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MAIL Command Syntax, Distribution List?

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The Question is:

This question is in regards to the VMS-MAIL facility.
We recently upgraded to VMS 7.3-1, running on an AlphaServer 8400 5/625
Our MAIL version is V1.0
Prior to the upgrade, a command similar to the following would work:
Since the upgrade, VMS-Mail cannot find the distribution list, as it seems to
 be appending the root logical name of the default directory into the search
 path.  (See error below).
I have set default to a directory defined as MIS$USERS:[REYNOLDS_DE].  The .DIS
 in question resides in this directory.  The following command returns the
 following error message:
%MAIL-E-OPENIN, error opening MIS$USERS:"@DAVE.DIS".; as input
-RMS-F-FNM, error in file name
Is a patch available for this error?

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Wizard expects the following structure for a MAIL
  $ MAIL [filespec] [recipient-name]
  Something else would have changed in your environment, as:
  would not have been expected to function on any OpenVMS release.
  Put another way, please try the following test:
  $ MAIL/SUBJECT="Test Mail Message" NLA0: "@DAVE.DIS"

answer written or last revised on ( 23-SEP-2004 )

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