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Extracting messages from MAIL?

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Hello Wizard
I would like to get messages out of a mailbox (eg. my own) and into a Vms-file.
 The reason for this is that the mail system should be able to communicate
 automaticly with other nodes on the internet. Sending is no problem since it
 can be done from the DCL
-prompt. But as i see, extract works only from the MAIL-prompt. I would
 furthermore like to be able to do it without using C, pascal or other
 languages, but only using pure DCL and calls from there. Is it possible ?

The Answer is :

    The following DCL command procedure will extract all new mail messages
    into a file called NEWMAIL.TXT, then move the messages into a folder
    called EXTRACTED (which you will need to create manually before
    executing the procedure).
    $ MAIL
    $ EXIT
    If there are no new messages, the file is not created.

answer written or last revised on ( 10-APR-2000 )

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