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Is America Online Connected to the Internet or Not?

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Charlie Mingo

May 5, 1992, 4:01:07 AM5/5/92

To put an end to the earlier discussion, I have determined how to
send internet mail both to and from America Online.

From AOL to Internet, address mail to:

[Note that there are two '@' signs in that address.]

From Internet to AOL, address mail to:

Any questions about this gateway should be addressed to:

There is no charge levied for mail passing in either direction, other
than regular connect charges.

May 5, 1992, 4:42:06 PM5/5/92
I have read many postings about America Online and the Internet in
this newsgroup. Since some of the information has been not quite
right I figured I should make a posting to clear up any misconseptions
that might exist. There is an America Online gateway to Internet. It
is now going into 'open' beta testing. To send mail to an America
Online, Promenade or PC-Link user you need to know the user's screen
name. The only way to get a user's screen name is to contact them by
other means (ie there is no name server). Once you know a user's
screen name remove any spaces, make it lower case, and append For example to send to the screen name A User you would
address your mail to

To send mail from America Online to the Internet you simply put the
Internet address in the To: field on the regular mail form. In a
previous post the question was posed as to whether or not there are
'special' gateways for Compuserve, MCI Mail etc. The answer is no,
there are not. For some of the more popular services abbreviations
have been created; for example to send to a Compuserve user you can
use the address 123.4567@cis. Additional information can be found on
America Online by using the keyword InetBeta. There is no additional
charge for using the Internet mail gateway. Mail is limited to around
27k bytes in both directions. If you notice any problems with this
gateway please send mail to from the Internet or
inetbeta from America Online.

George Browning Programmer/Analyst

** BETA TEST MAIL Report bugs to **

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