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Download Version 1.00, OS/2 2.0 or higher, 50kb (zipped) 11/6/1994
Answer PM is sort of an OS/2 "answering machine" for text messages. It lets any number of users send, receive and manage messages over a PC network.

It uses a simple, file-based architecture for message storage, so it works with any kind of network. All you need is OS/2 2.0 or higher and access to a shared file system.

This is a program that I have used quite a bit. My friends and I really liked it back in the old days (the mid 1990's) because our "official" e-mail was clumsy and difficult to use.

It was also cool to be able to do this at all, since Windows 3.1 (the "other" operating system at the time) could not multi-task worth anything.

In a way, it predicted modern Instant Messenger software.

Program Features:
  • Send and receive text messages over the network.
  • Save stored messages so you can refer back to them later.
  • You can configure Answer PM to show you messages as soon as they arrive or to store them so you can check them at your convenience.
  • Works with any type of network.

Reported Problems:
  • (none)

Requested Enhancements:
  • Indicator on main screen for new messages

This program is for FREE DISTRIBUTION ONLY! You may make and distribute as many copies as you like as long as you distribute the readme file along with the program. You may not charge a fee for copies!

If you use this program, you are accepting it "as is" with no express or implied warranty. I take no responsibility for any problems you might have while using it.
Last update
August 17, 1997