Oct 7 13:55:23 CDT 2020
On 10/7/20 8:03 AM, Tomas By via cctalk wrote:
> 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.
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?
> Various versions of cc:Mail are available from archive.org and
> vetusware.com, 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.
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 it's existence.
I have seen such utilities that re-inject email into a local SMTP based
solution. "fetchmail" is one such example. I also believe that some
versions of Microsoft Exchange have this capability built in.
> 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?
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.
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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