The first popular email system for connecting corporate users across different locations was cc:Mail
in the 1980s.
Although Microsoft is often viewed as having a master plan to lock customers in and lock rivals out, the suite was rumoured to have been prompted in part by Lotus's plans for SmartSuite, a rival collection that was to blend the 1-2-3 spreadsheet with the Ami word processor Freelance Graphics presentations program, Approach database and cc:Mail
The standard suite of applications includes mail support for Lotus cc:Mail
, Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express, and Qualcomm's Eudora.
Your Palm comes with the capability to do this already built in if you are a Microsoft, Eudora, CC:mail
(Lotus) or standard MAPI e-mail user.
You can also get Microsoft importers for Lotus cc:Mail
Archives and Notes Mail at the same site.
The next evolution of electronic messaging came a few years later with the emergence of proprietary closed e-mail solutions, like Microsoft Mail and Lotus cc:mail
. A newer generation of groupware applications, like Lotus Notes and MS Exchange, soon developed, which added functionality and evolved to support Internet standards.
With the procedure, called Express Delivery for Lotus Notes, migrations from either cc:Mail
or older versions of Lotus Notes to the latest version of Lotus Notes is designed to be completed in half the time required by traditional migration methods.
and the Connector Modules for cc:Mail
and Lotus Notes.
Transend Corporation has introduced ConnectorWare 3.2 MAPI Service for cc:Mail
, a service that enables Microsoft's new Outlook 2000 and earlier versions of Outlook to be used with cc:Mail
LAN and Mobile post offices.
This was handled by (1) customizing their existing proprietary e-mail packages (such as All-in-1, Lotus cc:Mail
, and MS Outlook) to provide for embedded metadata in the form of a record status field or label and (2) preserving the electronic versions of such records as presumptively permanent records for transfer in CD-ROM form for eventual accessioning at the National Archives under approved records schedules.
The programme, which has been designed to assist companies migrating from older messaging systems to Lotus' Notes/Domino platform, provides the basic elements of migration for the 14 most widely used platforms, such as Lotus' cc:Mail
, Novell's Groupwise and Microsoft's Mail and Exchange.
AddressGrabber supports more than 30 applications including: ACT!, GoldMine, Maximizer, Outlook, Lotus Organizer, Eudora Pro, financial accounting applications such as QuickBooks, shipping applications such as FedEx and UPS Ship, MS Word, Excel and Dialer, WinFax, WordPerfect, cc:Mail
, vCard, Janna, CardScan, 88 Million/CD USA, MAPI address books, Web browsers Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer, PalmPilot, Windows CE/Outlook, and Seiko Instruments' Smart Label Printers and Smart Business Card Readers.