Mail/Netmail reading and writing

I prefer Pine for doing this. You don't have to do something special, you only
have to use the pfnz-notation for addressing.  So 

Greg Frydenlund 1:125/720 

or (Greg Frydenlund)

Greg Frydenlund 21:100/64.

Another important point is sending mails to other mailers (Areafix, FileMgr). 
These often have problems with mails created by ifmail. As the mails often 
have a "* To: address" first line, which some of the mailers interpret as a 
command to order all Areas ("*"). If you don't want such a line, you can enter 
in the FTN-Setup menu under User-Defined-Header (before sending the message) 
an additional header-line:

X-FTN-Flags: N

Another problem is that FileScan and some other mailers have a bad habbit to 
take the address not from the header, but from the message-ID. But this doesn't
contain the FTN-address (Z:N/F.P), but the Internet-address. You can fix this

X-FTN-Flags: M
by this the usual Fido-message-ID is generated (for different nets with the 
appropraite address).

Of course you can combine the X-FTN-Flags.  I use for instance for all messages
to robots:

X-FTN-Flags: MN

If you want to send crashmails, you have to add an additional /X-FTN-Flags: C".
If you address to a point, the mail is crashed to his boss.

FTN-FileAttaches are possible, too.  Add a "X-FTN-Flags: F" and a filename 
(with absolute path!) as subject.

If you want to set flags for all mails, you have to create a file like
~/.elm/elmheaders, which only contains the headerline, e.g.

X-FTN-Flags: MN

This line will be added to all messages.

If the X-FTN-Flags show no effect, have a look into the ifmail logfile, as 
ifmail will probably remark about it. But this is a must for the acceptance 
of the X-FTN-Flags, else everybody could create crashmails and filerequests 
and send them from your site.