E-mail to US Forest Service

Jeffrey S. Curtis jsc52962 at uxa.cso.uiuc.edu
Tue Jan 28 12:22:36 EST 1992


In article <1992Jan27.145942.12439 at ux1.cso.uiuc.edu> dweber at ncsa.uiuc.edu writes:
}I am trying to reach via e-mail a former co-worker who now works for the
}U.S. Forest Service.  Unfortunately, I have only heard about a mysterious
}Internet connection to the Forest Service called "x400" somewhere in 
}Washington D.C., and have no information as to how it might be used to 
}communicate.  According to my friend, her Forest Service internal mailing
}address is of the form:
} [Snip]

x400 is another mail protocol standard ("That's the great thing about
standards, you have so many from which to choose!") which, if I recall
correctly, is layered on top of TCP/IP connections ("Internet").  In
other words, you *can* send mail to/from x400-equipped sites from any
old Internet site; the only problem is finding a gateway that will let
you do it (example - if you want to send mail to a bitnet site from
uxa, you merely type "mail jqpublic at anysite.bitnet").  As for finding
one - well, that's your problem, unfortunately.

Jeff
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