The Question is:
This question is in regards to the VMS-MAIL facility.
We recently upgraded to VMS 7.3-1, running on an AlphaServer 8400 5/625
Our MAIL version is V1.0
Prior to the upgrade, a command similar to the following would work:
MAIL/SUBJECT="TEST MAIL" "@DAVE.DIS"
Since the upgrade, VMS-Mail cannot find the distribution list, as it seems to
be appending the root logical name of the default directory into the search
path. (See error below).
I have set default to a directory defined as MIS$USERS:[REYNOLDS_DE]. The .DIS
in question resides in this directory. The following command returns the
following error message:
$ MAIL/SUBJECT="TEST MAIL" "@DAVE.DIS"
%MAIL-E-OPENIN, error opening MIS$USERS:"@DAVE.DIS".; as input
-RMS-F-FNM, error in file name
Is a patch available for this error?
The Answer is :
The OpenVMS Wizard expects the following structure for a MAIL
$ MAIL [filespec] [recipient-name]
Something else would have changed in your environment, as:
$ MAIL "@DAVE.DIS"
would not have been expected to function on any OpenVMS release.
Put another way, please try the following test:
$ MAIL/SUBJECT="Test Mail Message" NLA0: "@DAVE.DIS"