MAILBOOK Online User Guide: Communicating with Other People

Communicating With Other People

Using the MailBook system will be very easy. As a VM user you have the capability of communicating with other people who are also VM users. You can send mail, messages, and files and receive mail, messages, and files.

When you send and receive mail, you are using electronic mail.

Before you can communicate with another user you must know his or her userid, which is the name with which a user logs onto the system.

If the person you wish to communicate with is on another computer system, then you will also need to know the name of the other system or domain. You can most easily get this information from the person who will receive your mail.

The NAMES command helps you to keep track of your correspondents' electronic addresses (userids and domains), obtain heading information for your outgoing mail, and specify special notebook files for saving your correspondence.

The MAIL command enables you to read, reply to, forward, print, and save your incoming mail in notebooks as well as to create, send, and save your outgoing mail in notebooks. Your incoming mail is stored by the system in your reader.

The MAILBOOK command allows you to reread the mail you've saved in notebooks, and reply to, forward, print, and/or discard it.