Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : QWKSPECS.ZIP
Filename : LAYOUT.TXT

 
Output of file : LAYOUT.TXT contained in archive : QWKSPECS.ZIP
For those of you looking for the format of the QWK mail packets I have
put this file together.

Offset length Description
------ ------ ----------------------------------------------
1 1 Message status flag
' ' public
'-' public and read
'+' private
'*' private and read
2 7 Message Number (as characters)
9 8 Date (mm-dd-yy)
17 5 Time (hh:mm)
22 25 To
47 25 From
72 25 Subject
97 12 password
109 8 refer to Number
117 6 Number of 128 byte blocks in message (including
the header)
123 1 Killed Message? 225 is active, 226 is active
124 1 Conference number (0-255)
125 4 Not used


The NDX files are:

Offset length Description
------ ------ -----------------------------------------
1 4 Record number to point to corresponding
message
5 1 Conference number.


This info can be used to develop a mail reader program. A good
exercise in programming.


  3 Responses to “Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : QWKSPECS.ZIP
Filename : LAYOUT.TXT

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/