TeleFinder/User for Macintosh


TeleFinder/User is the application that connects your Macintosh to a TeleFinder bulletin board system (BBS). TeleFinder/User requires a color capable Macintosh, and Apple's System 7.0 or higher. Through your TeleFinder/User-BBS interface, you'll find business services, customer support, as well as "friendly chat." A BBS can also serve as a conference forum, provide electronic mail service, and store files to be transferred. The individual or company operating the BBS (the sysop) determines which services to offer its callers. The Sysop also decides whether the BBS will be open to public use, or kept for private use.


TeleFinder provides an easy to use interface to work with files, mail and messages by simply clicking and dragging icons. With System 7.5, TeleFinder uses your Finder desktop to provide "drag-and-drop" file transfers. With earlier system software TeleFinder will emulate the Finder desktop to provide the drag-and-drop capability. TeleFinder also includes a text editor, address book, and a mail outbox for automating the pickup and delivery of mail.


The following sections describe the software installation and various features of the program.

Getting Started


Email and Topics

  • Using Email - How to communicate and send files to other users of the BBS and the Internet.
  • Using Message Topics How to view and participate in online discussions.


File Transfer and Information




Personal Web Sites

  • Web Space The "Web Space" folder is where you can publish HTML pages.


Other Features