Sent is a small Windows application whose purpose is to help you send messages from the command-line console to other users from your local area networks.
The tool is fully compatible with WinPopup and Windows NT Messenger Service. You can send a message at once to several recipients and load messages and recipients from a plain text file.
The utility can be controlled via the command-line console, so you need to have some basic experience skills in writing command-line tasks. Several tips are also revealed in the main window for helping you understand how the program works.
Send messages from the command-line
Sent gives you the possibility to send ‘net send’ messages to the specified recipients. You need to input a comma separated list of users, as well as comma separated list of domains/workgroups.
What’s more, the application gives you the possibility to enter a user-defined text message and enter a message file to be used in the batch processing mode.
Several configuration settings
The program offers you the freedom to specify the timeout in milliseconds, enable broadcast message fragmentation (by default this option is disabled), set up a signature (the default option is computer), adjust the verbosity level (the default configuration is set to normal), as well as pick the message file format.
All in all, Sent offers a straightforward software solution for helping you send messages within your LAN. The application can be used as a replacement for the Windows ‘net send’ or ‘msg’ command. If you want to bypass the installation steps, you can check out the portable version of the program which can be found here.