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How do I send mail to an X400 address ?

In article <1993Aug12.201756.8329@ist.co.uk> cmp@ist.co.uk
(Chris Paine) writes:
>Does anybody know how I can send email to an X400 address ?

There are no general gateways between the Internet and the connected
X.400 world (if you've ever seen the charges made by X.400 ADMDs,
you'll appreciate why I can make that statement with some certainty),
so for communication to be possible you need either a gateway run by
your Internet service provider, or a gateway run by the ADMD of the
person you are trying to contact.

>                                                             At least I
>think its X400, the site info I have is as follows: \c=GB, \admd=gold400,
>\prmd=syncordia.

Yup, that's certainly an X.400 O/R (originator/recipient) address.
Unfortunately, BT (whose ADMD name is Gold 400) do not provide a
gateway to the Internet, and---so far as I know---none of the UK's
commercial Internet providers offer gateways to the connected X.400
world.  So I think you're out of luck.

It is always worth asking your X.400 correspondent to try sending a
message to you.  If it gets through, it should have a replyable
address.

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin | tim@pipex.net  or | Usenet will also be converted to OSI-based
PIPEX Ltd   | tim@unipalm.co.uk | services in the long term - B Plattner et al.

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.net
Subject: Re: How do I send mail to an X400 address ?
Date: 16 Aug 1993 22:20:18 +0100
Organization: Pipex Ltd, Cambridge, UK.
Message-ID: <24otmi$l7h@tank.pipex.net>
References: <1993Aug12.201756.8329@ist.co.uk>

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