• Offline Mail Reader

    From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to All on Wed Feb 21 19:07:40 2024
    Greetings!

    I'm looking for suggestions for an offline mail reader, mostly for the editing capabilities... something with fairly straight-forward methods of quoting messages to which you reply. I do most of my BBSing on an 80286 running DOS 5, but I also sometimes use a Windows 10 box... possibly macOS but mainly the DOS 5 and Windows 10 OSes. It's been so long since I've used one, I don't remember what I used to run and unaware if anything new has come out.

    Thanks in advance,

    Bo

    ... When subtlety fails us we must resort to cream pies.

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Bo Holt on Thu Feb 29 00:12:38 2024
    Greetings!

    I'm looking for suggestions for an offline mail reader, mostly for the editing
    capabilities... something with fairly straight-forward methods of quoting messages to which you reply. I do most of my BBSing on an 80286 running DOS
    5, but I also sometimes use a Windows 10 box... possibly macOS but mainly the
    DOS 5 and Windows 10 OSes. It's been so long since I've used one, I don't remember what I used to run and unaware if anything new has come out.

    I use MultiMail when I need an offline reader. It supports BW and QWK.

    Build your own from source or there are DOS, Win, Mac and OS/2 builds for download at..

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/multimail/files/MultiMail/0.52/

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Bo Holt on Thu Feb 29 07:27:00 2024
    Hello Bo Holt!

    ** On Wednesday 21.02.24 - 19:07, Bo Holt wrote to All:

    I'm looking for suggestions for an offline mail reader, mostly for the editing capabilities... something with fairly straight-forward methods
    of quoting messages to which you reply. [...]

    Take a look at OpenXP!

    https://openxp.kolico.ca

    It has superb editing features and message database capability.


    --
    ../|ug

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  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to Alan Ianson on Thu Feb 29 18:44:12 2024
    Thanks for the MultiMail tip! I'll check it out.

    Bo

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to August Abolins on Thu Feb 29 18:47:50 2024
    Thank you for the OpenXP suggestion! I'll check it out, too!

    Bo

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Daniel Path@2:371/52 to Bo Holt on Fri Mar 1 22:39:46 2024
    Hello Bo,

    21 Feb 24 19:07, you wrote to All:

    Greetings!

    I'm looking for suggestions for an offline mail reader, mostly for the editing capabilities... something with fairly straight-forward
    methods of quoting messages to which you reply. I do most of my
    BBSing on an 80286 running DOS 5, but I also sometimes use a Windows
    10 box... possibly macOS but mainly the DOS 5 and Windows 10 OSes.
    It's been so long since I've used one, I don't remember what I used to
    run and unaware if anything new has come out.

    BlueWave/DOS + y2k patch

    a modern one is Multimail for Win/OSX/Linux

    Regards,
    --
    dp

    telnet://bbs.roonsbbs.hu:1212 <<=-

    ... Uptime: 31d 7h 4m 28s
    --- GoldED/2 1.1.4.7+EMX
    * Origin: Roon's BBS - Budapest, HUNGARY (2:371/52)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to Daniel Path on Fri Mar 1 19:50:06 2024
    BlueWave/DOS + y2k patch

    a modern one is Multimail for Win/OSX/Linux
    Thanks, Daniel! I was looking at MultiMail earlier. It sounds like BlueWave was around during the BBS golden era, so that might run well on this little Tandy 1000 TL/2.

    Bo

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to Daniel Path on Sun Mar 3 10:41:35 2024
    You wouldn't happen to know where to download the BlueWave for DOS and the Y2K patch, would you? I poked around a little bit yesterday before I had to leave, but all I could find were broken links :/

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Aug@2:460/256 to Bo Holt on Sun Mar 3 20:16:35 2024
    Hi Bo...

    You wouldn't happen to know where to download the BlueWave for DOS and the Y2K
    patch, would you? I poked around a little bit yesterday before I had to leave, but all I could find were broken links :/

    Have you tried the FILEFIND echo?

    --
    /|ug
    https://t.me/aabolins

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  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to Aug on Sun Mar 3 17:31:26 2024
    You wouldn't happen to know where to download the BlueWave for DOS and
    the Y2K
    patch, would you? I poked around a little bit yesterday before I had leave, but all I could find were broken links :/

    Have you tried the FILEFIND echo?
    No, I have not! At the risk of sounding ignorant, is that just a message base for, well, finding files like that? (grins)

    Bo

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/6 to Bo Holt on Mon Mar 4 01:16:24 2024
    On Sun, 3 Mar 2024 17:31:26 GMT
    "Bo Holt -> Aug" <1@525.123.1> wrote:

    Have you tried the FILEFIND echo?

    No, I have not! At the risk of sounding ignorant, is that just a message base
    for, well, finding files like that? (grins)

    Maybe FILEFIND was established before you left the scene, but it is an echo that some sysops have agreed to monitor in an automated way and respond to file lookup requests.

    The system works by looking for the requested info, usually a partial string of whatever you are looking for in the Subject line, and making the message address to ALLFIX.

    Look at some previous posts in the echo. You should get the idea.

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Bo Holt on Sun Mar 3 19:34:00 2024
    ** On Monday 04.03.24 - 01:16, August Abolins wrote to Bo Holt:

    [...] and making the message address to ALLFIX.

    Sorry.. that part SHOULD have been written as:

    [...] and making the message addressed TO: ALLFIX.
    ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^


    And.. while I'm at it, I just wanted to say that OpenXP that I
    mentioned earlier, is a project that is still currently
    supported:

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/openxp5/

    It's quite a cool experience using it as a point user. You can
    retain specific messages, purge everything else after a set age
    or qty per echo. The S)earch capability in the system for
    messages is awesome.


    --
    ../|ug

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  • From Daniel Path@2:371/52 to Bo Holt on Mon Mar 4 20:32:43 2024
    Hello Bo,

    03 Mar 24 10:41, you wrote to me:

    You wouldn't happen to know where to download the BlueWave for DOS and
    the Y2K patch, would you? I poked around a little bit yesterday
    before I had to leave, but all I could find were broken links :/

    they are available on my bbs
    change.zip
    bw-y2k.zip
    + the bluewave dos which i don't remember the filename of :)

    Regards,
    --
    dp

    telnet://bbs.roonsbbs.hu:1212 <<=-

    ... Uptime: 34d 6h 14m 41s
    --- GoldED/2 1.1.4.7+EMX
    * Origin: Roon's BBS - Budapest, HUNGARY (2:371/52)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to August Abolins on Mon Mar 4 19:25:16 2024
    Maybe FILEFIND was established before you left the scene, but it is an ech that some sysops have agreed to monitor in an automated way and respond to file lookup requests.

    The system works by looking for the requested info, usually a partial stri of whatever you are looking for in the Subject line, and making the messag address to ALLFIX.

    Very cool! I'll go see if I can find that message base now. Thank you!

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to August Abolins on Mon Mar 4 19:27:25 2024
    Sorry.. that part SHOULD have been written as:

    [...] and making the message addressed TO: ALLFIX.
    ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^


    And.. while I'm at it, I just wanted to say that OpenXP that I
    mentioned earlier, is a project that is still currently
    supported:

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/openxp5/

    Oh yes. I'm going to check that one out as well. I just want a complete "retro" system ;)

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to Daniel Path on Mon Mar 4 19:30:10 2024
    they are available on my bbs
    change.zip
    bw-y2k.zip
    + the bluewave dos which i don't remember the filename of :)

    Regards,
    --
    dp
    Cool! I'm going to check out your board.
    Thanks!

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Bo Holt on Tue Mar 5 20:03:00 2024
    Hello Bo Holt!

    ** On Monday 04.03.24 - 19:27, Bo Holt wrote to August Abolins:

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/openxp5/

    Oh yes. I'm going to check that one out as well. I just want a complete "retro" system ;)

    What does "complete" mean? It turns out that your preference
    for Renegade as a point system is omitting the msgid and
    replyid that echomail grew to embrace.

    Anyway.. OpenXP is designed to work as a point and should
    support those minimum expectations.



    --
    ../|ug

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  • From Bo Holt@2:371/52 to August Abolins on Sat Mar 9 00:59:14 2024
    What I consider complete? Something with a nice editing system as quoting messages is not straight forward on some built-in editors LOL

    --- Maximus/2 3.01
    * Origin: Roon's BBS - Budapest, HUNGARY (2:371/52)
  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Bo Holt on Fri Mar 8 20:50:00 2024
    Hello Bo Holt!

    ** On Saturday 09.03.24 - 00:59, Bo Holt wrote to August Abolins:

    What I consider complete? Something with a nice editing
    system as quoting messages is not straight forward on some
    built-in editors LOL

    Yes.. online BBS editors can take some getting used to.

    But.. you can establish a point account with a bbs, the OpenXP
    might be just what you are looking for. Take a look at some of
    the screenshots at openxp.kolico.ca. Note: the font and
    console window can be adjusted with your local Windows system.


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    ../|ug

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Bo Holt on Sat Mar 9 07:27:00 2024
    Bo Holt wrote to August Abolins <=-

    What I consider complete? Something with a nice editing system as
    quoting messages is not straight forward on some built-in editors LOL

    I used BlueWave and Qedit for years, and loved the interface, being able
    to collect taglines, and the programmability of Qedit.

    I use MultiMail now, it feels a lot like BlueWave. I was using DOSBOX,
    Telix and Bluewave to emulate an old DOS BBS environment, but ran into a
    link for TSE, a 32-bit editor that's an evolution from Qedit.

    I can edit, quote, reformat, justify paragraphs, import template text
    like a signature, and look back through previous messages. I find I
    only log in once a week or so to read messages locally, mostly to make
    sure I see the same experience users see.




    ... Look at a very small object, look at its centre
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.52
    * Origin: http://realitycheckbbs.org | tomorrow's retro tech (1:218/700)
  • From Bo Holt@2:371/52 to August Abolins on Thu Mar 28 00:20:16 2024
    I plan on getting OpenXP, but I also want something DOS based to keep with the vintage ;)

    --- Maximus/2 3.01
    * Origin: Roon's BBS - Budapest, HUNGARY (2:371/52)
  • From Bo Holt@2:371/52 to Kurt Weiske on Thu Mar 28 00:23:02 2024
    Yeah, now I just have to sit down and find the time to install some of these readers :)

    --- Maximus/2 3.01
    * Origin: Roon's BBS - Budapest, HUNGARY (2:371/52)
  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Bo Holt on Wed Mar 27 20:35:00 2024
    Hello Bo!

    ** On Thursday 28.03.24 - 00:20, Bo Holt wrote to August Abolins:

    I plan on getting OpenXP, but I also want something DOS
    based to keep with the vintage ;)

    Noted. A Windows OS seems like a non-vintage approach, but if
    you look at the screenshots, OpenXP is operates as a console
    (text) program.

    Are you restricting your vintage experience with a CRT display?
    :D ..cuz, an LCD screen would be non-vintage. ;)




    --
    ../|ug

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  • From Bo Holt@2:371/52 to August Abolins on Tue Apr 2 01:28:42 2024
    Yes, I am going to check out OpenXP... and as far is period-correct access? I'm currently on a Tandy 1000 TL/2 with an IBM 5153 CGA monitor LOL.

    I do use Syncterm on modern machines, but I usually do my daily BBSing on the Tandy ;)

    --- Maximus/2 3.01
    * Origin: Roon's BBS - Budapest, HUNGARY (2:371/52)
  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Bo Holt on Mon Apr 1 22:28:46 2024
    On 02 Apr 24 01:28:42, Bo Holt said the following to August Abolins:

    Yes, I am going to check out OpenXP... and as far is period-correct access? I'm currently on a Tandy 1000 TL/2 with an IBM 5153 CGA monitor LOL.

    Ahhh, a Tandy fan!

    Nick

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
    * Origin: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators? (1:229/426)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to All on Wed Feb 21 19:07:40 2024
    Greetings!

    I'm looking for suggestions for an offline mail reader, mostly for the editing capabilities... something with fairly straight-forward methods of quoting messages to which you reply. I do most of my BBSing on an 80286 running DOS 5, but I also sometimes use a Windows 10 box... possibly macOS but mainly the DOS 5 and Windows 10 OSes. It's been so long since I've used one, I don't remember what I used to run and unaware if anything new has come out.

    Thanks in advance,

    Bo

    ... When subtlety fails us we must resort to cream pies.

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to Alan Ianson on Thu Feb 29 18:44:12 2024
    Thanks for the MultiMail tip! I'll check it out.

    Bo

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to August Abolins on Thu Feb 29 18:47:50 2024
    Thank you for the OpenXP suggestion! I'll check it out, too!

    Bo

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to Daniel Path on Sun Mar 3 10:41:35 2024
    You wouldn't happen to know where to download the BlueWave for DOS and the Y2K patch, would you? I poked around a little bit yesterday before I had to leave, but all I could find were broken links :/

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to Aug on Sun Mar 3 17:31:26 2024
    You wouldn't happen to know where to download the BlueWave for DOS and
    the Y2K
    patch, would you? I poked around a little bit yesterday before I had leave, but all I could find were broken links :/

    Have you tried the FILEFIND echo?
    No, I have not! At the risk of sounding ignorant, is that just a message base for, well, finding files like that? (grins)

    Bo

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to August Abolins on Mon Mar 4 19:25:16 2024
    Maybe FILEFIND was established before you left the scene, but it is an ech that some sysops have agreed to monitor in an automated way and respond to file lookup requests.

    The system works by looking for the requested info, usually a partial stri of whatever you are looking for in the Subject line, and making the messag address to ALLFIX.

    Very cool! I'll go see if I can find that message base now. Thank you!

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to August Abolins on Mon Mar 4 19:27:25 2024
    Sorry.. that part SHOULD have been written as:

    [...] and making the message addressed TO: ALLFIX.
    ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^


    And.. while I'm at it, I just wanted to say that OpenXP that I
    mentioned earlier, is a project that is still currently
    supported:

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/openxp5/

    Oh yes. I'm going to check that one out as well. I just want a complete "retro" system ;)

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)
  • From Bo Holt@1:123/525.1 to Daniel Path on Mon Mar 4 19:30:10 2024
    they are available on my bbs
    change.zip
    bw-y2k.zip
    + the bluewave dos which i don't remember the filename of :)

    Regards,
    --
    dp
    Cool! I'm going to check out your board.
    Thanks!

    --- Renegade v1.30/DOS
    * Origin: AlcoholidayBBS.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC (1:123/525.1)