Supporting Wildcat! SysOPs for 20+ years!

WINSnet is an FTN echomail network set up by Thomas Kloos, Frank Rauhuff, and Robert Wolfe to support Sysops who run Mustang's Wildcat! for DOS, or Santronics Software's Wildcat! Interactive Net Server BBS software.

Today, in an effort to generate a stable a rich network, we have added more echomail areas, and are allowing systems of any type. You will notice some WINServer specific conferences, this doesn't mean other systems cannot post in these conferences, please understand, WINServer is at our core, but we need to branch out, and we welcome all other systems into our network.

This network would not be possible without the help and guidance of Terry Roati of the File Bank BBS in Cairns, Australia. Thanks Terry! I owe you one!

How to join...

To Join, select Join from the menu. You will be taken to a simple online form. Complete that form and setup the necessary message and file echos. You will then be sent an email with any necessary details, and we will begin sending you messages.

The preferred transport method for WINSNet mail is via telnet/VMODEM thru Netserial. Netserial is by PCMicro and they offer a Sysop price of $25. They offer a 30 day trial. Visit This works great with PXOnline.

Our current message network contains the following areas:

Conf# Echo Name (Tag) Echo Description
399 WINS_ANSIAnsi and @-code menus and screens
400WINS_BIBLEBible Echo
401WINS_COMPUTERSAll Computers Echo From Retro XT to Modern Core i9
402WINS_DIYDo it yourself
403WINS_DOORSSupport for running doors in Wildcat! (EXE/WCX)
404WINS_FILEFINDAllFix FileFind Echo
405WINS_GAMINGGaming- PC, consoles, emulators
406WINS_GARDENINGGardening, container gardening
407WINS_HAMRADIOHam Radio Echo
408WINS_HOBBYAll hobbies
409WINS_HTML_CSSWinserver HTML, CSS, WCT, Design
410WINS_MUSICMusical Discussions Echo
412WINS_PETSAnything Pet Related
413WINS_PREPPERSDiscussions on being prepared
414WINS_PROGRAMMINGAll Programming, from Retro to Modern
415WINS_PROMOTEPromote your BBS system here
416WINS_PXSupport For Platinum Xpress Front End Mailer
417WINS_RASPIRaspberry Pi Echo, Any version
418WINS_RCCONTROLLEDRadio Controlled Devices Echo
419WINS_SPORTSSports Echo
420WINS_STATSEcho Statistics
421WINS_TESTMessage Test Echo
422WINS_WCBASICwcBasic Programming Help, Tutorials, etc
423WINS_WCBUGSBug Reporting Echo to get Sysop to Sysop help
424WINS_WCGENERALGeneral Message echo for any topic
426WINS_WILDCAT4Wildcat 4 for DOS
427WINS_WILDCAT5Winserver 5 - 8+

We also have a small file network as well. It contains the following areas:

Area # File Area File Area Description
10WINS_BCRBCR Software
39WINS_EMSEMS! Software
11WINS_INFOWINSnet Info and Nodelists
12WINS_POSEIDONPoseidon SoftWorx
13WINS_ROMIWAREZRomiwares / Jagger
14WINS_TAKTAK Software / wsSoftware
09WINS_WCBASICwcBasic Developers Code Repository
08WINS_WILDCATWILDCAT! v3+ Related Files