When the special address
PH-FORM is used
IN%PH-FORM from VMS MAIL or DECwindows MAIL), a pop-up
form will be presented to the user. With the form, users can query a
CCSO directory for a user's e-mail address.
Conventional addresses can be given along with a request to invoke the form; e.g., mail sent to the addresses
email@example.com, and to whatever addresses are selected with the form. The form can be used with
To simplify usage of the form for VMS MAIL and DECwindows MAIL users, the system manager can issue the VMS MAIL command
MAIL> SET FORWARD/USER=PH-FORM IN%PH-FORM
188.8.131.52 Basic Operation
The pop-up CCSO addressing form is largely self documenting. Online
help can be obtained using the HELP key or by entering CTRL/G. The
cursor keys are used to move from field to field or within fields; the
currently active field is highlighted and a description of the field
shown towards the bottom of the screen.
Use the FIND key to search for a directory entry matching the information supplied to the form. If any matches are found, a selection menu will be presented from which to choose the desired match. While in a selection menu, the question mark key, ?, can be used to request detailed information on the currently highlighted menu entry.
When a selection has been made from the CCSO database, the form
constructs an e-mail address for the selected entry. When the form's
SITEINFO option is set to 1, the default, an attempt will
be made to construct the address from the qi server's mail field and
mail domain information as reported by a
If the form's
SITEINFO option is set to 0, or if there is
not sufficient siteinfo information, the address will be constructed
from the entry's e-mail address field.
When SITEINFO=1 and the qi server reports a mail field name name in
response to a
siteinfo command, then, for a selected
entry, the e-mail address will be either
-200:0:version:VMS qi V2.12 -200:1:administrator:firstname.lastname@example.org -200:2:mailfield:alias -200:3:maildomain:example.com 200:Ok.
aliasand the mail domain name is
example.com. For an entry with an
Bob.Smith, the generated e-mail address would then be
When SITEINFO=1 and the
siteinfo command returns a mail
field response but not a mail domain response, then the value of the
mail field associated with an entry will be used as the e-mail address.
Finally, if SITEINFO=0 or the
siteinfo command fails to
return a mail field response, then the value of the e-mail field, as
specified with the
EMAIL_FIELD_NAME option, will be used
as the e-mail address for an entry. If the CCSO database does not have
an e-mail field as reported by the
fields command, then
the pop-up form will exit with a %CCSO-F-NOEMAIL message.
184.108.40.206 Changing Your Mail Address or Password
From the pop-up form, you can change your directory entry's e-mail
address or password. First, locate yourself in the directory. Then
press the INSERT HERE key or type CTRL/O. You will be prompted for your
directory password. Be sure to supply your directory password and not
your OpenVMS account password. (Contact your directory manager if you
do not know your directory password.) If the password matches that of
your entry, then you can proceed to change your e-mail address,
directory password, or both. You will be prompted for a new e-mail
address and a new password. Simply press ENTER to either of the prompts
to avoid changing the associated item. Once the requested information
has been supplied, your entry will be changed.
The e-mail address changed is the one associated with the e-mail field.
The name of the e-mail field is specified with the
EMAIL_FIELD_NAME option described in Section 220.127.116.11.4.