SCFG Message Options
System-wide message related options in the Synchronet Configuration Utility (SCFG). Messages include private messages and posts in public message areas and sub-boards.
Main Window Options
╔══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ Message Options ║ ╠══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ │BBS ID for QWK Packets MYBBS ║ ║ │Maximum Retry Time 30 seconds ║ ║ │Maximum QWK Messages 10000 ║ ║ │Maximum QWK Message Age Unlimited ║ ║ │Pre-pack QWK Requirements ║ ║ │Purge E-mail by Age Enabled (90 days old) ║ ║ │Purge SPAM by Age Disabled ║ ║ │Purge Deleted E-mail Daily ║ ║ │Duplicate E-mail Checking Disabled ║ ║ │Allow Anonymous E-mail No ║ ║ │Allow Quoting in E-mail Yes ║ ║ │Allow Uploads in E-mail Yes ║ ║ │Allow Forwarding to NetMail Yes ║ ║ │Kill Read E-mail No ║ ║ │Receive E-mail by Real Name Yes ║ ║ │Include Signatures in E-mail Yes ║ ║ │Users Can View Deleted Messages No ║ ║ │Days of New Messages for Guest 0 ║ ║ │Extra Attribute Codes... ║ ╚══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
|BBS ID for QWK Packets||MYBBS|| This is a short system ID for your BBS that is used for QWK packets and will be used for your outgoing and incoming QWK packets. It must:
-Be an abbreviation of your BBS name or other related string.
-Not begin with a number.
-Have a maximum length of eight characters.
-Not contain spaces or other invalid DOS filename characters.
-Be unique in the QWK packet network
|Maximum Retry Time||30 seconds||This is the maximum number of seconds to wait while attempting to open or lock a message base (a value in the range of 10 to 45 seconds should be fine).|
|Maximum QWK Messages||10000|| This is the maximum number of messages (excluding email), that a user can have in one QWK packet for download. This limit does not effect QWK network nodes (
|Maximum QWK Message Age||Unlimited||This is the maximum age of messages (in days), allowed for messages in QWK packets. Messages with an age older than this value will not be imported. If set to 0, no age limit is imposed.|
|Pre-pack QWK Requirements||<emtpy>|| If this option is used (not blank), Synchronet will pre-pack any new messages into a QWK packet in the
It is mainly intended for QWKnet nodes that feed from your BBS, but was historically also used for long distance users that wished to save connect time and always read their messages via QWK.
|Purge E-mail by Age||Enabled (90 days old)||This value is the maximum number of days that email will be kept, whether read or not. Use 0 for unlimited.|
|Purge SPAM by Age||Disabled||This value is the maximum number of days that SPAM-tagged email will be kept, whether read or not. Use 0 for unlimited.|
|Purge Deleted E-mail||Daily|| If you wish to have deleted email physically and permanently removed from your email database immediately after a user exits the reading email prompt, set this option to
For the best system performance, and to avoid delays when deleting email from a large email database, set this option to
|Duplicate E-mail Checking||Disabled|| This value is the maximum number of CRCs that will be kept for duplicate mail checking. Once this maximum number of CRCs is reached, the oldest CRCs will be automatically purged.
This option should be set to 0 (disabled) unless you specifically want duplicate email disallowed, in which case a value of 2000 should be sufficient.
|Allow Anonymous E-mail||No|| If you want users with the
|Allow Quoting in E-mail||Yes||If you want your users to be allowed to use message quoting when responding in email, set this option to Yes.|
|Allow Uploads in E-mail||Yes||If you want your users to be allowed to attach an uploaded file to an email message, set this option to Yes.|
|Allow Forwarding to NetMail||Yes||If you want your users to be able to have any email sent to them optionally (at the sender's discretion) forwarded to a NetMail address, set this option to Yes.|
|Kill Read E-mail||No||If this option is set to Yes, email that has been read will be automatically deleted when message base maintenance is run.|
|Receive E-mail by Real Name||Yes||If this option is set to Yes, email messages may be received when addressed to a user's real name (rather than their alias).|
|Include Signatures in E-mail||Yes||If you wish to have user signatures automatically appended to email messages, set this option to Yes.|
|Users Can View Deleted Messages||No|| If this option is set to Yes, then users will be able to view messages they've sent and deleted, or messages sent to them and they've deleted with the option of un-deleting the message, before the message is physically purged from the email database.
If this option is set to No, then when a message is deleted it is no longer viewable (with SBBS) by anyone.
If this option is set to Sysops Only, then only sysops and sub-ops (when appropriate) can view deleted messages.
|Days of New Messages for Guest||0|| This option allows you to set the number of days of messages that will be included in a Guest login's new message scan.
A value of 0 means there will be no new messages for the Guest account.
Extra Attribute Codes
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Synchronet can support the native text attribute codes (i.e., color codes) of other BBS programs in messages (menus, posts, e-mail, etc.). To enable extra attribute codes for another BBS program, set the corresponding option to Yes.
|WWIV||No||Color codes are preceded by a Ctrl-C (ASCII 3) character.|
|PCBoard||No|| Color codes are of the form
|Wildcat||No|| Color codes are of the form
|Celerity||No|| Color codes are of the form
|Renegade||Yes|| Color codes are of the form