[mailhist-discuss] more mail related from 1975 ARPAnet Handbook

Suzanne Johnson fuhn at pobox.com
Mon Apr 2 13:40:43 PDT 2012



In hopes of triggering memory/discussion, here are other mail related 
programs that were documented in the ARPAnet Handbook in 1975:

BANANARD
Message Handling system that allows the user to read and organize his 
mail file.  Written by Marty Yonke. OFFICE-1, SRI-AI, SRI-ARC, 
SUMEX-AIM, UTAH-10

BULK
Reads in a distribution list and allows bulk mailing. Distribution is 
according to class specifications.  More than one class can be 
selected and mail is sent to all users in the union of classes.
CMU-10A, CMU-10B

MAILER
Delivers queued mail.  All TENEX hosts.

MAILSTAT
Manages queued and undeliverable mail files.  All TENEX hosts.

MAILSYS
Mail handling system designed by BBN.  BBN-TENEX, BBN-TENEXA, 
BBN-TENEXB, BBN-TENEXD, SUMEX-AIM

MESSAGE
SRI's NLS subsystem  MESSAGE allows the user to convert TENEX sndmsgs 
to NLS file structure.  Extensive manipulation of this NLS file is 
then possible.  The user can also send mail (SNDMSG) from the MESSAGE 
subsystem to the network by submitting NLS files or parts of files. 
Conversion from NLS to sequential text files is automatic. 
BBN-TENEXB, OFFICE-1, USC-ISIC

MSG
Message handling program for TENEX systems written at ISI.  Easy to 
use with many useful features.  BBN-TENEX, BBN-TENEXA, BBN-TENEXB, 
BBN-TENEXD, OFFICE-1, PARC-MAXC, SRI-AI, SUMEX-AIM,USC-ISIA, 
USC-ISIB, USC-ISIC

RD
TECO-based mail reading program.  Most TENEX hosts.

READMAIL
Subsystem which allows user to read and manage MESSAGE.TXT files. 
All TENEX hosts.

SENDMAIL
A subsystem in SRI's NLS system that allows the user to send messages 
and documents to a list of people known to NLS and to have these 
messages and documents cataloged and stored in the NLS Journal if so 
desired.  The recipients may receive offline hardcopy, notice of the 
item in their online initial file, or the item itself if it is short. 
BBN-TENEX, OFFICE-1, SRI-AI, USC-ISIC

SNDMSG
Message handling system for TENEX hosts written by J.  Sussman of 
BBN.  Messages are in the form of an interoffice memo.  All TENEX 
sites.

Hope this helps and will stir some recollections.

   --Suzanne Johnson



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