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Using MemoServ

If you want to send something to a user who isn’t currently online, you can take advantage of a built-in service called MemoServ, which ferries brief messages between users with registered nicknames. (If your addressee hasn’t registered his or her nick, you’ll have to find some other way to communicate. If you haven’t registered your nickname, go read the previous section already!)

To send a message, use the following command:

/msg MemoServ send ADDRESSEE MESSAGE

As with NickServ, some clients allow the use of /ms as an abbreviation for /msg MemoServ.

If there are new memos waiting for you when you log in, you’ll receive a notification from MemoServ. You can generally read memos with:

/msg MemoServ read ID_NUMBER

Once you’re done with them, you can delete memos by using:

/msg MemoServ del ID_NUMBER

Differences between memos and feepbot notes

Global notes, which are sent with .note global NICK in a private message, are an exception to this rule; they’re delivered via private notice whenever the recipient is active in a channel visible to feepbot.