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Re: [www-talk] <none>

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 20:10:01 -0400
Message-Id: <199907250003.UAA283582@relay.interim.iamworld.net>
To: Mukul Gandhi <mgandhi@mtcindia.com>, "Andrew Prendergast" <ap@geekz.com.au>, <www-talk@w3.org>
Oh, come on!  There's a whole FAQ about access to [everything] from email.

[snipped from a random help document for Lynx]

   More information on accessing the Internet by email is available from
   the access-via-email FAQ. This document is now available from several
   automated mail servers. To get the latest edition, send E-Mail to one
   of the addresses below.
   To: mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu (for US, Canada & South America)
   Enter only this line in the BODY of the note:
     send usenet/news.answers/internet-services/access-via-email
   To: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk (for Europe, Asia, etc.)
   Enter only this line in the BODY of the note:
     send lis-iis e-access-inet.txt
   To: gboyd@netcom.com
   Subject: send accmail.faq

At 12:39 PM 7/19/99 +0500, Mukul Gandhi wrote:
>I thought somebody can add interesting bits of their experiances to this
>problem. But sorry if u did,nt like my explanation. I have developed an
>email client in Java which implements pop3 + smtp and I am in a process to
>add mime capabilities to it.
>But the problem of converting smtp commands to http is a different one &
>needs help from s/w outside ur network.
>At 04:57 PM 7/19/99 +1000, Andrew Prendergast wrote:
>>Nobody has put their hand up....
>>why not build it yourself and give us all the details?
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: Mukul Gandhi <mgandhi@mtcindia.com>
>>To: <www-talk@w3.org>
>>Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 5:16 PM
>>Subject: Re: [www-talk] <none>
>>> 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
>>> display the attachments in their original format..
>>> But the question was I think , If I have a normal mime compliant email
>>> and I want to place http requests & don,t have internet access, can I
>>> request & get a document from a http server ?
>>> -mukul
>>> >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"
>>> >the headers - works in most readers - but if one can't download images
>>> >HTTP then it'll look pretty weird...
>>> >
>>> >ap...
>>> >
>>> >> I think if an e-mail client implements HTTP apart from mail
>>> >> protocols(POP3/SMTP etc), it is possible. Browser is a classic
>>> >> & 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
>>> >> It should be possible...
>>> >>
>>> >> -mukul
>>> >>
>>> >> >I have heard there are some method to access WWW by e-mail ,is it
>>> >> >true, what should I do ?
Received on Saturday, 24 July 1999 20:04:12 UTC

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