In article <335BB755.4B88@sonic.net>, Ray Dillinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Lisp machines may have had fabulous email systems, but how much good
> does that do if the rest of the company is running on *another* email
> system? You want to buy lisp machines for every secretary and marketing
> rep, just so they can all use the same email system?
Symbolics email system was compatible with every email system on the
arpanet, from unix boxes, to vms boxes, to dec-20 boxes, to pc's. If Apollo
couldn't handle internet mail, then that was Apollo's problem, not the Lisp
There were _some_ forms of mailer gateways, and in the later years, Symbolics
may very well have supported those, as well.
Oh by the way, I understand that all of the email sent to the White House
is being handled by a Lisp mail system that may very well be still running
on a Lisp Machine. This project was being run out of MIT a year or two