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mailcompat(1)                    User Commands                   mailcompat(1)



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.  Dis-
       abling 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 mail-
       compat 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 attributes:


       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWcsu


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



SunOS 5.10                        4 Aug 1994                     mailcompat(1)