Cross-Platform Mail Solutions

Cross-Platform Mail Solutions

Post by Horace Bows » Fri, 18 Dec 1992 02:32:19


I've never know email could be such a big issue/problem in my freaking
life!  I know a few months ago there was a thread on which cross-platform
mail solutions are recommended.  At the time I had no use for such information.
Now I do.

We are looking for a cross-platform mail solution that works well in Unix,
Mac and PC worlds.  We would like to administer and serve the mail functions
from a Unix host with the PCs, Macs and other Unix boxes acting as clients.
Besides the usual features, we need a built-in network calendar tool,
remote (dial-in) access, single Unix server to multiple platforms, ability
to send binary files (byte-for-byte), maintenance utilities that run on Unix
host, etc., etc., etc.

We looked briefly at cc:Mail and found it not to be a viable alternative
for a variety of reasons.  I just got off the phone with the WordPerfect
people talking about their WordPerfect Office product and was not overwhelmed.

Anybody got any ideas.  Oh yeah, the most important thing is that the
system MUST run over TCP/IP on all platforms.  No localtalk stuff for Macs,



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