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I have a need to send email with attachments to the outside world from a Vax/VMS system
Is thesre a solutions for this
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Do you have pathworks or ability to run from an emulator?

Can you specify your VMS version?
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You'll need a TCPIP stack of some type, which will have a SMTP server as part of it.  SMTP server software will allow you to send and receive e-mail (along with POP3, which is used to retreive e-mail from a SMTP server that is holding mail).
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Yes  I have pathworks
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Yes I have pathworks and VMS version 7.2 I believe
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Actually there are easier solutions.

You have OpenVMS 7.2.  So you have the MIME utility.

You can then go ahead and create mail messages with attachments.

Check out Chapter 7 of the OpenVMS User's Manual.

Or this link:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/731final/6489/6489pro_014.html#mice


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Will this work to send mail to the outside world?
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<<Will this work to send mail to the outside world?>>
  No. The MIME utility is only for formatting MIME based messages.  You still need VMS Mail and a SMTP server to send it out.
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OK I have both VMS Mail and tcpip services. Just got to figure out how to get it to work correctly. do you know of any articles on "how to"
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That is true, you still need to have a transport.

To take a paragraph from the User's Manual:

"The Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (MIME) is the standard used to attach nontext files to mail messages. The MIME utility allows you to compose and read MIME-encoded mail messages. With MIME, nontext files, such as graphics or sound files, are encoded and sent as plain text, although that text may not be readable. The MIME utility decodes MIME files to their original form and allows you to create MIME-encoded files, which can be sent as mail messages using the OpenVMS Mail utility. "

The benefit here is it done entirely on the OpenVMS environment and does not need to have the things on a PC you can do it entirely on the VMS environment in a command procedure for instance.
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<<OK I have both VMS Mail and tcpip services. Just got to figure out how to get it to work correctly. do you know of any articles on "how to">>
  Which TCPIP/IP server stack do you have (who's product?).  In very general terms:
1. Configure the SMTP server service.
2. send mail using VMS mail with an internet style e-mail address <to>@<domain>.com
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Well, "tcpip services" is generally considered the tcpip from HP or DEC or Compaq depending on who you want to "credit" or "blame".

I would go off to the OpenVMS Website (www.hp.com/go/openvms).  You can access the HP documentation from there.  There is 7.3 documentation there which is very close to 7.2 in terms of function...

If you need to confirm your TCPIP version.  If it is HP TCPIP you can generally invoke it with just typing TCPIP at the DCL prompt.  Then you can type SHOW VERSION and it should give you some information about version.  If you are actually running some other TCPIP stack then the process would be different.

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Thanks I will start trying all this next week
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