• BBS Mail through email client?

    From Tristan B. Kildaire@1:19/25 to Fidonet.BBS_INTERNET on Fri Nov 18 14:03:34 2016
    Is there a way to setup your email client to fetch your BBS mail?
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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Tristan B. Kildaire on Sat Nov 19 08:25:00 2016
    Tristan B. Kildaire wrote to Fidonet.BBS_INTERNET <=-

    Is there a way to setup your email client to fetch your BBS mail?

    Depends what BBS software you're accessing. Some software, such as Synchronet will let you access netmail using an email client. Other software (e.g. Mystic) will only let you access local messages via POP/SMTP.

    I'm not aware of a way to a way to access echomail via POP/SMTP, but they can be accessed on a lot of systems using NNTP with a newsreader. Both Synchronet and Mystic support NNTP access, and other systems could use JAMNNTPD. On your end, Thunderbird can be configured to access NNTP.


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Tristan B. Kildaire on Fri Nov 18 17:36:04 2016

    18 Nov 16 14:03, you wrote to Fidonet.BBS_INTERNET:

    Is there a way to setup your email client to fetch your BBS mail?

    that depends on the BBS software... it is likely also limited to only private mail... private mail being FTN netmail which is similar to internet email...

    FTN echomail is similar to internet news... some email clients also function as
    news clients... some BBS systems offer their echomail areas in a news format...
    the most common "problem" is that a BBS maintains the last read pointers of its
    users... news cannot do that as there is no facillity to pass that information from the client back to the server for storage... news clients maintain their own last read pointers...

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  • From Tristan B. Kildaire@1:227/201 to Tony Langdon on Sat Nov 19 11:01:06 2016
    On 2016-11-19 12:25 AM, Tony Langdon wrote:
    Tristan B. Kildaire wrote to Fidonet.BBS_INTERNET <=-

    Is there a way to setup your email client to fetch your BBS mail?

    Depends what BBS software you're accessing. Some software, such as
    Synchronet
    will let you access netmail using an email client. Other software (e.g. Mystic) will only let you access local messages via POP/SMTP.

    I'm not aware of a way to a way to access echomail via POP/SMTP, but they can be accessed on a lot of systems using NNTP with a newsreader. Both
    Synchronet
    and Mystic support NNTP access, and other systems could use JAMNNTPD. On
    your
    end, Thunderbird can be configured to access NNTP.


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    Yes. I am using NNTP right now. But my SysOp says he disabled the e-mail service for the e-mail clients because of spam he encountered.
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  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/18 to Tristan B. Kildaire on Fri Dec 2 07:11:52 2016
    Is there a way to setup your email client to fetch your BBS mail?

    If your BBS software supports NNTP and your email client is also your
    NNTP reader (Thunderbird comes to mind).

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  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/18 to Tony Langdon on Fri Dec 2 07:12:36 2016
    Depends what BBS software you're accessing. Some software, such as Synchron

    will let you access netmail using an email client. Other software (e.g. Mystic) will only let you access local messages via POP/SMTP.

    I'm not aware of a way to a way to access echomail via POP/SMTP, but they ca

    be accessed on a lot of systems using NNTP with a newsreader. Both Synchron

    and Mystic support NNTP access, and other systems could use JAMNNTPD. On yo

    end, Thunderbird can be configured to access NNTP.

    WINServer can support NNTP as well :)

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Robert Wolfe on Sat Dec 3 16:20:00 2016
    Robert Wolfe wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    end, Thunderbird can be configured to access NNTP.

    WINServer can support NNTP as well :)

    Cool, I've never used it, the name suggests it wouldn't be compatible with my environment. :)


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  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/18 to Tony Langdon on Sat Dec 3 10:16:44 2016
    Cool, I've never used it, the name suggests it wouldn't be compatible with m

    environment. :)

    Which is? If it's Linux, sure it can :) Just run it in a VM :)

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  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/18 to Tony Langdon on Sat Dec 3 10:17:18 2016
    WINServer can support NNTP as well :)

    Cool, I've never used it, the name suggests it wouldn't be compatible with m

    environment. :)

    WINServer is short for "Wildcat! Interactive Net Server". But, yes, it
    is a Windows piece of software.

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Robert Wolfe on Sun Dec 4 06:39:00 2016
    Robert Wolfe wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    Which is? If it's Linux, sure it can :) Just run it in a VM :)

    Not the sort of thing you do on a Pi. :P


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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Robert Wolfe on Sun Dec 4 06:41:00 2016
    Robert Wolfe wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    WINServer is short for "Wildcat! Interactive Net Server". But, yes, it
    is a Windows piece of software.

    Yeah, I do recall taking a look at it a while back too, out of curiosity. All my BBSs run on a Pi board of some fruity flavour - Banana and Raspberry. ;)


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  • From Sampsa Laine@2:250/7 to Tony Langdon on Sun Dec 4 03:23:00 2016
    Tony Langdon wrote to Robert Wolfe <=-

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    Robert Wolfe wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    Which is? If it's Linux, sure it can :) Just run it in a VM :)

    Not the sort of thing you do on a Pi. :P

    Well the latest Pi's have fairly beefy processors on them, I'm sure
    you could run QEMU and get them to boot Win2k3 Server which is
    sufficient to run WINServer.

    Not saying it's a good idea, just saying it's doable on a Pi :)

    Sampsa

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  • From Dave Vandermeer@1:249/275 to Tony Langdon on Sun Dec 4 14:51:54 2016

    Not the sort of thing you do on a Pi. :P


    true dat... I cant even run UAE on Pi 3... still too slow

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Dave Vandermeer on Mon Dec 5 08:25:00 2016
    Dave Vandermeer wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    Not the sort of thing you do on a Pi. :P


    true dat... I cant even run UAE on Pi 3... still too slow

    UAE???


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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to Tony Langdon on Sun Dec 4 23:18:26 2016
    Hi Tony!

    05 Dec 2016 08:25, from Tony Langdon -> Dave Vandermeer:

    Not the sort of thing you do on a Pi. :P
    true dat... I cant even run UAE on Pi 3... still too slow
    UAE???

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Richard Menedetter on Mon Dec 5 11:05:00 2016
    Richard Menedetter wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    Not the sort of thing you do on a Pi. :P
    true dat... I cant even run UAE on Pi 3... still too slow
    UAE???

    Ubiquitous Amiga Emulator

    Ahh, OK, cool.


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  • From Dave Vandermeer@1:249/275 to Tony Langdon on Wed Dec 7 01:37:04 2016

    true dat... I cant even run UAE on Pi 3... still too slow

    UAE???


    Yea The Universal Amiga Emulator (UAE, FS-UAE, E-UAE)

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Dave Vandermeer on Wed Dec 7 20:27:00 2016
    Dave Vandermeer wrote to Tony Langdon <=-


    true dat... I cant even run UAE on Pi 3... still too slow

    UAE???


    Yea The Universal Amiga Emulator (UAE, FS-UAE, E-UAE)

    No dramas. :)


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  • From Chad Adams@1:130/505 to Sampsa Laine on Wed Dec 7 13:22:00 2016
    On 12/04/16, Sampsa Laine said the following...

    Tony Langdon wrote to Robert Wolfe <=-

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    Robert Wolfe wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    Which is? If it's Linux, sure it can :) Just run it in a VM :)

    Not the sort of thing you do on a Pi. :P

    Well the latest Pi's have fairly beefy processors on them, I'm sure
    you could run QEMU and get them to boot Win2k3 Server which is
    sufficient to run WINServer.

    You can.. I have done it. I have no idea why I ruined a perfectly good PI putting a Windoze os on it but I wanted to see. it ran ok.

    Id stick with linux tho!

    :)
    -Ayex

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Chad Adams on Thu Dec 8 07:55:00 2016
    Chad Adams wrote to Sampsa Laine <=-

    You can.. I have done it. I have no idea why I ruined a perfectly good
    PI putting a Windoze os on it but I wanted to see. it ran ok.

    LOL indeed! ;)


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