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OpenVMS Mail Clients?

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The Question is:

How can I run something like a Microsoft Exchange CLIENT under OpenVMS (just
 like such a client on a PC)? with the Microsoft Exchange server (another
 machine) doing the delivery and receipt? Can TCP/IP (I am running Compaq
 TCP?IP Services for OpenVMS Vers
ion V5.1) be configured to do this?

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS has various standards-compliant mail clients available,
  including the mail client within Mozilla.  These tools allow access
  to a POP3 or IMAP server, for the storage and retrieval of mail.
  Like Microsoft Outlook Express, these can access remote servers
  on various platforms, including the standards-compliant POP3 and
  IMAP servers available for and running on OpenVMS.
  The OpenVMS Wizard is unaware of a port of Ximian Evolution package
  and its extra-cost Exchange Connector or other such direct connection
  into Microsoft Exchange -- that said, Microsoft Exchance Servers can
  apparently be configured to provide POP3 and IMAP services.  Please
  contact a Microsoft Wizard for information on Microsoft products and
  options.  (If your Exchange Server can be accessed by Microsoft Outlook
  Express, you can likely use one of the OpenVMS mail clients.)
  Your OpenVMS Alpha and TCP/IP Services versions will both want to be
  upgraded to more current releases (and ECOs), particularly for best
  Mozilla and Java support and operations.

answer written or last revised on ( 28-MAY-2003 )

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