3.4 Message Commands

Every adventurer in Aetolia can send and receive messages. These are not quite like letters, which you must purchase, write on, and have delivered for a fee. They are not quite like tells, which require that the other person be active in the realms.                               

Quick Summary
 MSG [WRITE [TO]] <who> <message>       - send a message.
 MSG COUNT                              - tells you how many messages you have.
 MSG DELETE #                           - delete message by number.
 MSG DELETE AETOLIA [CONFIRM]           - deletes ALL system messages        
 MSG DELETE RANGE first TO last         - delete range of messages.
 MSG FORWARD # [TO] <who>               - forward a message to someone else.   
 MSG LAST                               - tells you what your last message
                                          number is.
 MSG LIST [*|<folder>] [start] [FULL]   - list messages (in folder, *=anywhere).
 MSGS SENT [FULL]                       - list messages sent by you.   
 MSG DESC [*|<folder>] [start] [FULL]   - list messages in descending order 
                                          (in folder, *=anywhere). 
 MSG LIST PRESERVE[D] [start] [FULL]    - list preserved messages 
                                          (in folder, *=anywhere).

 MSG MOVE # [TO] <folder>               - move a message to a folder.
 MSG MOVE FROM <sender> [TO] <folder>   - move multiple messages to a folder.
 MSG PRESERVE[D] [LIST] [#]             - list, count, or add preserved msgs.  
                                          (preserved msgs will not decay).

 MSG READ #                             - read a message by number.
 MSG READAGAIN                          - read the same message again.
 MSG READNEXT|READPREV[IOUS]            - read next or previous message.
 MSG REPLY <message>                    - reply to last read message.
 MSG SEARCH <terms>                     - search all messages, for example
                                          MSG SEARCH BOOK to search for 'book'.
 MSG SEARCH FROM <person> [start]       - find all messages from person.
 MSG SUMMARY                            - list folders and message counts.
 MSG UNPRESERVE #                       - unpreserve a message.

 MSG EMPTY <folder>                     - delete all messages in a folder.
 CMSG <folder>                          - same as MSG EMPTY <folder>.
 DELMSG ALL                             - delete all messages in all folders.  
 DM|DELMSG [#]                          - delete last read message, or by #.   
 MSGS|MESSAGES                          - same as MSG LIST.
 RL                                     - same as MSG PREVIOUS.
 RM|READMSG                             - same as MSG NEXT.
 RM 0|-1                                - same as MSG AGAIN, MSG PREVIOUS.

          NOTE: Messages can only be sent once every few seconds.

You can create folders to organize your messages into for storing. To check the contents of a folder, simply do MSG LIST <folder>.

 MSG EMPTY <folder>                     - delete all messages in folder.
 MSG FOLDER CREATE <folder>             - create a new folder.
 MSG FOLDER LIST                        - list your folders.
 MSG FOLDER DELETE <folder> [CONFIRM]   - delete existing folder.
                                        - WARNING - does delete preserved too. 
 MSG FOLDER RENAME <folder> [TO] <name> - rename existing folder.
 MSG FOLDER PRESERVE <folder>           - preserve all msgs in folder.
 MSG FOLDER UNPRESERVE <folder>         - unpreserve all msgs in folder.

Default folders
Messaging comes with two default folders that you cannot delete or rename.
1) Inbox, where your received messages are put.
2) Sent, where messages you sent are stored.

Mass Messages
You can use the MMSG command to send the same message to more than one person at once. Enter MMSG by itself for syntax.

NOTE: There is a limit to how often mass messages can be sent, this is always at least ten seconds.

Preserving a message costs 100 gold per message.

Messages over a certain age (currently about 85 Aetolian months) that are not PRESERVED will decay naturally over time and go away.

You can preserve up to 1,000 messages (as of this writing). We'd be happy if you were to preserve far fewer!

Preserved messages are protected from most forms of deletion, even by yourself, except MSG FOLDER DELETE (that wipes out all messages in a folder, preserved or not).

To be on the safe side, only preserve what you need to, and don't just go deleting everything in the hope that maybe the preserved ones will survive! Preserving is for keeping a few really important messages around.

Related Commands
 - This allows you to set an answering message that adventurers will see 
     whenever they send you a message.

If you receive a message while you are not active in the realms, you will be notified when you next return.

Mobile Messages
You can leave messages for mobiles using the MOBMSG command.