Mac DOS: Description and Features of MS-DOS Mail Client

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Microsoft Mail allows Macintosh and MS-DOS workstation users who areconnected to the AppleTalk network to communicate with each other through aMail server on a Macintosh. Because all mail messages are stored on theMacintosh server, large amounts of disk storage area (other than theMacintosh server) are not necessary on the workstations.

With the Microsoft Mail MS-DOS client, you can do the following:

  • Send and receive electronic messages
  • Send files created by other applications with your messages
  • Forward messages and files to other users
  • Save messages as text files that you can work with in text editor programs
  • Print messages directly from the Mail MS-DOS workstation to a local printer.
The two main components of a Mail MS-DOS workstation are the Notifier andthe mailbox. The Notifier is a memory-resident program that allows you torun Mail in the background while you run other applications. With theNotifier loaded in memory, you can be alerted when new mail arrives in yourmailbox through the display of an alert window or an audible beep, or both.

The mailbox contains the messages and files you've received from other mailusers. These messages and files are stored on the Macintosh server. Whenyou open your mailbox, the server transfers the messages and files to yourMS-DOS workstation computer. When you send messages and files to anotheruser, they are deposited in the user's mailbox on the server.
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Article ID: 37929 - Last Review: 01/10/2015 10:53:04 - Revision: 2.1

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