[aprssig] Universal Text Messaging and EMAIL

Kai Gunter Brandt kai.brandt at hjemme.no
Thu Nov 6 12:12:21 EST 2008

Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists skrev:
> EMAIL-2 has been the recommended APRS "callsign" to use for accessing my javAPRSEmail server for a couple of years now instead of AE5PL-EM.  Sort of like "EMAIL version 2".  This is also stated at the http://www.aprs-is.net/Email.aspx page Bill gave in his post.
> Since the address in a message packet is always 9 characters, shortening this by 3 or 4 characters does nothing for bandwidth.  I use a TH-D7A for messaging sometimes and the delay to add a the extra 3 or 4 characters is insignificant IMO.  It is easy for people to remember "EMAIL" as a callsign and hopefully "EMAIL-2" as the "version 2" of the EMAIL server.

Ok so if my javAPRSSrvr is using LA3QMA-JS it's ok to use EMAIL or 
EMAIL-2 as the "callsign" for the mail function?

What if 100 other with this "plugin" is using EMAIL/EMAIL-2. are the 
user then getting duplicate messages on RF and/or in the e-mail ?

Or should the callsign be like LA3QMA-EM and when a user sends a message 
to either EMAIL og EMAIL-2 my server is using this but with LA3QMA-EM as 
the "provider" ??

The way i have read the howto the user has to send the message to i.e 
LA3QMA-EM / LAMAIL-2 for this plugin to work and not the generic 

Kai Gunter

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