>We have a need to send mail from a UNIX workstation to a CC:mail
>network. The mail must be sent from a command line since a software program
>willdo the mailing of desginated documents.
>Does anyone had experience in doing this. We need to do this
>as soon as possible. Maybe you could share some ideas with us.
The overall response is that we would need a Gateway that
will convert messages from a Unix (SMTP) System to a CC:Mail enviornment.
The Gateway must reside on a dedicated pc.
Bill Maggio (firstname.lastname@example.org) mentions a product called "Link to SMTP".
which is priced at $3,495.
It appears as though there are a number of vendors that carries
these gateways. International Messaging Associates and Lotus were
two recommended vendors in the responses. Lotus was the least favorite.
No specific reason given.
Eric Wampner (email@example.com) mentions that
Lotus does sell a GUI version of ccmail for
Solaris but I'm not sure what this interface did, I'm assuming he was
refering to client software to interface with cc:mail.
Pamela Pledger pamela@Legato.COM gives a detailed setup which I thought
everyone would be interested in:
Minumally, This is what you need:
You need your server and your cc:mail to communicate in
the same language.
That will most likely be smtp, or "Simple Mail Transfer
Protocol" ( which it is and it comes with _most_ unix
systems. < Not exactly on sco>)
To get CC:mail to communicate in SMTP you need to get
yet another CC:Mail server and load it with CC:Mail's
smtp software. It will take some setup but it will
work, This will also provide you cc:mail users with
a internet gateway.
If you were to call this machine "theorientexpress", then
it would be theorientexpress.foo.com maybe. Then your
unix software could /bin/mail firstname.lastname@example.org < stuff.
Or you could have an alias in your nis maps or in /etc/alias
on your workstation :
Then the unix script could send email via :
/bin/mail sotoe < stuff.
On the CC:Mail smtp gateway, there would have to be
an address for someone in the smtp.adr file.
The workstation would have the be the mailhost for the
CC:mail smtp gateway "theorientexpress". The entry
for "unixworkstation" would have to be configured in.
One alternative is to point the CC:Mail smtp gateway,
theorientexpress, at the REAL unix mailhost, and send
the mail from the workstation to the alias at the
real unix mailhost.
It would look something like this :
(outside world) ---<network stuff>---- [unix workstation] -------------|
<joins two nets>
CC:Mail Postoffice ----<network stuff>---- CC:Mail smtp gateway--------|
^^^^ new box and software
THANKS ALOT TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONED. YOUR COMMENTS WERE A GREAT HELP!!
Celeste Stokely email@example.com
Pamela Pledger pamela@Legato.COM
Bill Maggio firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Wampner email@example.com
John Ciesla Voice (w/mail): 609-520-5105
Dow Jones & Co., Inc. Fax: 609-520-5089
P.O. Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
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