• EchoMail vs. Posting to

    From Kaelon to All on Tuesday, May 03, 2022 08:25:34
    I just noticed that when I receive notices on a BBS about some of the posts made to me (on FSX, in particular) appear as "Soandso has sent an EchoMail to you on FSX.GEN," while others will appear as "Soandso has posted to you on NET.General."

    What's the difference between the two? Aren't they both public posts to a networked message base?
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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Kaelon on Tuesday, May 03, 2022 09:47:59
    Re: EchoMail vs. Posting to
    By: Kaelon to All on Tue May 03 2022 08:25 am

    I just noticed that when I receive notices on a BBS about some of the posts made to me (on FSX, in particular) appear as "Soandso has sent an EchoMail to you on FSX.GEN," while others will appear as "Soandso has posted to you on NET.General."

    What's the difference between the two? Aren't they both public posts to a networked message base?

    Is that on a Synchronet BBS? The difference may be that one network is a FTN network (which would probably be FSXNet) and the other might be a QWK-networked message network.

    For Synchronet, it used to be that it would only notify you of new replies on FTN-networked message boards (the notifications would come from its sbbsecho utility), but there was a request from someone to have Synchronet give you similar notices for QWK-networked message areas, and Digital Man (author of Synchronet) added that.

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  • From Kaelon to Nightfox on Tuesday, May 03, 2022 10:07:30
    Re: EchoMail vs. Posting to
    By: Nightfox to Kaelon on Tue May 03 2022 09:47 am

    Is that on a Synchronet BBS? The difference may be that one network is a FTN network (which would probably be FSXNet) and the other might be a QWK-networked message network.

    Yes, it's on this system - Ventrauen. I got the FTN network notice for FSXnet, and then the different messaging for the QWK-networked message network in DOVE-Net.

    Makes perfect sense about the difference. I just didn't realize. Thank you! _____
    -=: Kaelon :=-
  • From Geri Atricks@21:4/102 to Kaelon on Tuesday, May 03, 2022 17:13:54
    I just noticed that when I receive notices on a BBS about some of the posts made to me (on FSX, in particular) appear as "Soandso has sent an EchoMail to you on FSX.GEN," while others will appear as "Soandso has posted to you on NET.General."

    What's the difference between the two? Aren't they both public posts to
    a networked message base?

    Yes, they are two different echoes and the BBS is just letting you know that someone addressed a public message to you on those echoes.
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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Geri Atricks on Thursday, May 05, 2022 09:51:25
    Re: Re: EchoMail vs. Posting to
    By: Geri Atricks to Kaelon on Tue May 03 2022 05:13 pm

    I just noticed that when I receive notices on a BBS about some of
    the posts made to me (on FSX, in particular) appear as "Soandso has
    sent an EchoMail to you on FSX.GEN," while others will appear as
    "Soandso has posted to you on NET.General."

    What's the difference between the two? Aren't they both public
    posts to a networked message base?

    Yes, they are two different echoes and the BBS is just letting you know that someone addressed a public message to you on those echoes.

    It's actually that Synchronet uses the different wording depending on whether it's an FTN echo or a QWK-networked message area.

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to Geri Atricks on Thursday, May 05, 2022 21:25:00
    Geri Atricks wrote to Kaelon <=-

    I just noticed that when I receive notices on a BBS about some of the posts made to me (on FSX, in particular) appear as "Soandso has sent an EchoMail to you on FSX.GEN," while others will appear as "Soandso has posted to you on NET.General."

    What's the difference between the two? Aren't they both public posts to
    a networked message base?

    Yes, they are two different echoes and the BBS is just letting
    you know that someone addressed a public message to you on those
    echoes. ---

    That doesn't answer what he actually asked.

    It's already been properly answered, but just for you, one is the
    notification in a QWK network, and the other is what is seen in a FTN
    network.


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  • From Kaelon@21:1/172 to Geri Atricks on Friday, May 06, 2022 16:24:38
    Yes, they are two different echoes and the BBS is just letting you know that someone addressed a public message to you on those echoes.

    Awesome. Thank you for the clarification!

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