Note: This is written for A38. If you are on a different release YMMV.
I've just used AgoraNet as the example for this doc, but with the appropriate settings changed, this will work with any other FTN echo network.
Also of note, I have used an external BINKD program because I couldn't get Mystic's internal one working. But as of a37, the code is still in flux, so it may work better soon. Or maybe it does work and I'm a gumboot. Either way, feel free to elucidate me if you have it working.
In Mystic -CFG, Configuration → EchoMail Addresses, set your Node Address, Domain, etc. The domain should match that in your binkd.cfg file–it isn't case sensitive.
In EchoMail Nodes, add an entry (/i) for your uplink. The last screen (the Echomail Addresses section of the config) is where you configure *your* info. The Network Nodes section is where you configure all the machines you connect to.
In the Message Base Editor, select each message base, and select Export To. It's possible to do a mass select in the previous screen by selecting each base with the TAB key (an asterisk will appear to show it's selected), and then doing a Global edit (/g). Or if there aren't many, just go one-by-one.
Insert (/i) and select your AgoraNet node from the list
bin/binkd -v binkd.cfg
You could also run it as a daemon on bootup with:
binkd -D binkd.cfg
This will now be receiving connections on port 24554 by default, and mail it receives will be dumped in your defined inbound directory.
which we configured earlier. It should import any messages waiting in the inbound directory, and process any outgoing messages that should be sent out.
In the case of AgoraNet, Access Denied (the netop) runs an areafix setup. That means that you can send netmail to Areafix@46:1/100 with your password as the subject.
Useful commands are:
%HELP %LIST %+ALL
The last one will subscribe your board to all the echoes. The help file says %+ALL <address> but I found including my address didn't work. Not including my address worked. :)
# 46 at end is the AgoraNet root zone domain AgoraNet /home/mysticbbs/echomail/out 46 # Your node address goes here. address <YourNode>@agoranet sysname "BBS Name" location "City/Country/Planet" sysop "SYSOP Name" nodeinfo 115200,TCP,BINKP try 10 hold 600 send-if-pwd log binkd.log loglevel 4 conlog 4 percents printq backresolv inbound /home/mysticbbs/echomail/in temp-inbound /home/mysticbbs/tempftn minfree 2048 minfree-nonsecure 2048 kill-dup-partial-files kill-old-partial-files 86400 prescan # UplinkNode details below, eg; 46:1/100 # UplinkHost is the host you will connect to and the port if not the default # -md forces CRAM-MD5 # the 'c' at the end sets it to 'crash' which means it'll deliver as soon as # there is new mail. node <UplinkNode>@agoranet <UplinkHost> -md [password] c