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From: Mukul Gandhi <mgandhi@mtcindia.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 12:16:12 +0500
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I can send a html page, image or other type of content identified by their
mime types through an email client. And also vice versa, i.e I can recieve
the mime attachments in emails. If my mail reader understands mime, it will
display the attachments in their original format.
But the question was I think , If I have a normal mime compliant email s/w,
and I want to place http requests & don,t have internet access, can I
request & get a document from a http server ?


>Multipart content type with graphics attached. I've done it in Outlook
>Express, dunno if it works with anything else..
>Normally the best way to send WWW pages is with "Content-type: text/html" in
>the headers - works in most readers - but if one can't download images via
>HTTP then it'll look pretty weird..

>> I think if an e-mail client implements HTTP apart from mail
>> protocols(POP3/SMTP etc), it is possible. Browser is a classic example. IE
>> & Netscape both implement email interfaces along with HTTP..
>> may be ur saying that by not connected to www, and only email. Then
>> something should convert HTTP into mail protocol equivalents & vive versa..
>> It should be possible..
>> -mukul
>> >I have heard there are some method to access WWW by e-mail ,is it true?If
>> >true, what should I do ?
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