• Does QWK(E) store read messages?

    From candycane@VERT/BTTMLSS to All on Sun Aug 27 03:15:00 2023
    Hi,
    I was wondering if QWK stores the messages you read into the REP packet? Do
    you need to use QWKE?

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  • From Dan Clough@VERT to candycane on Sun Aug 27 08:06:00 2023
    candycane wrote to All <=-

    Hi,
    I was wondering if QWK stores the messages you read into the REP
    packet? Do you need to use QWKE?

    This question doesn't make too much sense to me, but I'll try... The REP packet contains your *REPLIES* to messages that you've read. If you
    read a packet of messages but don't make any replies, there won't be a
    REP generated.

    The QWKE format really has nothing to do with REP packets, per se. It's
    a specification that includes additional headers/info/kludges in the
    packets exchanged between the user and the BBS.



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  • From candycane@VERT/BTTMLSS to Dan Clough on Sun Aug 27 12:14:00 2023
    This question doesn't make too much sense to me, but I'll try... The REP packet contains your *REPLIES* to messages that you've read. If you
    read a packet of messages but don't make any replies, there won't be a REP generated.

    Oh, ok. So downloading messages automatically marks them as read?

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to CANDYCANE on Sun Aug 27 07:31:00 2023
    I was wondering if QWK stores the messages you read into the REP packet? Do you need to use QWKE?

    No, REP packets only contain responses from you, including messages and requested to add/drop areas (and maybe others?). REP packets do not
    include the messages you only read and don't respond to.


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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to candycane on Sun Aug 27 18:09:00 2023
    candycane wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    This question doesn't make too much sense to me, but I'll try... The REP packet contains your *REPLIES* to messages that you've read. If you
    read a packet of messages but don't make any replies, there won't be a
    REP generated.

    Oh, ok. So downloading messages automatically marks them as read?

    Yes, that is correct.



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