OfficePath/SMTP-Send

Send SMTP Messages from z/OS and OS/390 Batch, TSO and CICS

Overview


Many OfficeVision/MVS (OV/MVS) customers have mail enabled line-of-business (LOB) applications that use the underlying e-mail network to distribute information such as reports and status notifications from batch, TSO and/or CICS functions to end-users. OV/MVS traditionally uses a SNADS based e-mail network, either IBM's DISOSS or TBS Softwares' OfficePath/SNADS.

Today even as OV/MVS customers migrate their e-mail users to LAN-based systems such as Lotus Notes/Domino and Microsoft Exchange their LOB applications continue to run on z/OS and OS/390. However, once all of their OV/MVS users have been migrated, the cost of maintaining a SNADS network just for this purpose becomes a significant cost issue.

While alternate solutions like file transfer may at first seem attractive, they create new challenges of their own. For example, customers who use TBS Softwares' OfficePath/Batch-TSO and/or OfficePath/CICS (or their RAPID equivalents1) will need to identify all e-mail enabled LOB applications, then change them to use FTP instead of SNADS. Further, FTP only transfers the files to a LAN. The files still need to be addressed and distributed via traditional e-mail.

OfficePath/SMTP-Send (OP/SS) solves these problems by replacing your SNADS e-mail network with industry-standard SMTP. Because it is designed to work with OfficePath or RAPID, no changes are required to your existing mail-enabled LOB applications. Simply replace OfficePath/SNADS or RAPID/Base with OP/SS and map SNADS addresses to SMTP mail addresses. OP/SS will establish a TCP/IP session with your existing SMTP mail network and send it all messages that used to go via SNADS.

   
   
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Technical Support
You can download fixes for OfficePath/SMTP-Send via FTP using a FTP client other than a browser at FTPMVS.TBS-SOFT.COM/OPS.FIXES

VF Corporation uses OfficePath/SMTP to deliver z/OS application data to Lotus Domino

Glaxo Wellcome uses OfficePath/SMTP to deliver z/OS application data to Microsoft Exchange


1 OfficePath/SNADS replaces the distribution functions of DISOSS. RAPID/Base provides comparable functions to OfficePath, but is intended for use with DISOSS. RAPID/Batch-TSO is equivalent to OfficePath/Batch-TSO. RAPID/CICS is equivalent to OfficePath/CICS.
   
   





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