> I have a question about reading mail on my vax account.
>1. I've got a PPP connection plus some nice mail programs (windows)
>to read mail. But when I enter my host name and address as the mail
>server it say cannot open POP mail. What should I enter for the
>host address as the mail server? (I wish I can buy one of those idiot's
You'll have to ask the person who runs your host and its mail server.
None of us knows.
Quote:>2. My friend tells me our vac account does not have POP mail system
>so that I cannot read mail over the network connection unless I transfer
>my mail to another system where I have POP mail system. Is this true?
Ask you friend who told him, and decide whether you can trust either of
them. Or ask the person who runs the vax on which you have an account.
He'll probably know whether he's installed a POP mail system.
Quote:>3. If yes for Q.2 then is there a way to transfer may mail to the second
>account (I do have a account on a unix machine which has POP mail)
>automatically? So that I don't have worry about trasferring by myself
If you know how to send mail from your vax account to your unix account
(and I think you know by now who I think you should ask if you don't)
you can forward your mail from the vax to the unix machine. From the VMS
Mail program (which you run by typing MAIL at the DCL prompt), enter a
set forward xxx
Replace xxx with the address that you would use to send mail to your
unix account. You will very likely have to put quotes around this
address. If you do, and if the address already has any quotes (which it
frequently does in these situations), double each of the existing
quotes. As a typical example, if your unix account is at the address
just punctuation), then a typical way to send mail to that account from
a vax is to send it to
(Guess who to ask what to put in for zz?)
In this case, you'd type the following command in the VMS Mail program:
Notice the doubling of the original quotes, and a new set around the
Once you've done this, send mail to yourself and see if it arrives.
(Give it a little time, there's no telling how messy the process of
getting it there really is.)
>Can anyone of you please help me???
The person who runs your vax can mostly likely help you. If your mail to
yourself doesn't get to the unix box, ask him, not us, because we can't
tell why it didn't work.
Phone/Fax: (800)255-2762, (913)776-4041 615 McCall Road