While moving from uqwk/shell access to a PPP-only connection
with my ISP, I have been trying to setup VSOUP and the YRNDIALR.CMD
front-end for getting email/news into YARN, and have run into a
filter problem, specifically, for E-mail, it mostly doesn't, all my
mailing lists (but one search pattern) gets dumped into my INBOX,
how annoying, as this is a critically useful feature of YARN.
YARN=E:\YARN (DOS *.EXE'S and the NEWS.DAT file)
HOME=E:\YARN\KEVIN (it seemed reasonable so long ago at
version .5X to do it this way, with a
second user CONNIE, also)
YARNRC=E:\YARN\KEVIN\YARN\OS2CFG (only active during OS/2 boots)
(Normal/DOS config stored in E:\YARN\KEVIN\YARN\CONFIG
G:\YARN (The OS/2 *.EXE files)
With multiple *.bat files for using the same NEWS.DAT and calling
the dos programs, it ran under DOS just fine. Using similar *.CMD
files, I could use the same HOME and YARN settings, but with the
G:\YARN\*.exe's just dandy.
The problem: Somewhere between setting up the VSOUP and YRNDL
programs, the FILTER.EXE function gets broken, such that new E-mail
imports DON'T filter to their established groups, they instead end
up in the INBOX. BTW, in E:\YARN\KEVIN\YARN there is the FILTER file
with all the rules in it.
Since VSOUP seems to stick to the task of only getting the SOUP mail
to my pc from the ISP, and YARN worked just fine with both DOS and
OS/2 *.exe's in different directories and respected the
environment variable, I suspect the problem is in YRNDL and
specifically the YDINSTL.CMD file, which didn't take well to me
having multiple \YARN directories nor respect the YARNRC variable,
instead it only read the DOS config file from E:\YARN\KEVIN\YARN
directory and botched the installation.
But danged if I can find the problem.
Why is it when I run FILTER.EXE manually from either
that all my filter rules are set up properly and can be found in the
e:\yarn\kevin\yarn\filter file with HOME set to e:\yarn\kevin, yet
when YRNDL is doing the IMPORT, they are being bypassed and all
messages are going to the INBOX?
Does YRNDL change the %HOME% variable such that it can't find
I note that the author of YRNDL points both YARN and HOME variables
to one directory for him, but this isn't the way I have it set up
If so, let me know how/where to modify it so all will be well in
E-mail's ville once again.
Oh, BTW, I love all the programs here, they should do the trick for
escaping UQWK/shell. Now if only YRNDL could be set up from the
object parameters field to automatically login/transfer all/logoff,
then automation is at hand.