The Original Pluto help files plus extras
This page up to date on: 28 May 2020
From: Jonathan Duddington
Subject: Delivery of Messages to Boxes Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 17:55 Source: docs Delivery of Messages ==================== Introduction ============ This section describes how Pluto delivers incoming messages to a Box. Note: 1. Filters can be set up to change the delivery of messages to boxes. 2. If an incoming message is delivered to the Bin box, either by its normal delivery assignment, or by the use of a Filter, then it is discarded completely. It does not appear in the Bin box. News ==== Each News article is assigned to one newsgroup. In the case of a cross-posted news article which has been posted to more than one group, it will be assigned to the one which is highest up Pluto's NewsGroups List and which is marked as active. If none are active, then the highest non-active group will be chosen. The article is put into the Box which is specified for that newsgroup in its NewsGroup Edit dialogue. If the Crossposts option is set in Preferences->News, then a separate copy of the article will be made for each of its newsgroups. Each copy will be in placed the Box which has been specified for that newsgroup. Mail ==== Mail delivery works by looking at the email addresses which you set up for each of your Users in the Users List. Choose Lists->Users from Pluto's icon bar menu to show the Users List and adjust-double-click on a User to open its User Edit dialogue. The User Id and Domain fields give the User's email address. For example, if your address is email@example.com then it should be set to: User Id john Domain somewhere.demon.co.uk For each email message which Pluto receives, it looks for a match for any of the emails addresses for your users against those present in the To:, Cc:, and Envelope-To: fields (in that order) of the message. If a match is found, then the message is assigned to the "In Box" which has been specified for that User. If no match is found, the addresses in the message are matched against those set up for Mailing Lists (see below). If still no match is found, the message is put into the Box for your first User in the Users List. Mailing Lists ============= Mailing Lists are set up in Pluto's NewsGroups list, in a similar way to newsgroups, but with the Mail List option ticked. The mailing list's address is prefixed by "mail." For example the Ovation Pro mailing list, whose address is firstname.lastname@example.org is set up in the NewsGroups List as a "newsgroup" with the name: mail.ovationp-l or mail.ovationp-l@risc if you need to match more of the address to distinguish between two mailing lists. If this name matches the first part of an address in the message, then it is assigned to the Box which has been given for that mailing list (in the NewsGroup Edit dialogue). Filters ======= Whatever Box a message has been assigned to as described above, this may be changed by the action of a Filter. Filters are set up in the Filters List which is reached from Lists->Filters from Pluto's icon bar menu. A Filter can be set to operate on Mail, News, or Mail List articles. NOTE, if a Filter is set to assign certain messages to the Bin box, then the message is discarded completely. It does not appear in the Bin box. If you want to see which messages have been binned by the Filter, assign them instead to a Junk box, and give that Box a short expiry period.
Please note that Pluto is supplied with a more comprehensive and up-to-date StrongHelp manual than these text files. Select Help… in Pluto’s iconbar menu.