The market stabilized around the Hayes-compatible standard, and pretty soon, if you wanted to check CompuServe or MCI Mail
or remotely log in to your company network, you needed a Hayes-compatible modem.
and CompuServe teamed up in 1989 to provide the first commercial electronic mail connection to the Internet through the Corporation for the National Research Initiative (CNRI) and Ohio State University.
Before, we were routing external e-mail through MCI mail
, where you pay for each outbound message.
Another choice is MCI Mail
, (800) 456-MAIL, a nationwide e-mail-only service that will give an Internet address and an 800 number to dial.
Perhaps even more impressive is the department's specialized use of the company's much-lauded MCI Mail
. "If someone has to move, there is a 'move' script they can fill out.
Finally, commercial services, such as CompuServ, Prodigy, GEnie, Dow Jones with MCI Mail
, and America Online, in addition to their own services, offer gateways to electronic mail exchange with Internet users and may also provide other Internet options to subscribers.
A Windows program, E-Mail Connection from Adonis, works over cellular and handles e-mail through CompuServe and MCI Mail
. Click on one button with your mouse and E-Mail Connection automatically dials both services, sends and receives all messages, then automatically disconnects.
The Information Store enables clients to order materials via phone, Fax, mail, voicemail and electronically, which includes the Internet, CompuServe, MCI Mail
, among others.
One I met on CompuServe, the other I met through a referral, and we do business via MCI Mail
." But, he points out, "I do have their hard copy checks!" Signed, of course.
One commonly uses asynchronous modems to connect to online database or electronic mail services such as CompuServe, MCI Mail
, DIALOG, Dow Jones News/ Retrieval, etc.
* POSTSCRIPT: A reminder: We distribute an MCI Mail
edition of Soft .
It is relatively easy and inexpensive to gain indirect access to Internet's E-mail services such as Compuserve, America On-Line and MCI Mail
. For direct connection to Internet, you can choose from a variety of national, regional and local service suppliers.