• netmail via nntp

    From Carlos Navarro@VERT to All on Mon Aug 21 16:31:39 2023
    Hi,

    Is it possible to have access to FTN netmail via Synchronet's NNTP server?

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Carlos Navarro on Mon Aug 21 10:19:15 2023
    Re: netmail via nntp
    By: Carlos Navarro to All on Mon Aug 21 2023 04:31 pm

    Is it possible to have access to FTN netmail via Synchronet's NNTP server?

    For Sysops, yes. That's what the -mail option for the nntpservice does: https://wiki.synchro.net/service:nntp
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  • From Carlos Navarro@VERT to Digital Man on Mon Aug 21 19:42:40 2023
    Is it possible to have access to FTN netmail via Synchronet's
    NNTP server?
    For Sysops, yes. That's what the -mail option for the nntpservice
    does: https://wiki.synchro.net/service:nntp

    I see, thanks.

    Any plans to make netmail available for normal (nntp) users?


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Carlos Navarro on Mon Aug 21 20:27:04 2023
    Re: netmail via nntp
    By: Carlos Navarro to Digital Man on Mon Aug 21 2023 07:42 pm

    Is it possible to have access to FTN netmail via Synchronet's
    NNTP server?
    For Sysops, yes. That's what the -mail option for the nntpservice
    does: https://wiki.synchro.net/service:nntp

    I see, thanks.

    Any plans to make netmail available for normal (nntp) users?

    That'd be kind of weird. You can't *send* FTN netmail via NNTP, so the user would have no way to reply. News (nntp) readers aren't really expecting 1:1 (e.g. netmail) messaging in the first place.
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DIGITAL MAN on Tue Aug 22 08:30:00 2023
    Is it possible to have access to FTN netmail via Synchronet's
    NNTP server?
    For Sysops, yes. That's what the -mail option for the nntpservice does: https://wiki.synchro.net/service:nntp

    I see, thanks.

    Any plans to make netmail available for normal (nntp) users?

    That'd be kind of weird. You can't *send* FTN netmail via NNTP, so the user wo
    d have no way to reply. News (nntp) readers aren't really expecting 1:1 (e.g. tmail) messaging in the first place.

    Yeah, back in the day, one would have replied via e-mail for a 1:1 reply
    from a usenet message.


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  • From Carlos Navarro@VERT to Digital Man on Sun Aug 27 18:35:25 2023
    21 Aug 2023 20:27, you wrote to me:

    Any plans to make netmail available for normal (nntp) users?

    That'd be kind of weird. You can't *send* FTN netmail via NNTP, so the user would have no way to reply. News (nntp) readers aren't really expecting 1:1 (e.g. netmail) messaging in the first place.

    Of course it'd be more complicated than making netmail available to terminal or web-interface users... But if you use NNTP to participate in echomail areas, it may be convenient to have access to netmail.

    JamNNTPd's author found a way to do it:

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    6.7 Netmail
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    JamNNTPd now also supports netmail. In netmail areas, users can only read messages to or from one of the names configured in the jamnntpd.users file. Replies to netmails are handled transparently and the name and address of
    the recipient are taken from the original message. When a user wants to write
    a new netmail, the name and address of the recipient are specified on the
    first line of the new message using this format:

    To: name,address

    Example:

    To: Johan Billing, 2:15/87

    A To: line can also be used to specify an alternative recipient in both
    netmail and echomail areas.

    ==========================

    ( https://github.com/ftnapps/jamnntpd/ )


    Carlos

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