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mailcompat


NAME
     mailcompat - provide SunOS compatibility for Solaris mailbox
     format

DESCRIPTION
     mailcompat is a program to provide SunOS  4.x  compatability
     for  the  Solaris  mailbox  format.  You would typically run
     mailcompat to be able to read mail on a workstation  running
     SunOS 4.x when your mail server is running Solaris.

     Enabling mailcompat creates an entry in your  .forward file,
     if  it exists.  If this file does not exist, mailcompat will
     create it.  Disabling mailcompat will remove the entry  from
     the  .forward  file,  and  if  this was the only entry, will
     remove the entire file.

     To execute mailcompat, log onto the Solaris mail server  and
     enter  mailcompat  on  the  command line. Answer the queries
     provided by the program.

USAGE
     See largefile(5) for the  description  of  the  behavior  of
     mailcompat  when encountering files greater than or equal to
     2 Gbyte ( 2**31 bytes).

EXAMPLES
     Example 1: Examples of the mailcompat feature.

     The following example enables the mailcompat feature for the
     user "john".

     example% mailcompat
     This program can be used to store your mail in a format
     that you can read with SunOS 4.X based mail readers
     To enable the mailcompat feature a ".forward" file is created.
     Would you like to enable the mailcompat feature? Y
     Mailcompat feature ENABLED.Run mailcompat with no arguments to remove it
     example%

     The following example disables the  mailcompat  feature  for
     the user "john".

     example% mailcompat
     This program can be used to store your mail in a format
     that you can read with SunOS 4.X based mail readers
     You have a .forward file in your home directory  containing:
         "|/usr/bin/mailcompat johns"
     Would you like to remove it and disable the mailcompat feature? y
     Back to normal reception of mail.
     example%


FILES
     ~/.forward      list of recipients for forwarding messages



ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     mailx(1), attributes(5), largefile(5)










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