3k Associates Products
E-mail Solutions for HP3000s
3k Associates develops and markets a line of standards-based
electronic communication packages for HP3000/HPe3000 (Classic and MPE/iX) systems.
- The flagship of our product line is NetMail/3000, THE standards based electronic
mail system for HP3000 computers. Based on the Internet's SMTP protocol, NetMail/3000
allows an HP3000 (with no special hardware) to exchange electronic information with any
Internet-compatible (SMTP) mail system. Whether you have a T1 dedicated Internet
connection, a dial-on-demand modem link, or no network at all, NetMail/3000 can be your
organization's mail hub. From Unix systems, to mainframes, to PC LAN systems; NetMail/3000
unites them all, and makes your organization more efficient.
- NetMail/3000 also conforms to the revolutionary MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail
Extensions) protocol; a standard that allows MIME compatible mail systems to easily and
seamlessly exchange documents or files of any type. Word processing documents,
spreadsheets, graphics, video, even executables can all be attached to messages and
automatically extracted upon receipt (if you're using NetMail/3000 and Reflection for
Windows by WRQ to read your e-mail, you can even have NetMail/3000 automatically launch
the appropriate application on your PC with your file loaded).
- Check out our advanced features; create custom scripts for mailboxes to run your
own applications automatically upon receipt of a message, let users create their own
message-filtering "rules" to scan messages for keywords and automatically file,
forward, or otherwise process mail (great for information-robots or mail auto-responses!).
Use the built-in list-server to set up mailing lists which remote users can subscribe to
(or unsubscribe from) via e-mail messages. Use Eudora or any other POP client to access
your e-mail across the network - get PC-LAN e-mail functionality and ease-of-use without
the cost or PC-post office headaches.
- For more information on NetMail/3000
select here, or to try it for yourself, go here to
download a fully functional (time limited) demo of NetMail/3000 and/or the manuals.
- From the people that bring standards-based solutions to the HP3000, a programmatic
interface so that your applications can send (SMTP/MIME) e-mail, retrieve messages from
mailboxes, and lookup mail directory information. Naturally, the calls you use to do this
are based on the industry standard called "CMC" - or Common Messaging Call
standard - designed by the XAPI group. This means:
- Your programmers can learn the CMC standard calls and use them on your 3000s as well as
other platforms (like Unix systems)
- The MAPI standard used by Windows applications was roughly based on CMC and calls are
thus similar, though CMC was designed to be portable to more platforms
- You can write mail-enabled applications that could be easily ported to other platforms
- E-mailing a message (file or array) can be as simple as a single procedure call
The API can be called by most HP3000-based programming languages, and sample code in
'C' and 'COBOL' is included to help get you started.
Click here to see sample code that uses the API!
The API is included with all NetMail/3000 demos, so pick up a NetMail/3000 demo
on-line, or give us a call (or e-mail) and we'll be happy to send you a demo package.
developers!!! Contact us about our VERY attractive OEM options. Mail enable your
software packages - send warnings, reports, EDI transactions - even program updates via
e-mail; easily and affordably!
- HP OpenDesk sites will be glad to know that we offer the premier SMTP (Internet
compatible e-mail) gateway for HP OpenDesk that operates entirely on your HP3000 (no
additional hardware or software needed). Our gateway, called DeskLink, lets
OpenDesk sites communicate directly with the Internet (or any SMTP compatible e-mail
systems), and naturally supports the MIME standard for transporting binary attachments or
text containing 8-bit characters - you shouldn't consider an e-mail package today that
- DeskLink is a high-performance native mode SMTP/MIME gateway that even outperforms HP's
OpenMail gateway (in some configurations). It works with any firewall (or no firewall) and
even includes "SPAM" prevention features to protect your organization. DeskLink
integrates easily with cc:Mail, Microsoft Mail, or HP OpenDesk clients - with many
specially engineered features to allow HPOpenDesk clients seamless communication with the
outside world. For more information on our DeskLink product, select here.
- To try it for yourself, go here to download a fully
functional (time limited) demo of DeskLink and/or the manuals.
- We also provide the only POP server for HP3000 computer systems. Our POP server
provides a standards based client-server solution for e-mail, where the HP3000 acts as a
server and users can choose any POP2 or POP3 compatible client for their preferred
PC/Mac/Workstation platform. Pick the #1 rated Eudora
(from QualComm) mail client (Mac or Windows),
Microsoft's Exchange or Outlook e-mail clients, or Netscape
Navigator's built-in POP3 compliant mail client -or any other POP compliant mail
package to process your e-mail - your users will never realize that their e-mail is coming
from the 3000 - but you will! Higher availability, less support calls, less
- Our POP server is included with our standalone e-mail system (NetMail/3000) but can also
be ordered as a standalone solution, or as an option for users of our DeskLink HP OpenDesk
- For more information on our POP2
server, select here. To try it yourself (the POP Server comes bundled with
NetMail/3000 and comes in the same demo) go here to download
a fully functional (time limited) demo of Pop Server and/or the manuals. (Select the