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Subject: comp.os.msdos.mail-news FAQ (01/02) intro

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Archive-name: msdos-mail-news/intro Original-Archive-name: comma-intro Comp-os-msdos-mail-news-archive-name: intro Posting-Frequency: monthly Last-modified: 2001-Apr-07 Posting-Via: news.demon.net (mail2news) Not-Posting-Via: my connectivity provider who doesn't do news for uucp now Not-Posting-Via-The-Cable-Modem-Because: I don't want to
Comp.Os.Msdos.MAil-news == c.o.m.ma == comma FAQ == Frequently Asked Questions The FAQ lists for comp.os.msdos.mail-news can be found on the Internet: <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/comp.os.msdos.mail-news/intro> <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/comp.os.msdos.mail-news/software> <http://www.faqs.org/faqs/msdos-mail-news/intro/> <http://www.faqs.org/faqs/msdos-mail-news/software/> ======================================================================== Contents: Part 1: 1. Disclaimer 2. Spam 3. Where are the Questions? 4. Charter 5. QWK 6. `offline' 7. Related Groups/Mailing Lists 8. Books and Online Resources 9. ftp and how to get files from the Internet a. help is easy to obtain b. where to find software c. archie d. not on the Internet: accessing ftp archives e. not on the Internet: accessing archie 10. RFCs 11. announcements 12. other FAQs 13. What do the technical or jargon terms mean? 14. How can I get mail/news on my PC at home? a. I have a UNIX login, but don't want to tie up the phone lines. b. I can get a `feed' -- but what do I do with it? c. I'm reading over someone's shoulder. d. I want better software than what I've got now. 15. How can I use waffle newsreaders with other packages? 16. How can I decode proprietary Microsoft TNEF attachments? 998. spelling 999. credits Part 2: 1000. notes and index 1001. Disclaimer 1002. I want mail and/or news on msdos! what software is there? 1003. summary only - no reviews 1004. what the addresses mean 1005. maintainer index 1006. location index 2000. uucp 2001. discussion 2002. waffle 2003. uupc, uupc-msw [msw], uupc-os2 [os2] 2004. fsuucp 2005. mks-uucp 2006. internetanyw [msw] 2007. uuslave 2008. pduucp/pcuucp 2009. dcp 2010. xp/crosspoint 2011. fxuucico 2012. mail-it-rem [msw] 2013. minihost [msw] 2014. winnetmail [msw] 2015. uufree 2016. ntnetnews [nsw] 2017. uulink 3000. mail/news transport agents, batchers, servers 3001. discussion 3002. filesystem 4000. network 5000. mail/news user agents 5001. discussion 5002. filesystem 6000. network 7000. other 8000. source 8001. discussion 8002. dcp 8003. uuslave 8004. pduucp/pcuucp 8005. uupc 8006. uupc-msw 8007. uupc-os2 8008. snews 8009. hackticnr 8010. rnr 8011. winelm 8012. mit-red 8013. pcrrn 8014. smaildos 8015. pmnews 8016. snuz 8017. barbnews 8018. olsenews 8019. slnr 8020. rexxnews-os2 8021. procc 8022. wsmtpd 8023. trn 8024. trn-os2 8025. tin-os2 8026. winvn 8027. nexp 8028. mimelite 8029. wrn 8030. appsig 8031. aser 8032. solar 8033. makenews 8034. mailqueue 8035. tmailpostnews 8036. nnrnews 8037. uufree 8038. mpack 8039. mime64 8040. unpost 8041. nntpd-dvx 8042. nn-dvx 8043. brn 8044. paperboy 8045. wafpegasus 8046. edrhr 8047. newsmerg 8048. foldscan 8049. multimail ======================================================================== 1. Disclaimer Read at your own risk. The current, previous, or original authors make no claim as to fitness for any purpose or absence of any errors, and offer no warranty. Do not eat. 2. Spam you wouldn't believe how much spam I get to this address. 3. Where are the Questions? most of them are implicit. this is more of a `Frequently Wanted Information' listing than a FAQ listing. just pretend you're on `Jeopardy!', and everything will be fine. 4. Charter `` Date: Wed, 19 May 1993 19:54:41 MDT Message-ID: <930519.195441.7R5.rusnews.w164w@alpha3.ersys.edmonton.ab.ca> Subject: CFV: comp.os.msdos.mail-news Sender: tale@rodan.UU.NET Charter: [ use of `msdos' can be interpreted as `msdos and compatibles' ] [ traffic relating to ms-windows and os/2 would be welcome until such a time (if ever) that traffic warranted creation of groups under comp.os.ms-windows and/or comp.os.os2 ] on-charter topics include: - almost anything involving running uucp under msdos - almost anything involving usenet (RFC1036) under msdos - almost anything involving DNS mail (RFC822) under msdos - almost anything involving PCMAIL (RFC1056) under msdos - almost anything involving Post Office Protocol (RFC1225) under msdos similar RFCs will also be discussed, as they become available. '' note: see the section `RFCs' for updated numbers `` Date: 21 Jun 1993 16:27:00 -0400 Message-ID: <2055ikINNpg0@rodan.UU.NET> Subject: RESULT: comp.os.msdos.mail-news passes 140:21 Sender: tale@rodan.UU.NET Approved: tale@uunet.uu.net RESULT: comp.os.msdos.mail-news PASSES 140:21 '' 5. QWK as QWK has several built-in limitations in its headers, many (or most) QWK-to-news programs produce articles which are not compliant with RFC1036, thus these topics are off-charter. however, there are notices of QWK packages that get around these limitations, in much the same way normal news articles do -- by including the full text of the headers in the text, separated by a blank line. in addition, there are hopes of QWK user agents which recognize these headers and work with them as well as any non-QWK user agent. and finally, the reported official successor to QWK will support `Internet' (sic) headers. discussion of _these_ topics is, of course, directly on-charter. 6. `offline' the word `offline' means different things to different people, and it seems sometimes that neither group understands what the other is talking about. naturally, this leads to confusion. for some, `offline' means: using local processing power to compose messages locally, manage files, and do various other things, instead of using your PC as a $10 surplus terminal. this is often accomplished using such tools as uucp. for others, `offline' goes further, and means: using local processing power to do things, without having the PC set up as a distinct site. very, very similar tasks are done in very, very similar (but occasionally weirdly incompatible) ways. this is often accomplished using such tools as uqwk. there is a very good standards document available known as `soup12.zip' which outlines a way to eliminate some of the incompatibilities. (see the section on `ftp' for how to find a location near you.) soup (simple offline usenet packets) is based on hdpf/hpf (helldiver packet format) and an enhanced hdpf named slnp (simple little news packets). I will attempt to avoid use of the word `offline' here. ==begin FAQ caption== From: Rahul Dhesi <dhesi@rahul.net> Newsgroups: comp.mail.pine,news.software.readers,comp.mail.misc Message-ID: <3k6bv8$t4d@hustle.rahul.net> Date: 15 Mar 1995 09:28:08 GMT Suppose I have a high-powered Sun machine that gets, oh, 6 incoming newsfeeds totalling a couple of hundred megs a day. If I read or post news on it, am I reading or posting offline? (Probably not, you might say.) What if I cut it down to, say 2 incoming news feeds and 50 megs a day? One incoming newsfeed and 3 megs a day? A sporadic incoming newsfeed that's rather selective based on my tastes, a couple of hundred kbytes a day? Just what is meant by offline news reading? ==end FAQ caption== 7. Related Groups/Mailing Lists (note: these are suggestions for posting, not laws. but people do tend to be happier when everyone is on-charter, I would guess.) comp.os.os2.mail-news Mail and news apps/utils (on- & offline) under OS/2. - OS/2-specific mail and news issues comp.bbs.waffle The Waffle BBS and USENET system on all platforms. - anything to do with waffle probably should be at least crossposted here. alt.usenet.offline-reader Offline readers for usenet - ``I have an account, but want to read news without tying up the phone line - how can I do it?'' alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent Discussion of Forte, Inc.'s Agent offline readers - Forte's Agent and Free Agent readers alt.comp.shareware.nettamer - Net-Tamer news.software.readers Discussion of software used to read network news. - news-reading software comp.mail.uucp Mail in the uucp network environment. - uucp software, and using mail with it comp.mail.misc General discussions about computer mail. - mail in general comp.os.ms-windows.apps.winsock.mail \ for the use of winsock-compatible comp.os.ms-windows.apps.winsock.news > mail, news, and other applications comp.os.ms-windows.apps.winsock.misc / (including SLIP/PPP access) comp.protocols.tcp-ip.ibmpc TCP/IP for IBM(-like) personal computers. - ``how do I get SLIP working under msdos? ftp? telnet?'' comp.mail.pegasus-mail.misc Pegasus Mail for DOS and Macs, and Mercury Mail. comp.mail.pegasus-mail.ms-windows Discussion of Pegasus Mail for Windows. - anything to do with Pegasus or Mercury should at least be crossposted here. bit.listserv.pmail Pegasus Mail Discussions. - Pegasus mail in general to get via mail, from `ListServ@ua1vm.ua.edu': Send a message with text of `SUBSCRIBE PMAIL Firstname Lastname' comp.mail.eudora.ms-windows Eudora email software for MS Windows. - Eudora (appears intended to replace the Eudora mailing list) windows-eudora-forum@qualcomm.com Eudora - to subscribe, send mail to majordomo@qualcomm.com with `subscribe windows-eudora-forum' in the body de.comm.software.crosspoint - Discussion of Crosspoint (XP) <not-given>@ua1vm.ua.edu Mercury to subscribe, mail LISTSERV@UA1VM.UA.EDU any Subject, with the message body containing only the line (no sig!) SUBSCRIBE MERCURY Firstname Lastname msmail-l@yaleVm.YCC.yale.edu Microsoft Mail - anything to do with ms-mail CCMAIL-L@VM1.ucc.okstate.edu cc:Mail Interest Group - anything to do with cc:mail - send a message to LISTSERV@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU with "subscribe CCMAIL-L Full Name" to subscribe - rumor has it that address is now listserv@listserv.okstate.edu uupc-info@kew.com uupc - send mail to uupc-info-request@kew.com to subscribe/unsubscribe. zipnews-users@nlbbs.com zipnews - send mail to list-server@nlbbs.com to subscribe/unsubscribe. fsuucp@ivanova.punk.net fsuucp - send mail to fsuucp-request@ivanova.punk.net to subscribe/unsubscribe. # (old) # fsuucp@toys.fubarsys.com fsuucp # - send mail to fsuucp-request@toys.fubarsys.com to subscribe/unsubscribe. fx-list@tau-ceti.isc-br.com fxuucico - send mail to fx-list-request@tau-ceti.isc-br.com to subscribe/unsubscribe. <not-given>@jpunix.com rnf - send email to listserv@jpunix.com to subscribe/unsubscribe. majordomo@iowegia.des-moines.ia.us solar - To subscribe, send mail to majordomo@iowegia.des-moines.ia.us with `subscribe solar' in the body of the message. yarn-list@lists.colorado.edu yarn - To subscribe, send mail to listproc@lists.colorado.edu with the contents of the message being `subscribe yarn-list <your-full-name>' vmail-l@vansys.com V-MailServer - To join the list, send the command `subscribe vmail-l' in the body of the message, to mail-server@vansys.com. Or, send the command `HELP'. waffos2-l@slic.cts.com Waffle on OS/2 - send mail to `server@slic.cts.com'. In the body on the first two lines enter: `join WaffOS2-L' and `quit' (case is not important). wsomr-l@gigo.com wsomr - to subscribe, mail listserv@gigo.com -- in the body put `subscribe wsomr-l' - to get digest format, mail listserv@gigo.com -- in the body put `subscribe wsomr-d' <not-given>@mvmpc9.ciw.uni-karlsruhe.de uka_ppp - to subscribe mail to listserv@mvmpc9.ciw.uni-karlsruhe.de with "subscribe uka_ppp" in subject or body <not-given>@wcape.school.za uuplan - To join the list, email majordomo@wcape.school.za with the message subscribe uuplan-users waffle@thwj.ol.ni.schule.de Deutsch waffle - To register write to: listserv@thwj.ol.ni.schule.de First line of message text: GET WAFFLE (these following ones seem to be permanently down -- no response) snews-dev-l@invlogic.com snews - send mail to listserv@invlogic.com to subscribe/unsubscribe. seems oriented more towards developers/power users. pc-uucp-l@invlogic.com snews - Send a message to listserv@invlogic.com with a body of "SUBSCRIBE PC-UUCP-L" for discussions on this software. (not sure how drastically this is intended to be different from snews-dev-l, and the name seems misleading) 8. Books and Online Resources there are a large number of books on every shelf I've seen about how to connect your PC to the Internet via SLIP, and a lot of them come with sampler packs. there are other FAQs that list them. I want to concentrate on books which cover uucp, or focus on mail/news, not on a run-of-the-mill SLIP connection. DOS User's Guide to the Internet ISBN 0-13-106783-3 Includes disk with uucp, mail, and news software Mortice Kern Software info@mks.com is about uucp, not Internet > From: tiptrie@cygnus.wa.com (Bob Tiptrie) > Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.mail-news > Message-ID: <960122.204503.1M4.rusnews.w165w@cygnus.wa.com> > Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 20:45:03 PDT > A note on [DOS User's Guide to the Internet]: I purchased > this a couple of years ago. Overall it's fine, but the > mailreader is terribly broken and is not likely to be made > to work soon -- if ever. The news-handler they promised was > (if I remember right) sold to another outfit. > Don't expect to get a full working UUCP with the software > included with this book -- contact MKS first! Low Cost E-Mail with UUCP ISBN 0-442-01849-5 Includes disk with uucp, mail, and news shareware Copyright date 1995 Van Nostrand Reinhold 115 Fifth Ave. NY NY 10003 or Nelson Canada 1120 Birchmount Road Scarborough, Ontario Canada M1K 5G4 +1 416 752 9100 x 444 emai simtelnet:msdos/mailnews/em_ai111.zip > EM_AI v1.11 is a monthly publication that is a menu driven executable > manual for accessing the Internet by email with search and save and > print features. The manual contains Dr. Bob's and Gerald E. Boyd's > offline access to the Internet, pix4u and email4u manuals, in easy to > search and save and print format. The manual also contains email > letters from mailing list that provide useful information and troubled > problems that others have had with workable solutions to accessing the > Internet by email. 9. ftp and how to get files from the Internet 9a. help is easy to obtain there are many good introductory materials on how to use ftp and transfer files around the Internet (and beyond). some are available as books in your local library/bookstore (go ahead, ask the person behind the counter), and some are available as other FAQ files. if you're confused, your best first action is to ask someone locally. ask the person or machine from whom/which you got this file you're reading right now for help. they're a lot more likely to know the commands that will work for you than anyone across the planet. or, if it's 4 a.m., you might try sending mail to the id ``mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu''. if prompted for a Subject: to use, just use ``help''. when entering text, just use one line, and again, just use ``help''. if you have a web browser, it will probably ftp files for you automatically, and you can skip this section. if you're on an Internet-connected machine, you might want to try going through the following, to see if it works. if not, your best bet is again: asking someone local who's in the know. (we'll assume your email address is chris@some.site for this section) you see something like... you type... ---------------------- -------- % ftp rtfm.mit.edu ftp: Command not found. (well, it won't work. talk to someone local.) CONNECTED to random-name.mit.edu. 200 random-name FTP server ready. Name (rtfm.mit.edu:chris): anonymous 331 Guest login ok, send e-mail address as password. Password: chris@some.site 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply. ftp> cd /pub/usenet 250 CWD successful ftp> cd news.announce.newusers 250 CWD successful ftp> ls 200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list. [lots and lots of file names you can grab] 226 Transfer complete. 2048 bytes received in 2.00 seconds (1.0 Kbytes/s) ftp> hash Hash mark printing on (1024 bytes/hash mark). ftp> binary 200 Type set to I. ftp> bell Bell mode on. ftp> get Answers_to_Frequently_Asked_Questions_about_Usenet faq old name ^^^ new name ^^^ 200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening binary mode connection for Answers_to_Frequently_Asked_Qu estions_about_Usenet (40960 bytes). ###################...#### 226 Transfer complete. local: faq remote: Answers_to_Frequently_Asked_Questions_about_Usenet 40960 bytes received in 40.0 seconds (1.0 Kbytes/s) ftp> close 221 Goodbye. ftp> quit % more faq not all of those steps were absolutely necessary, but they work. 9b. where to find software much of the software discussed in c.o.m.ma can be obtained via ftp from these (and many other) places: ftp.gte.com:/pub ftp.halcyon.com:/pub/waffle ftp.coast.net:/Coast/msdos/uucp (also waffle, offlinemail) {following 3 are unknown -- simtel was coast.net, then simtel.net} wuarchive.wustl.edu:/systems/ibmpc/msdos/uucp ftp.uu.net:/systems/ibmpc/msdos/simtel/uucp oak.oakland.edu:/SimTel/msdos/uucp {following 2 are unknown -- cica=>winsite.com} ftp.cica.indiana.edu:/pub/pc/win3 gatekeeper.dec.com:/pub/micros/msdos/win3 ftp.coast.net:/Coast/win3/winsock (also offline) 9c. archie for help with archie, which can locate files for you on ftp sites world-wide, send mail to (for instance) archie@archie.rutgers.edu archie@archie.sura.net archie@archie.mcgill.ca [the original site] for a Subject: line, use `help', and in the text of the message, just use one line -- `help'. there may an archie server nearer to you. any of these will be able to tell you. you may already have an `archie' command installed on your machine. you will likely get quicker responses from the server if you do, and you use that version instead. but it's up to your system administrator and network connection. 9d. not on the Internet: accessing ftp archives first, ask someone local -- they may already have the files you need! (obviously, most of the following methods will cost you phone charges of some sort, an access charge, or both. know the charges before transferring files) for the (old) simtel collection: - many BBSs carry the CD-ROM copy, and allow free X/Y/Zmodem downloads - Detroit Download Central +1 313 885 3956 allows X/Y/Zmodem downloads - ftp.uu.net 1-900-GOT-SRCS allows anonymous uucp (id uucp, no password) use `uucp uunet!~/help uunet-help' for the help file waffle and offlinemail portions only: - remote.halcyon.com allowed anonymous uucp (id: nuucp, password: nuucp) use `uucp remote!~/00-index.txt .' for the master file list for anon uucp note that remote also carries the ftp.halcyon.com collection! [currently unavailable, hoped to return] for other collections: there is a common service known as `ftp-by-mail' -- it allows you to transfer files through email. keep in mind that most mail transfer setups are designed for very short messages (most mail that I get here is under 4k), and that ftp-by-mail systems will happily send a 2 meg file all at once (usually, it will be in a lot of pieces, but it still takes unexpected amounts of disk space to store them). thus, I (personally) recommend this be used only when clear permission has been obtained from the place that would be most affected by doing this. I repeat: check with the person who runs your site, or if you run your own site, check with the site(s) that you connect to that would also have to bear the burden. once you have everyone's ok, send mail to any of the many archive servers to get started. for instance, for archive-server@halcyon.com the subject=`help', text=one line, `help'. 9e. not on the Internet: accessing archie you can send mail to archie@<the archie server you want to use>, whether you're on the Internet or not. 10. RFCs RFC stands for ``Request For Comment''. the RFCs are numbered documents which lay out proposed standards for how machines can communicate over the Internet (more or less). if you are writing any news or mail software, you definitely want to (actually, need to!) consult the relevant RFCs. this is not only the case if your machine is directly connected to the Internet, but also if you intend to generate mail or news that may travel over the Internet at some point. they can be obtained via ftp from these (and many other) places: wuarchive.wustl.edu:/doc/rfc/rfc822.txt.Z /doc/rfc/rfc1036.txt.Z /doc/rfc/rfc1123.txt.Z ftp.uu.net:/inet/rfc/rfc822.Z /inet/rfc/rfc1036.Z /inet/rfc/rfc1123.Z ftp.zoo.utoronto.ca:/pub/news.txt.Z (this is a draft of 1036's successor) other RFCs of interest: rfc1939: POP (Post Office Protocol) rfc2060: IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) 11. announcements much of the software discussed in comma is available for ftp and announced in the group `comp.archives.msdos.announce'. when sending in the announcement, please take a moment to indicate at the top which groups you feel the announcement should be crossposted to (eg. comp.os.msdos.mail-news, or alt.usenet.offline-reader, or comp.bbs.waffle). this makes the c.a.m.a moderator's job easier, as well as allowing everyone who reads comma and c.a.m.a to see the announcements only once. a c.a.m.a moderator writes: > If the uploader includes the Usenet "Newsgroups: " and "Folloup-To: " > information either in the header or as the first two lines of the upload > announcement that is mailed to me, it will be automatically used for the > posting - unless it is inappropriate, in which case it will be edited to > delete the inappropriate newsgroup(s). 12. other FAQs many FAQs are found at rtfm.mit.edu:/pub/usenet/ -- abbreviated to just `rtfm:' below: rtfm:comp.bbs.waffle/Waffle_Frequently_Asked_Questions_(FAQ) rtfm:news.admin.misc/How_to_become_a_USENET_site rtfm:comp.mail.uucp/UUCP_Internals_Frequently_Asked_Questions rtfm:alt.usenet.offline-reader/intro rtfm:alt.usenet.offline-reader/software rtfm:alt.usenet.offline-reader/yet-another-faq rtfm:news.answers/ibmpc-tcp-ip The Good Netkeeping Seal of Approval http://www2.thecia.net/users/rnewman/Good-Netkeeping-Seal http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Ejs/gnksa/ http://http.bsd.uchicago.edu/%7Etwpierce/news/ 13. What do the technical or jargon terms mean? UUCP Unix-to-Unix cp (copy) rmail rnews NNTP Network News Transport Protocol SMTP Simple Mail Transport Protocol POP Post Office Protocol; Point of Presence IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol feed RFC Request For Comment MIME Multimedia Internet Mail Extensions 14. How can I get mail/news on my PC at home? 14a. I have a UNIX login, but don't want to tie up the phone lines. [not only will you not tie up the phone lines, but you'll be able to use your favorite editor, take your time formulating and revising text, easily archive all your outoing messages, etc.] check out alt.usenet.offline-reader -- this may be the easiest solution for you. it requires little or no effort on your admin's part, if your system lets you compile and execute random C source, but the tools currently available may not be what you're looking for if you want more than `n' groups (where `n' ranges widely for different people) or, you could ask for a `mail feed' or `news feed' and see: 14b. I can get a `feed' -- but what do I do with it? you'll need to know a little about it -- is the data transmitted to you via the UUCP standard, or the NNTP standard? UUCP is a general-purpose file transfer protocol, and often comes with programs to handle (also called `transfer', `unbatch', or `toss') mail and news. NNTP transfers news over an Internet Protocol connection (and for info on how to get one of those, check out comp.protocols.tcp-ip.ibmpc). 14c. I'm reading over someone's shoulder. will their site give you a feed? will they give one the person whose shoulder it is you're reading over, so they could feed you? 14d. I want better software than what I've got now. what is it compatible with? there's probably something out there already. 15. How can I use waffle newsreaders with other packages? for reading only: I've done this with two packages, myself (alpha3!commafaq). rnr is much easier, since you can just pass it all the stuff it needs on the command-line, in environment variables, or in a config file. of course, rnr now works with waffle and uupc natively. (for software locations, see that part of the Comma FAQ) for helldiver, you have to also fake a password file: first: get rnr and read the section in rnr.doc on how to use rnr without waffle installed. then, create a dummy password file for helldiver in waffle/admin/ that is of this format: <256 bytes of random junk>username#10#10#10#10#10Your Full Name#10 `username' is your user id `#10' is ascii 10 -- the LF `Your Full Name' is your human-readable name make sure the file size ends up a multiple of 256 bytes (not necessary possibly, but sure can't hurt) I think that's what I did to make it work, but it's been a while now and I may have missed a step. 16. How can I decode proprietary Microsoft TNEF attachments? (TNEF=Transport-Neutral Encapsulation Format) see <ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/developr/MAPI/UTIL/TNEFDUMP/td32.exe> 998. spelling it's == it is, it has. "It's a nice day." "It's been great." its ~= his, her, their. "The dog is chasing its rival." you're == you are, you were. "You're right." your ~= his, her, their. "You should watch your spelling." lose == make not findable "Don't lose your watch." (pron. looz) loose == not well-fastened "The steering wheel is loose." (pron. looss) they're == they are "They're crazy." their ~= his, her, your "The dogs are chasing their rivals." there == a place or situation "He is over there." "There is no food." supersedes has no c. definitely has no a. compatible and compatibility each have an a, but only one. don't use "'s" to make a plural -- "two car's" and "two RFC's" are both wrong 999. credits many software entries were found in: Setting up SLIP clients under DOS / Windows by ashok@biochemistry.cwru.edu comp.protocols.tcp-ip.ibmpc FAQlet Posting by aboba@world.std.com comp.mail.mime FAQ by tim@pipex.net comp.bbs.waffle FAQ by fenner@cmf.nrl.navy.mil list of IMAP software by mrc@Tomobiki-Cho.CAC.Washington.EDU LAN Mail Protocols Summary by jmwobus@mailbox.syr.edu