I don't think so. I was able to send myself two emails today without going anywhere to sign up, etc. It didn't seem to work in TEXT mode but i would have to try that again to be sure.
To receive messages through APRS beyond my local area (within radio earshot) teh message does have to pass through an I-Gate. The I-Gate does have to be configured to pass IS to RF messages. One of the local operators will not configure his machine to do that. So it will be handled a different way.
--- In email@example.com, Craig Leventhal <craigjl1965@...> wrote:
> I could be mistaken, but from what I recall reading or seeing on the net about receiving APRS "emails" is that their was some kind of whitelist setting, maybe I 'm getting this mixed up with Airmail.
> Craig - KI6WLP
> From: Lynn W. Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Mon, March 1, 2010 2:57:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [aprsisce] APRSISCE and OpenTracker2
> Fred Hillhouse wrote:
> > I am running a Tracker2 mainly as a tracker in my vehicle. Prior to
> > APRSISCE, I used SmartPalm running on a Palm M130. With SmartPalm, it
> > left the Tracker2 Settings alone and I used it mainly to see other
> > traffic and send an occasionally message. With an acquisition of a
> > laptop, I am now running APRSISCE.
> I suspect you mean APRSIS32, but that's ok. They're the same source
> code with two different platform builds and very few features in one
> that are not in the other.
> > I had TEXT enabled and could see other stations appear and such but
> > sending a message (EMAIL) never seemed to work. At lunch I
> > re-configured the T2 and APRSISCE for KISS and the messaging worked. I
> > did notice that it kept trying to send. I only know it worked because
> > when I got back to my office, I had each email I sent myself.
> I suspect that there were no bi-directional, transmitting IGates in your
> area, but there was a receiving IGate. The acknowledgments from EMAIL-2
> were not getting back to the client, so it did 5 retransmissions (I'm
> guessing). Even the EMAIL-2 confirmation message was probably not
> delivered to the RF environment where you were listening.
> You can confirm that stations are actually being received from RF and
> not -IS by toggling View / RF / All on. It will automatically turn off
> the View / All and you should only see "recent" RF stattions after
> that. Direct and Local restrict the RF view even further and can be
> remotely queried by sending an APRS message containing ?APRSD or ?APRSL.
> > I have set APRSISCE to N7FMH-1 while the OT2 is N7FMH-9. Should they
> > be different? Both are appearing on APRS.FI.
> Yes, they should be different and this is good. I use -12 for my
> APRSISCE/32 client based on the recommendations I copied into
> http://aprsisce. wikidot.com/ ssids
> > My intention is for the T2 to operate with or without the laptop
> > connected so all the settings in it need to stay intact. Can I expect
> > this?
> Yes, the T2 is the same as my T2-135 which I used in a similar mode,
> although I don't have the luxury of running the Nuvi 350 and KISS at the
> same time. I'm still considering bringing the second port out the rear
> connector on my Alinco DR-135 so that I can keep one port in Garmin mode
> for the Nuvi and the other port in KISS mode for a BlueTooth to serial
> link to APRSISCE on my cellphone.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
> > Thanks!
> > Best regards,
> > Fred