• Netmail in FE2

    From Joe Bruchis@1:3828/12 to All on Sun Oct 15 07:41:30 2017
    Hello All!

    I'm experiencing a problem with trying to send netmail in FastEcho2. I have the
    netmail area setup as *.msg. When I enter a netmail, I see it in the designated
    netmail folder. I execute Fastecho2 scan and a continuous list of netmails begin scrolling across the screen. I have let it run over 20,000 before I aborted. It seems it would go on forever. When I look again in the netmail directory, it now shows 1.msg and 3000.msg. When I open the area in Timed/2, it
    shows the one netmail I wrote, but shows a high message area count of 3000. I cannot find any zero byte netmail files in the outbound, or the netmail area.

    Has anyone experienced and solved a similar problem with netmail in FE2?

    Thank you.

    Regards,

    Joe
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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to Joe Bruchis on Sun Oct 15 16:32:56 2017
    15 Oct 17 07:41:30, you wrote to All:

    I'm experiencing a problem with trying to send netmail in FastEcho2. I
    have
    the netmail area setup as *.msg. When I enter a netmail, I see it in the designated netmail folder. I execute Fastecho2 scan and a continuous list

    Did you run "fastech2.exe pack" also?

    Try "fastech2.exe pack ?" for help.

    'Tommi

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  • From Joe Bruchis@1:3828/12 to Tommi Koivula on Sun Oct 15 11:15:32 2017
    Tommi Koivula wrote in a message to Joe Bruchis:

    15 Oct 17 07:41:30, you wrote to All:

    I'm experiencing a problem with trying to send netmail in
    FastEcho2. I have
    the netmail area setup as *.msg. When I enter a netmail, I see it in the designated netmail folder. I execute Fastecho2 scan and a
    continuous list

    Did you run "fastech2.exe pack" also?

    Yes. But I really wouldn't want to pack the thousands of non-existent netmails that scrolled on the screen when I executed the scan.

    Regards,

    Joe
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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/1 to Joe Bruchis on Sun Oct 15 20:32:52 2017
    Hi Joe.

    15 Oct 17 11:15:32, you wrote to me:

    Tommi Koivula wrote in a message to Joe Bruchis:

    15 Oct 17 07:41:30, you wrote to All:

    I'm experiencing a problem with trying to send netmail in
    FastEcho2. I have
    the netmail area setup as *.msg. When I enter a netmail, I see it in the
    designated netmail folder. I execute Fastecho2 scan and a
    continuous list

    Did you run "fastech2.exe pack" also?

    Yes. But I really wouldn't want to pack the thousands of non-existent netmails that scrolled on the screen when I executed the scan.

    How could you pack something non-existent? :D

    "fastech2.exe scan" is not packing/routing netmail. It just exports netmails from the msgbase to the main netmail area.

    Then how about renumbering your .msg base? "feutil2.exe pack -renumber -msg".

    And how is your route file?

    'Tommi

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  • From Joe Bruchis@1:3828/12 to Tommi Koivula on Sun Oct 15 15:14:32 2017
    Tommi Koivula wrote in a message to Joe Bruchis:

    Hi Joe.

    15 Oct 17 11:15:32, you wrote to me:

    Tommi Koivula wrote in a message to Joe Bruchis:

    15 Oct 17 07:41:30, you wrote to All:

    I'm experiencing a problem with trying to send netmail in
    FastEcho2. I have
    the netmail area setup as *.msg. When I enter a netmail, I see
    it in the
    designated netmail folder. I execute Fastecho2 scan and a
    continuous list

    Did you run "fastech2.exe pack" also?

    Yes. But I really wouldn't want to pack the thousands of non-existent netmails that scrolled on the screen when I executed the scan.

    How could you pack something non-existent? :D

    No idea. Not sure why they are there.

    "fastech2.exe scan" is not packing/routing netmail. It just exports netmails from the msgbase to the main netmail area.

    I see.


    Then how about renumbering your .msg base? "feutil2.exe pack
    -renumber -msg".

    I'll give that a try.

    And how is your route file?

    Will take a look.

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Joe
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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Joe Bruchis on Sun Oct 15 17:34:26 2017
    On 2017 Oct 15 11:15:32, you wrote to Tommi Koivula:

    Did you run "fastech2.exe pack" also?

    Yes. But I really wouldn't want to pack the thousands of non-existent netmails that scrolled on the screen when I executed the scan.

    do you have your mailer's netmail area and this netmail area set to the same path? my point being that maybe FE is trying to move the netmail from the BBS netmail area (separate config) to the mailer's (central/general) netmail area... since both are the same, it is copying it to the same area before removing the old one as sent...

    what mailer have you told FE you are using??

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  • From Joe Bruchis@1:3828/12 to mark lewis on Sun Oct 15 18:28:08 2017
    mark lewis wrote in a message to Joe Bruchis:

    Hi Mark,

    On 2017 Oct 15 11:15:32, you wrote to Tommi Koivula:

    Did you run "fastech2.exe pack" also?

    Yes. But I really wouldn't want to pack the thousands of non-existent netmails that scrolled on the screen when I executed the scan.

    do you have your mailer's netmail area and this netmail area set to
    the same path? my point being that maybe FE is trying to move the
    netmail from the BBS netmail area (separate config) to the mailer's (central/general) netmail area... since both are the same, it is
    copying it to the same area before removing the old one as sent...

    Yes. I have checked to make sure the netmail paths match in Internet Rex (mailer), FE and Max BBS.

    what mailer have you told FE you are using??

    I have Rex set to Binkley as well as FE.

    Thanks for the reply.


    Regards,

    Joe
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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Joe Bruchis on Sun Oct 15 20:46:52 2017
    On 2017 Oct 15 18:28:08, you wrote to me:

    do you have your mailer's netmail area and this netmail area set to
    the same path? my point being that maybe FE is trying to move the
    netmail from the BBS netmail area (separate config) to the mailer's
    (central/general) netmail area... since both are the same, it is
    copying it to the same area before removing the old one as sent...

    Yes. I have checked to make sure the netmail paths match in Internet
    Rex (mailer), FE and Max BBS.

    this really does sound like looping netmail areas... what are the definitions of those netmail areas you have defined... check /all/ software and let's see if we can match them up...

    )\/(ark

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    ... Actually, REAL programmers use front panel toggle switches!
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  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/17 to Joe Bruchis on Sun Oct 15 13:17:00 2017
    Joe Bruchis wrote to All <=-

    I'm experiencing a problem with trying to send netmail in FastEcho2. I have the netmail area setup as *.msg. When I enter a netmail, I
    see it in the designated netmail folder. I execute
    Fastecho2 scan and a continuous list of netmails begin
    scrolling across the screen. I have let it run over 20,000
    before I aborted. It seems it would go on forever. When I
    look again in the netmail directory, it now shows 1.msg and
    3000.msg. When I open the area in Timed/2, it shows the one
    netmail I wrote, but shows a high message area count of
    3000. I cannot find any zero byte netmail files in the
    outbound, or the netmail area.

    Has anyone experienced and solved a similar problem with netmail in
    FE2?

    I have in the past, but what I did to fix the problem escapes me at the moment. Then again, I do my netmails from within FrontDoor/2 nowadays.

    ... The arctic is not hostile to people, only indifferent to them.
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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to Joe Bruchis on Mon Oct 16 12:08:30 2017
    Hello Joe!

    15 Oct 17 15:14, you wrote to me:

    Did you run "fastech2.exe pack" also?

    Yes. But I really wouldn't want to pack the thousands of
    non-existent netmails that scrolled on the screen when I executed
    the scan.

    How could you pack something non-existent? :D

    No idea. Not sure why they are there.

    "fastech2.exe scan" is not packing/routing netmail. It just
    exports netmails from the msgbase to the main netmail area.

    I see.

    And if you have netmails TO YOUR system in your .msg area, you should import them into the secondary netmail base(s). "feutil2.exe import".

    The ideal situation is that there are no netmails in your .msg area at all. :)

    'Tommi

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  • From Joe Bruchis@1:3828/12 to Tommi Koivula on Mon Oct 16 07:16:14 2017
    Tommi Koivula wrote in a message to Joe Bruchis:


    Hello Joe!

    15 Oct 17 15:14, you wrote to me:

    Did you run "fastech2.exe pack" also?

    Yes. But I really wouldn't want to pack the thousands of
    non-existent netmails that scrolled on the screen when I executed
    the scan.

    How could you pack something non-existent? :D

    No idea. Not sure why they are there.

    "fastech2.exe scan" is not packing/routing netmail. It just
    exports netmails from the msgbase to the main netmail area.

    I see.

    And if you have netmails TO YOUR system in your .msg area, you
    should import them into the secondary netmail base(s). "feutil2.exe import".

    The ideal situation is that there are no netmails in your .msg area
    at all. :)

    Tomi, I found the problem. I assumed the command "fastech2 pack" packed the netmail. When I queried the command switches with "fastech2 pack ?" I found I needed to add "-P" to pack netmail or "fastech2 pack -P". It works now.

    Thanks for taking the time to try to help. (-:


    Regards,

    Joe
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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to Joe Bruchis on Mon Oct 16 16:58:09 2017
    On 10/16/17 7:16 AM, Joe Bruchis wrote:

    Tomi, I found the problem. I assumed the command "fastech2 pack"
    packed the netmail. When I queried the command switches with
    "fastech2 pack ?" I found I needed to add "-P" to pack netmail or "fastech2 pack -P". It works now.
    Cool!

    Thanks for taking the time to try to help. (-:

    No problem!

    'Tommi

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  • From Joe Bruchis@1:3828/12 to Robert Wolfe on Thu Oct 19 06:19:46 2017
    Robert Wolfe wrote in a message to Joe Bruchis:

    Joe Bruchis wrote to All <=-


    Has anyone experienced and solved a similar problem with netmail in
    FE2?

    I have in the past, but what I did to fix the problem escapes me at
    the moment. Then again, I do my netmails from within FrontDoor/2 nowadays.

    Thanks!


    Regards,

    Joe
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  • From Joe Bruchis@1:3828/12 to mark lewis on Thu Oct 19 06:20:54 2017
    mark lewis wrote in a message to Joe Bruchis:

    On 2017 Oct 15 18:28:08, you wrote to me:


    Yes. I have checked to make sure the netmail paths match in Internet
    Rex (mailer), FE and Max BBS.

    this really does sound like looping netmail areas... what are the definitions of those netmail areas you have defined... check /all/ software and let's see if we can match them up...

    All solved.. thanks for your help!

    Regards,

    Joe
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