can send and receive both personal mail and mail bulletins while connected to
the cluster. Bulletin mail is mail
addressed to ALL, FORSALE, WANTED, UK, or HELP. You will be informed as new mail arrives for you while you are
logged in the cluster.
you log into the node, you will receive an announcement for personal mail
displaying the station that sent the mail and the number of messages. A mail summary will also display showing the
total personal and bulleting mail.
You have new mail from
You have new mail from
New Mail: Personal = 4 Bulletin = 0
DIRECTORY command lists the last five messages received by the node. As
with other commands you can display more by specifying a number with the
command. Messages which have been read
are indicated by a hyphen (-) next to the message number. A private message is indicated by a
If you want to just see new mail use the NEW
If you want to just see mail addressed to your
callsign use the OWN option.
If you want to just see bulletin mail to you use
the BULLETIN option.
If you want to list mail based on a subject use the
Reading a mail message is done with the READ
command followed by the message number that you wish to read. A READ command without a message number will
read the last message to your station.
The LIST command can be used as an alias for the READ command.
The SEND command is used to send a mail message to
another station. The system will prompt you for the destination call and the
subject. Enter the message line by
line. The mail send process is
terminated with either a ctrl/Z or /EXIT.
The /PRIVATE qualifier can be used to send a private message. The /RR qualifier requests a return receipt,
which forces a confirmation when the mail is read. The /Copy is used to send a copy of a message to another
station. A mail message can be canceled
with the Ctrl-Y or a /CAncel command.
The SP command is used as a shortcut for the SEND/PRIVATE command.
A mail message
addressed to ALL, FORSALE, WANTED or
HELP becomes a bulletin mail and
is sent to all nodes connected in the network. A mail message
addressed to “LOCAL” becomes a bulletin mail but stays on the node it’s entered
on and is not sent through the system.
Use the REPLY command to reply to a mail
message. Command options are to request
a return receipt, RR, and to delete the message you are replying to.
The DELETE command is used to delete mail
messages. A Delete command without a message number will delete
the last read message. The KILL
command can be used as an alias for the DELETE command.