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.

MCI Mail

An email system from MCI that was introduced in 1983. In 1989, MCI Mail was added to the National Science Foundation network, which made MCI the first company to connect email to the Internet. Although it ended in 1994, MCI Mail influenced subsequent email offerings from Yahoo, Google and Microsoft. See MCI and NSFnet.
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MCI Mail 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.
His early work for the telecom giant was on MCI Mail, the company's trailblazing but proprietary e-mail service.
MCI Mail is a good, inexpensive option if you need to send only occasional e-mail messages.
The Information Store enables clients to order materials via phone, Fax, mail, voicemail and electronically, which includes the Internet, CompuServe, MCI Mail, among others.
A Windows program, E-Mail Connection from Adonis, works over cellular and handles e-mail through CompuServe and MCI Mail.
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.
One I met on CompuServe, the other I met through a referral, and we do business via MCI Mail.
POSTSCRIPT: A reminder: We distribute an MCI Mail edition of Soft .
He presents individual descriptions of four services: DIALMAIL (the email system of Dialog), CompuServe, Delphi, and MCI Mail.
Although there are various ways to set up global electronic mail, users generally hire a third-party service bureau, such as Compuserve or MCI Mail, to provide a centralized vehicle and local telephone numbers that your members may dial.
One-keystroke access to the most popular online services, including AT&T EasyLink, MCI Mail, CompuServe, Dow Jones News/Retrieval, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and others of your choice.
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.