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Version 1.30 LANMail 03/30/1992

LANMail is a 6K swapping TSR program that allows you to send, receive, and
output LANTastic e-mail. LANMail will use EMS memory if available, or will
create temporary files on the C: drive (or any other drive as specified by
command line parameters. See RUNNING LANMAIL section below).

READING MAIL
============
When the user selects 'R' from the Net-Mail Services menu, the user will
then be shown the header from the first piece of mail in the mailbox. This
header contains who the mail is from, the time and date it was sent, and the
subject or comment attached to the message. If the user wants to read this
message, then he/she should answer 'Y' to "Read this message now [Y,N] ?" Any
other key besides 'Y' will skip to the next message.

After reading the message, the user is presented with the question:
"<<>> (P)rint, (F)orward, (R)eply,
(D)elete, or (N)ext message ? N "

If the user responds with a 'P', the question
"Output to (F)ile, (P)rinter, or (N)one ?"
will appear. Answering 'F' will allow the user to append toe
message to the end of a file, or create a new file if necessary.
Answering 'P' will allow the user to print the message to a
printer, and answering 'N' will abort the output. Regardless of
the response, the message will remain in the user's mailbox.

If the user responds with a 'F' then a free-format message screen will
appear with the contents of the original message already entered.
This message can now be edited as any free-form message could be
(see instructions below).

If the user responds with a 'R' then a blank free-format message screen
will appear. Unlike a forwarded message, the user cannot select
which users to send the reply to, only the person who sent the
message will receive the reply.

If the user responds with a 'D' then the message will be deleted from the
mailbox.

If the user responds with an 'N' or any other key besides P F R D then the
next message header will be displayed.


SENDING MAIL
============
LANMail lets the user send mail to the message server in two formats: a
free-form format, and a Phone Message format.

Free-Format
-----------
The free-format is for messages not suitable for a Phone Message. Free-form
messages can be sent 3 ways: Selecting 'S' from the Net-Mail Services menu,
Forwarding a message after reading, or Replying to a message after reading.
When entering in a free-form message, there are a few editing features
available...
key brings you to the begining of the current line
key brings you to the end of the current line
key inserts a space at the cursor location
key deletes the character under the cursor
inserts a line above the current line
deletes the current line.
key aborts the message
key saves the message
Cursor keys are used for moving around the message.

After pressing to finish entering the free-form message, if you are
replying to a message, you will be prompted for a subject. After entering the
subject, the message will be sent. If you are forwarding a message, or used
the 'S' selection from the Net-Mail Services menu, then you will be presented
with a list of users. Use the up and down cursor keys to move the highlight
bar, pressing the space bar to toggle a users' name. A check mark will
appear beside the names of the users the message will be sent to. After
selecting the desired users, press to finalize your selection, or
to abort the message. After pressing , you may then enter a subject.
After the subject is entered, the message will be sent to all the selected
users.

Phone Message
-------------
The 'P' selection from the Net-Mail Services menu allows the user to send a
message in the form of a "While you were out" phone message. The user is
presented with a form that looks similar to the popular paper version of the
phone message. To check the boxes, while in the box you want checked, hit any
letter, to clear the check, press the space bar. Use the up and down cursor
keys to move around to the various fields. (NOTE: The phone number field will
try to automaticly format the number you enter so entering 2055551212 will
give you 205-555-1212 when you leave the field.) Once you are satisfied with
the message, press the key to send it, or to abort. After pressing
you will be presented with a list, just as you were when sending a free
form message.
When a phone message is sent, a carbon copy of the message is saved in a
text file called LANMAIL.CRB located in the directory in which LANMail was
executed. This is helpful if you need to look back at phone messages from the
past to find a phone number etc.


RUNNING LANMAIL
===============
To run LANMail type:
LANMAIL /P:{MESSAGE_SERVER} [/S] [/Fpath] [/U] [/K:{Hot-key sequence}]
where {MESSAGE-SERVER} is the name of the server mail and phone messages are
to be sent to. This parameter must be provided, if it is not, the user will
be prompted to input the phone message server.

The /S parameter can be used to run LANMail in a "stand alone" mode. This
allows you to run the LANMail program without installing it as a TSR.
The /F paramter allows you to specify where the 2 swapfiles will be placed.
There is no error checking at this time, so make sure it is a valid location.
(Swap files will only be used if there is not suffecient EMS or extended
memory available for the swap) If the /F parameter is not used C:\ is
assumed. An example would be:
LANMAIL /P:MAIL-SERVER /FD:\TEMP (Swap files in D:\TEMP)
or
LANMAIL /P:MAIL-SERVER /FD:\ (Swap files in the root of D:)

The /U parameter will attempt to uninstall the LANMail TSR.

The /K parameter allows the user to define a hot key sequence besides the
default. An example to set the hot key to Control Alternate M would be
/K:(Ctrl)(Alt)(M)
(Ctrl) Control key (Alt) Alt key
(LShift) Left shift key (RShift) Right shift key
(F1) F1 function key (F2..F12) Cooresponding function keys
The letters A-Z, the number 0-9, and all punctuation characters can
be used.
NOTE: Only one "main key" can be used. The main key in the example
above is the letter M

LANMail was written using Turbo Power's TSRs Made Easy V1.00 and compiled
under Borland's Turbo Pascal v5.5. I highly recommend TSR's Made Easy for any
Turbo Pascal programmer wishing to make their programs run as TSRs with minimal
effort and change. Turbo Power can be reached on Compu$erve at user id
76004,2611 or by phone at (719) 260-6641.


DISCLAIMER
==========
PAUL DURDEN MAKES NO CLAIMS, WRITTEN OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE STABILITY OR
OPERATION OF THIS PROGRAM. USE IT SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK! WHILE I BELIEVE
THAT IT PERFORMS ITS INTENDED FUNCTION AS OUTLINED IN THIS DOCUMENT, PAUL
DURDEN WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ADVERSE REACTIONS WHICH MAY BE CAUSED
BY ITS USE.


REGISTRATION & LEGALITIES
=========================
LANMail is not freeware, nor is it in the public domain. It is a shareware
program, and the entire program and documentation are Copyright (C) 1992, Paul
Durden, Huntsville, AL. You are encouraged to copy the package freely,
including distribution by BBS, shareware library, or other means, provided
that the distribution shall consist of the original archive containing the
program and this documentation file, and that no fee of more than five US
dollars ($5) shall be charged for the copy.

Of course, if you experience a problem using this program, I would like to
know about it. If you find this program of value, please register by sending
your name, address, phone and/or fax number, and a suitable donation to:
Paul Durden
P.O. Box 7234
Huntsville, AL 35807
By registering, you will receive information via fax or mail on the
availability of updates.

If you need to contact me for any reason you may reach me at the above
address, or leave mail for Paul Durden on Artisoft's ArtiFACTS BBS.


VERSION HISTORY
===============
Version Changes
-------- ----------------------------------------------------------------
1.20 Initial release to public

1.21 Output to printers made less cryptic (hopefully), time-stamp
problem fixed. Error trapping while reading mail cleaned-up.

1.25 Hot-key sequence is now runtime definable. Text background
and foreground colors are now initialized to White text on a
Black background, this hopefully will help monochrome users
whose cursor disappears while using LANMail due to the
current programs text attributes.

1.30 When selecting users to send a message to, a highlight bar is
used rather than just the cursor so as to help those with the
disappearing cursor.
Insert and Delete line capabilities added to the free-format
message editor.
Added the ability to forward or reply to a message after
reading it.


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