The Question is:
How do I view and ultimately modify a users mail transport?
The Answer is :
You can view and modify your own mail transport using the SET TRANSPORT
and SHOW TRANSPORT commands under the MAIL utility. There is no supported
mechanism for (directly) viewing another user's MAIL transport settings.
Using a supported and documented approach, viewing and changing another
user's transport can be accomplished indirectly. With adequate OpenVMS
privileges enabled (minimum CMKRNL), use a technique similar to the
o First create a command procedure SET_TRANSPORT_SMTP.COM conntaining
the following lines:
SET TRANSPORT SMTP%
o Then from your privileged account, issue the DCL command:
$ SUBMIT/USER=target/LOG=logname/NOPRINT/KEEP SET_TRANSPORT_SMTP
Using an unsupported and undocumented approach and with adequate OpenVMS
privileges, this information can also be gleaned directly from the system
MAIL profile database SYS$SYSTEM:VMSMAIL_PROFILE.DATA. The SEARCH command
or DCL file access can be used to search for the record associated with a
particular user, and the transport read from the record -- look for a
string ending with "%" near the end of the record. For example:
$ SEARCH/FORM=DUMP SYS$SYSTEM:VMSMAIL_PROFILE.DATA GILLINGS
C$LN03.Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarumSMTP%
This user's transport is set to SMTP%.