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From: ONIME EHIMIKA OHIREIME <onime@ictp.trieste.it>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 12:27:54 +0100 (MET)
To: www-email-announce@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.96.981210122656.213E-100000@scs-1>

           Web Navigation & Database Search by E-Mail 
                    (The Next Generation) 

"www4mail" is a Web/E-mail gateway that allows to navigate and search the
whole Internet via e-mail by using any standard Web browser and a MIME
(Multipurpose Internet Mail Exchange) aware e-mail program.  Messages get
automatically passed to the e-mail agent when selecting (one or more) buttons
that link to other Web pages. Uuencoding and several other options (e.g., 
to transfer graphical images, set the language, etc) are also available. 

The public domain Perl source code of www4mail-v2.0 has been released on
09/12/1998 and it is available at

Main features of www4mail include 
 - Ability to handle a variety of HTML4.0 tags, Javascript, cookies, metatags,
   dynamic data contents, @emph{etc}.  
 - Allows to query most Web search engines and to retrieve FTP information 
   with the minimum of user intervention.  
 - Compatibilty with alternative "Agora" and "GetWeb" server options used
   to GET or SEND the SOURCE of web pages in the body of the message.
 - Preserve the HTML formatting of a Web page; e.g., bold, fonts, colours, etc.
 - Provide click-able links for an easy surfing by e-mail.
 - Easy support for filling of forms and accessing dynamic pages.
 - Handle multi-language Web pages using HTML standards.
 - Transparently passes on any new HTML standards to the Web browser.
 - Return Error reports to users.
 - Flexible user quota management.
 - Access control list.
 - Apache Web server style of access logs.

If you want to send your Comments, Suggestions, Bug Reports on www4mail write
          ... Have a nice Internet navigation with www4mail!

Received on Thursday, 10 December 1998 06:30:53 UTC

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