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A frontend is a program which reads out and interprets the information of the
Infile so that the user can read and write mails and make adjustments
which will be sent back to the MAUS in the Outfile. The best known
an in my opinion best frontend for the Atari is called Cat and has
the current public version 4.16 or beta version 4.17 (new!).
official Cat homepage with possibility for download
The MausTausch (German for "MAUS exchange") is the exchange of In- and Outfile over the MAUS. This does the unpacking and reading out of the Infile, the arranging of the wanted information and the packing into the Outfile.
The terminal is the program which is required for the communication
with the MAUS mailboxes. It displays the sent communication information (e.g.
in ANSI mode) and generally the up- and downloading by protocol (e.g.
Z-Modem) of the In- and Outfiles, too as well as
regular up- and downloads. A freely available, very extensive terminal is CoNnect,
another one is called MultiTerm. Beyond that there is also a pure MausTausch
program called KomMaTa.
official CoNnect homepage with possibility for download
official KomMaTa homepage with possibility for download
The SysOp of a MAUS is the system operator of it, he cares about generalities like the award of rights for Groups or the giving or extension of Dollars (a Dollar is, simplified, a general allowance to write in a Group).
A Private Mail, short: PM, is a mail which is for only one person istead of a hole group of people. As a payer you can write a mail from the MausNet to another user in the MausNet or in the FidoNet or Usenet/Internet. These mails cannot be read by anyone but the two participants; as a rule they are displayed in the pseudo Group Persönliche (German for "Privates") in frontends like Cat.
A Public Mail, short: ÖM (for German "Öffentliche Mail"), is a mail in one of the Groups which every member of the Group can read and answer (unless the reader has no right to write for the Group concerned).
August 8, 2000