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Microsoft KB Archive/37932

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Mac DOS: System Requirements for Microsoft Mail (MS-DOS Client)

Article ID: 37932

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail for Appletalk Networks 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail for Appletalk Networks 3.1

This article was previously published under Q37932


To run Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk Networks, MS-DOS workstation, you need the following configuration:

  • IBM personal computer or compatible
  • 512K RAM (memory)
  • A 3.5-inch disk drive, a 5.25-inch floppy disk drive, or a hard disk drive
  • MS-DOS version 2.0 or later
  • AppleTalk network card and network driver software (one of the following is suggested):

          Card                               Manufacturer
          Apple LocalTalk PC Card            Apple Computer, Inc.
          TOPS FlashCard for the PC          Sun Microsystems
          DayStar Interface Board            DayStar Digital, Inc.
  • Bus mouse or serial mouse (optional)
  • IBM PC compatible printer (optional) Before you can use Microsoft Mail, you must connect your computer to the AppleTalk network. To do this, you need the following:

  • An AppleTalk-compatible network card (see above)
  • A hardware connector from the AppleTalk card to the network jack (nine-pin male DB9 phone net connector)
  • Network driver software that came with your AppleTalk card installed

Your computer must be connected to an AppleTalk network that has a Macintosh acting as a Microsoft Mail server.

Keywords: KB37932