MAILBOOK Online User Guide: The MAILBOOK Command

The MAILBOOK Command

In the preceding The MAIL Command section, we discussed saving your mail in notebooks. Now we'll see how to use the MAILBOOK command to read, reply to, forward, print, and discard the mail that you've saved.

Getting Started

If you know the name of the notebook you want and don't need to list all your notebooks, just enter MAILBOOK name where name is the filename of the notebook you want. The screen shown below will appear.

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   Notebook   Message  View  Options  Window  Help  
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                          Mailbook: PRINCE NOTEBOOK B0     Lines 1 to 16 of 620
                                                                      More:   +
From:               To:                   Date:  Subject:
Snow White          Prince Charming      3/15/99 Glass Slipper????
Prince Charming     Snow White           3/16/99 More Space
Prince Charming     Snow White           3/17/99 Running out of storage
Snow White          Prince Charming      3/17/99*Running out of storage
Prince Charming     Snow White           3/20/99*Glass Slipper????
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F1 =Help      F2 =Open     F3 =Quit     F4 =Print    F5 =Reply    F6 =Include
F7 =Backward  F8 =Forward  F9 =Delete   F10=MenuBar  F11=Save     F12=Cancel

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Figure 25 - The MAILBOOK menu screen

Note that this is a slightly different menu format from the one you used for reading incoming mail, containing both From and To columns instead of just From. However, from this point on, everything you've learned about READing, SAVEing, REPLYing to, FORWARDing, PRINTing, COPYing, MOVing, DISCARDing, and QUITting mail with the MAIL command is applicable here. See the Mail Command sections: Reading Incoming MAIL, Saving Incoming Mail, Replying To Mail, Forwarding Mail, Printing Mail, Copying Groups of Incoming Mail, Moving Incoming Mail, Discarding Mail, and Quitting Mail.

If you're not sure which notebook you want to work with, type

MAILBOOK 
and press Enter. The MAILBOOK MENU screen will appear as shown below. All your notebooks on all your disks will be listed on the screen.


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 The following 121 files  match your specification of * NOTEBOOK *
Cmd   Filename Filetype Fm Format Lrecl    Records     Blocks    Date     Time
      UNREAD   NOTEBOOK A0 V         80       2152        105  3/20/99 18:50:14
      PRINCE   NOTEBOOK B1 V         80      21130        276  3/20/99 16:52:25
      DWARFS   NOTEBOOK B0 V         80      11649        128  3/20/99 16:45:40
      TESTMAIL NOTEBOOK A0 V         79        221         10  3/20/99 15:05:27
      APPLES   NOTEBOOK B0 V         80      10648        124  3/20/99 13:27:46
      ALL      NOTEBOOK A0 V        143       6191        295  3/20/99 13:23:50
      MAIL     NOTEBOOK B0 V         80       7018         79  3/19/99 23:19:43
      IBM      NOTEBOOK B0 V         80      12351        140  3/19/99 17:30:30
      HESC     NOTEBOOK B0 V         80       5804         77  3/19/99 13:47:38
      DUMMY    NOTEBOOK B0 V         74          9          1  3/19/99 13:45:59
      TEST     NOTEBOOK A1 V         72          1          1  3/19/99 13:28:52
      QUEEN    NOTEBOOK B0 V         80       5455         65  3/19/99 13:15:02
      CCITT    NOTEBOOK B0 V         80        954         11  3/19/99 10:57:58
      BITNET   NOTEBOOK B0 V         80       8835         79  3/18/99 22:22:48
      USENET   NOTEBOOK B0 V         80       1676         19  3/18/99 21:03:36
      SNOW     NOTEBOOK B0 V         80      12583        149  3/18/99 15:36:59
      BITNIC   NOTEBOOK B0 V         80       3772         44  3/18/99 15:25:03
1= Help       2= Refresh  3= Quit    4= Sort(type)   5= Sort(date)  6= Sort(size
7= Backward  8= Forward  9= FL /n  10= MAILBOOK    11= XEDIT       12= Cursor


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Figure 26 - Choosing from multiple notebooks

Choose a notebook by positioning the cursor on the line describing the notebook and pressing F10. For example, to see what mail files are in the PRINCE NOTEBOOK, position the cursor on that line and press F10. The screen shown in Figure 25 will be displayed.

Quitting the MAILBOOK Screen

You can leave MAILBOOK from the MAILBOOK screen by pressing keys F3.