JAM Message Base Format

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The JAM Message Base Format was one of the most popular file formats of message bases on DOS-based BBSes in the 1990s. JAM stands for "Joaquim-Andrew-Mats" after the original authors of the API, Joaquim Homrighausen, Andrew Milner, Mats Birch, and Mats Wallin.[1] Joaquim was the author of FrontDoor, a DOS-based FidoNet-compatible mailer. Andrew was the author of RemoteAccess, a popular DOS-based Bulletin Board System. JAM was originally released in 1993 in C, however the most popular implementation was Mark May's "MK Source for Msg Access" written in Pascal which also saw its initial release in 1993.[2]


BBS software[edit]


Mail import/export software[edit]


Mail reading/editing software[edit]


Offline QWK/Bluewave software[edit]


Mail posting tools[edit]

(this software posts ASCII text files to JAM bases as messages)


Statistics tools[edit]

(this software gathers statistical information)


Maintenance tools[edit]


Mail tools and utility software[edit]

(this software fills some other utilitarian need not covered in another category listing) (some of this software is listed here because it hasn't been categorized)


Other JAM capable software[edit]

  • JamNNTPd[4] - Jam based NNTP server, uses the JAM message format
  • Message Base Spy][5] - message base research, troubleshooting and development tool


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dissent612.com/development/JAMAPI/JAM.DOC
  2. ^ Filename MKSM106.ZIP (may be found in ZIP, LZH or ARJ archive formats)
  3. ^ "de beste bron van informatie over billing ware. Deze website is te koop!". billingware.org. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  4. ^ "de beste bron van informatie over billing ware. Deze website is te koop!". billingware.org. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Message Base Spy" (in Russian). Kvitek.com. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 

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