your favorite (ascii) word processor or text editor. You'll save time and
telephone connection charges by downloading a mail packet (a .QWK file) and
logging off in a fraction of the time it would take to read and reply to
Then, next time you log on, simply upload your reply packet that was
generated by the offline reader (your .REP file).
The use of an offline mail reader, like SLMR, has become necessary to manage
the large number of messages available through today's networked BBS systems.
Offline readers, like SLMR provide fast and powerful features for sorting,
searching, saving, and managing mail and replies.
For a QWK type mail reader, download SLMR21a.ZIP, EZR133.ZIP or BABBLE.ZIP.
(There are many others too, including QWK readers for non-IBM compatible
The add/drop conference commands inside SLMR are NOT supported by this
interface, use the "select conferences" option on the offline reader menu.
When creating a reply, please be sure that your text does not exceed 80
characters per line. Your offline reader system can handle that, but your
reply will wrap in an ugly fashion once imported into the BBS.
In order to control packet size, be sure to configure the bbs to only scan the
conferences (sub-boards) you wish to read!!