[OZAPRS] VK email server
vk5zty at bigpond.com
Tue Apr 13 13:41:02 EST 2004
For people wishing to send an aprs message to an email address there is
now a local
For people using igates connected to aprs.net.au or second.aprs.net.au the
email server will be
no more than 2 aprs network nodes away.
This email server has two modes. Single line and multi line.
Destination address is VKMAIL
Alternate destination address is V
Either will work. The latter being easier for D700s etc.
Email address is specified as - recip at host
Alternate email address is specified as - recip at host
An example single line email
recip at host<space>message text
For multiline emails the ! character is used as the first character in the
message text e.g
LINE 1 contains the email address and some message text
recip at host<space>!message line 1
LINE2 to LINE n-1 contains the ! character as the first character in the
!next line 2
!next line 3
To terminate the message, simply leave out the ! at the start of the
The email message will then be sent.
Remember that aprs messages are restricted to 67 characters. Your aprs
client will probably
allow you to go over that amount and the client will separate the text
into multiple aprs
In this case the email server will do it's best to process what it
currently has and either send the
email or respond with an error message.
For people using D700s etc while mobile (but not driving) or perhaps
sending a message via
one of the digital satellites, there is a message timeout set to 4 minutes
for multi line emails.
This timer is reset on receipt of each valid aprs message. So for instance
the server does not
receive the last line of your message it will send the lines received on
expiry of the 4 minute
The email server was written primarily to provide locality of service and
to incorporate at some
point a number of additional functions that would be of local interest
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