MCI Mail - Service Offering - Electronic Mail

Electronic Mail

The service initially allowed users to send electronic text-based messages to other Mail Mail users. MCI Mail also supported read receipts and charge codes, allowing for cost accounting for email.

Later, the service was expanded so that users could send messages to non-MCI Mail users, including users on other public messaging services, such as AT&T Mail, CompuServe, and SprintMail.

Eventually, a gateway to the Internet was also provided. MCI Mail users were assigned an email address of either their MCI Mail ID (e.g., their user name (e.g., or their formal name (e.g.

Several email software products were developed to facilitate email handling from a PC. These included Lotus Express, Norton Commander's MCI Mail utility, MailRoom from Sierra Solutions, Emma, and MCI's own MCI Mail Express and Express Lite. The email facility in Microsoft Bob also used MCI Mail.

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