Greetings IORI,

I'm sorry but I don't have a clue why that isn't working. The code you suggested is elegant, minimal and efficent, exactly what I had hoped to put in place.

Trouble shooting the mIRC dde servers, I have the following output from the /ddeserver entry in each of our mIRC sessions.

* DDE Server is on (PLTC)
* DDE Server is on (PLG)

Nothing however indicates the alias Doorbell is being activated however thru the dde server command from another dde server directed to dde server PLG which contains the Doorbell alias. I've even moved the Doorbell alias out of the alias folder and directly named it in a remote to force the issue alias doorbell {
but its just not working. No errors are being posted on the sending nor recieving dde servers, and nothing to indicate the alias Doorbell is being remotely activated by the other dde server.

Thank you for your time and consideration IORI,