The scoreboard module of PC2 can be configured to automatically generate e-mail messages when a problem is judged "Yes", "No" and/or the run is deleted. The pc2v7.ini file is used to specify the e-mail account(s) to which the "balloon messages" are sent. Contest staff ("runners") then monitor the e-mail account and when a message arrives they can deliver the balloon to the approriate team.
The "balloon messages" feature is based on SMTP (mail protocol) It has been tested using sendmail version 8; it should work with any modern SMTP server.
balloonmode - must be set to 'yes' to send e-mails.
smtpserver - name of SMTP server
balloonemail - default e-mail address
In addition the following entries are optional:
includenos - set to 'no' to only send e-mail messages for YES judgements, ('yes' will also send e-mail messages for NO judgements)
siteNemail - site N e-mail address (overrides balloonemail)
probNcolor - balloon color or comment for Problem N
[board] balloonmode=yes smtpserver=smtp.ewu.edu firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org includenos=no prob1color=red prob2color=yellow
Subject: YES team209 color red YES for RunID 47 Team: team209 (University of Rocklin) Problem: Wooden Screws Color: red