Info on addressing between networks

David Kristofferson kristoff at genbank.bio.net
Thu Mar 7 16:04:46 EST 1991

> Is there any source of information on how to send
> messages from Internet or Bitnet to commercial
> networks such as Compuserve, MCI mail, Easylink, etc?

Compuserve has an Internet connection and their host name is simply
compuserve.com.  Users have a particular user number as an address,
e.g, 12345.678, so their complete address would be
12345.678 at compuserve.com.  I am not sure whether or not MCI mail and
others have Internet access.  My understanding is that users are
charged for sending mail out but I am not sure that this is the case
for incoming mail.  I am also aware of length limitations in some
cases which may lead to truncation of longer messages sent to
compuserve addresses.  I have not personally used any of these
services, but have communicated with users on Compuserve.


				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at genbank.bio.net

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