The delivery mode of a message queue determines whether the user is interrupted when a new message arrives on the queue.
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The delivery mode specified in the user profile applies to the user’s personal message queue. If you change the message queue delivery in the user profile and the user is signed on, the change takes affect the next time the user signs on. You can also change the delivery of a message queue with the Change Message Queue (CHGMSGQ) command.
|*NOTIFY||The job to which the message queue is assigned is notified when a message arrives at the message queue. For interactive jobs at a workstation, the audible alarm sounds and the message-waiting light turns on. The type of delivery cannot be changed to *NOTIFY if the message queue is also being used by another user.|
|*BREAK||The job that the message queue is assigned to is interrupted when a message arrives at the message queue. If the job is an interactive job, the audible alarm sounds (if the alarm is installed). The type of delivery cannot be changed to *BREAK if the message queue is also being used by another user.|
|*HOLD||The messages are held in the message queue until they are requested by the user or program.|
|*DFT||Messages requiring replies are answered with their default reply; information-only messages are ignored.|