OK, one more question about sending email TO an old VAX

Guy Dawson guy at cuillin.org.uk
Tue Feb 23 14:15:34 CST 2016

A quick surf and I see that MultiNet is a TCP/IP and associated utilities
stack for VAX/VMS.

So, I assume your VAX has TCP/IP connectivity to a bigger network  (
vintagecomputer.net) and you can ping to and from the VAX.

Is an SMTP server running on the VAX? If so, from the bigger network can
you telnet to port 25 of the VAX? You should be talking to the SMTP server
and then basically, yes, you can email
system at microvax3100.vintagecomputer.net.

The SMTP server might need some configuration to map SMTP email addresses
to VAX user accounts.

On 23 February 2016 at 18:46, william degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Assuming I want to send an email message to an older VAX server (Process
> Software MultiNet V4.1 Rev A, MicroVAX 3100, VAX/VMS V5.5-2 ) that requires
> one to format their OUTBOUND emails like this:
> To: SMTP%"bill at myemail.net"
> How does one send mail INBOUND to this kind of VAX mail from a modern email
> like gmail?  Is it possible to format the header somehow to get the message
> through?  You can't simply send a message to
> system at microvax3100.vintagecomputer.net
> how would I format the email address?  I could write a PHP program to
> format the header "wrong" for normal purposes but "right" for the VAX
> inbound I suppose.  Any tips that don't involve creating a gateway nor
> changing the target VAX itself?
> Thanks
> b
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