Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : DOSGAT16.ZIP
Filename : DOSMAIL.DOC

 
Output of file : DOSMAIL.DOC contained in archive : DOSGAT16.ZIP
The following is a desription of the DOSMAIL package.

The following environment variables MUST be set correctly for the
DOSMAIL package to function properly.

MSG - The disk drive and subdirectory in which the DOSMAIL
and USER.LOG files are stored. Must be set by
AUTOEXEC.BAT. Used by DOSMAIL functions and
START.

SYSTEM - The name of the system. Used by DOSMAIL. Must be
set by AUTOEXEC.BAT.

SYSOP - Used by TALK.EXE to inform the remote user of the
name of the person running this DOSGATE node.
Set by AUTOEXEC.BAT

The DOSMAIL system:

SEND.exe - 'Sends' mail to the designated party, if receiver of
mail is not specified, the sender is prompted.
The sender ID is from the environment USER.
If USER is not available from the environment,
then the sender is prompted for his ID.
The user can then specify a subject, and then
enter his message. Send terminates with a
CTRL-Z. The mail is stored in the MSG
subdirectory in the file xx.MSG, where xx is
the number of the message in HEX.


ie: SEND NM1D - To send a message to NM1D.


READ.exe - 'Reads' mail send to the current user. The current
user is defined by the environment USER. If
USER is not found or specified on the command
line, then the invoker is asked to supply the
required ID. If there is any mail waiting for
the user, it is presented to the user, one
message at a time. At the end of each message
the user is given the chance to delete
the message. Optionally, 'READ /c' will
check the MSG directory for a mail file to the
current USER, or if USER is not found, the
invoker is prompted for an ID.


ie: READ - To read mail addressed to the
environment USER.

READ /c - To check for mail addressed to the
environment USER.

READ NM1D - To read possible mail for NM1D.

READ 21 - To read message number 21.

LIST.exe - 'Lists' all (*.msg) files stored in the environment
MSG directory (INDEX.MSG). This is to allow the user to
see what pending mail files exits.

ie: LIST NM1D - To list all mail for NM1D

LIST ALL - To list mail addressed to ALL

LIST /FNM1D - To list all mail (F)rom NM1D

LIST /TNM1D - To list all mail (T)o NM1D

LIST /SDOSGATE - To list all mail that has the
word 'DOSGATE' in the subject
field.


PURGE.exe - Actually erases all files from the DOSMAIL 'MSG'
directory and from the INDEX.MSG file that
have been read and deleted by the user. Also
performs other housekeeping functions. Do NOT
allow remote users access to this program!!!


TALK.exe - Allows the remote user to attempt to contact the
sysop for keyboard-to-keyboard communication.
The sysop is informed of the ID of the remote
user by way of the USER environment variable.
Either persopn can abort the 'talk' session by
sending a CTRL-Z.


  3 Responses to “Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : DOSGAT16.ZIP
Filename : DOSMAIL.DOC

  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.

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