I'm also thinking of adding a messaging component to it to retrieve possible messages from a a file on a share... something like a messagebox that pops up but requires 2 action to close the window and will log the OKs to a central file.

Something like a message that says "Mail server will be down at 3:00 today". saved as a file, then at some incremental time (10-15 minutes or so) it will read the file, display to the user in a KF textbox, and require a chekbox and a click to OK it, then log to an ini or something the time and username.

More reliable than a net send
more 'in your face' than an email

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