BPQ Mail Configuration

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If you are not familiar with Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs), it's advisable that you become familiar with concepts like hierarchical addressing, white pages, Home BBS, etc. There is a dated, but good tutorial here: http://www.choisser.com/packet/part05.html. Just keep in mind it is NOT written specifically for BPQ.

1. BBS Call - Callsign legally identifying the BBS.
2. SYSOP Callsign - Callsign of the BBS SYSOP. Usually the same as BBS Call.
3. H Route - hierarchical route address for the BBS. See Hierarchical addressing convention.
4. BBS Application Number - The BPQ Node Switch framework allows multiple "Applications" to be called. This is an identifying number for the BBS application. In most cases it should be "1". Needs to match what's in your bpq32.cfg file.
5. Streams - number of simultaneous connections allowed to the BBS. Default of 10 should work for most.
6. Send System Msgs to SYSOP - if ticked, the BBS will forward system messages (such as housekeeping reports) to the SYSOP callsign.
7. Refuse Bulletins - If ticked, will reject forward requests for bulletins (will not accept them).
8. FBB UI - if ticked sends Unproto packets containing message headers. Frequency can be set using the next field, and UI Ports and Digipeaters can be configured.
9. Don't Hold - Since new users can register themselves, if you have problems with unauthorized users, you want to tick this to let you review what they post before their messages get forwarded on, using the "Hold" feature. (See BBS commands documents for LH, UH, and KH commands).
10. Request Name - if ticked, will not request new users names upon registration
11. Request Home BBS - if ticked, will not request new users Home BBS when they register. (See the "Home" BBS command.)
12. Forward to BBS - Unless this box is ticked, messages addressed TO the BBS callsign, will not be queued for forwarding, regardless of forwarding rules. Ticking this box allows them to be forwarded. This is useful if, for example, the SYSOP has a portable packet setup used for field work, and wants to use a client, like RMS Express, Outpost or AirMail to send and retrieve messages from the BBS.
13. POP Config - BPQ contains a POP mail server. It will allow you to use your common email client (such as Thunderbird, Outlook, or even iPhone email), to send and receive BBS messages. If you have no other POP/SMTP servers on your local network, configure the port numbers to 110 and 25 respectively. NTPPort is used for news feeds. Ticking the Remote Access box will allow you to access this feature from outside your local computer network (over the internet, if you've configured your firewall to allow it).
14. ISP Params - BPQ allows you to send and receive internet email. This section allows you to configure your email server information. (NOTE: this is NOT a WinLink interface. It is a direct link to your internet email server. Be careful. I do not enable this feature.
24. WP Params - allows you to send a message to other BBSs containing updates your BBS has received to it's White Pages, for example, if you have new users registered. (See a description of BBS White Pages here )
25. Message Filters - This section allows you to filter incoming (forwarded) messages. You can either Reject (refuse to accept), or Hold messages matching the filter criteria. You can filter items addressed TO a specific address, or FROM a specific address, or from a specific BBS ("At"). In the example at left, my BBS is configureed to filter out messages addressed to the flood bulletin addresses "PIC" and "PONDER". Note that if you find these filters insufficient, and find you want to filter based on message CONTENT, there is a "BADWORD" feature you can use. Click here to learn about BADWORD filtering


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