MCI Mail

MCI Mail

(messaging)
The first commercial Internet electronic mail service, launched by MCI in about 1981. Vint Cerf was the chief engineer.

Reading mail was free but you had to pay to send. Users discovered you could communicate for free by sharing an account. One user would save a message as a draft and the other would read it and replace it with his response.
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His early work for the telecom giant was on MCI Mail, the company's trailblazing but proprietary e-mail service.
In addition to the SMS Module, Global Connect Modules include Internet or MCI Mail.
One I met on CompuServe, the other I met through a referral, and we do business via MCI Mail.
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It also allows users to connect to MCI Mail and a wide variety of mail systems on the LAN, including Lotus cc:Mail, Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise, MS Mail and FirstClass.
It turns out that readers of a multi-recipient message--like this newsletter--can use MCI Mail to broadcast a response to everyone on the original distribution list.
Other internal communication channels at MCI include divisional magazines, quarterly reports, an extensive audio library, the MCI mail system and MCI World, a monthly company publication.
As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982-1986, Cerf led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service connected to the Internet.
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In pursuit of this goal, we've decided to float a trial balloon for an electronic edition, to be offered--at least initially--through MCI Mail.