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CKMAIL (abbreviated CK) allows you to check for a particular user's
mail and works when you aren't logged in.  For example, the command:


will tell you if MRC has any mail.  There are three replies for no
mail, no new (unread) mail, or new mail.  In the last case, it will
say the user name of the sender.

CKMAIL with no argument will ask for a user name if you are not logged
in, or will CKMAIL yourself.  In this latter case, if you have a
CKSUM.DAT file, CKMAIL will also swap to CKSUM after telling you about
your mail.  READ CKSUM for more information about this.

Mail from "SYS" means that the message was delivered by the mailer and
not the MAIL program.  This happens when the message is going to a
protected MSG.MSG mailbox and the sender is not privileged, or for
Arpanet mail.  Currently CKMAIL makes no attempt to peek in the mail
file for who actually sent the mail.  This may be changed in a future
version, although there are privacy issues involved in the MSG.MSG
case.  If you have any feelings on this, send a message to MRC with a
CC: to LES.