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Account Access and Control

Account Access and Control

The following section lists the current account access and control commands available to account holders. All of these commands require a “Email Address, Password” construction in the subject line. Parameters contained in [brackets] are optional. For example: “name [address]” could be entered as “Lois” alone, or with the optional parameter added (“Blake' user01@example.com”).

 

 

COMMAND PARMS DESCRIPTION
ACCOUNT INFO none The status of the account passed in the subject line is mailed back to the originator.
Ex: ACCOUNT INFO
 
PASSWORD new password The password of the account passed in the subject line will be changed to the one specified. 
Ex: PASSWORD newpass
 
MAILFORMAT MBF file The mailbox storage format of the account specified in subject line will be changed to the one specified. A listing of the available formats can be obtained via the MAIL FORMATS command (see General Email Controls section below).
Ex: MAILBOX RFC-822
 
AUTODECODE Y/N Automatic decoding of incoming MIME attachments for the account specified in the subject line will be turned on or off. Y=on, N=off.
Ex: AUTODECODE Y
 
BEGIN SIGNATURE none Begins recording of a new signature file to be appended to messages generated by the account passed in the subject line.  Subsequent lines will be treated as the text of the signature file until the word END is encountered on a line by itself or the end of the control message is reached.
NOTE: The signature file feature is only available for RAW format messages. RFC-822 mail that arrives at the server using SMTP or POP will not append the signature file.  In these cases see your mail client’s documentation for information concerning signature files.
 
BEGIN AUTORESPONDER none Begins recording of a new autoresponder file.  Subsequent lines will be treated as the text of the autoresponder until the word END is encountered on a line by itself or the end of the control message is reached.
Ex: BEGIN AUTORESPONDER
I’m on vacation right now. I’ll get back to you ASAP.
END

To erase an active autoresponder, use the same command but without any response text.
Ex: BEGIN AUTORESPONDER
END 

 
FORWARD TO address The forwarding address for the account passed in the subject line will be changed to [address] and mail forwarding will be activated for the account.
Ex: FORWARD TO user02@example.com
 
 UNFORWARD none Mail forwarding will be deactivated for the account specified in the subject line.
Ex: UNFORWARD
 
 MULTIPOP on/off MultiPOP will be enabled/disabled for the account specified in the subject line.
Ex: MULTIPOP ON
Ex: MULTIPOP OFF