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					EMAIL4U - Updated 1 Feb 97 by Bob Appleton
email - appleton@snoopy.bunt.com

If this document is over 30 days old, please see NOTE 6.

As far as I can determine, everything (programs, files, courses,
services, etc.) mentioned in this document is FREE (FreeWare or
Public Domain) for individual use. If you discover something that
isn't, please let me know and it will be removed.

All of the references below will describe how to get certain files,
documents, etc. by e-mail and will be mostly in the following format:

TO:
SUBJ:
BODY:

The TO: block is the person/machine that will receive your message.
The SUBJ: block is the subject of that message. The BODY: block is
the space where the message is typed and must start on the first line
and first column. All succeeding lines must be left justified with no
empty lines between. If no SUBJ: and/or BODY: is shown then leave it
blank or put in a period. Make sure that you type the address,
subject, and body EXACTLY as shown.

Updated/new items are designated with ## next to their index number.
Actual date of update is shown in ( ) next to the item or file as is
the size in Kb of the file, if known/appropriate.

Before retrieving anything from a gopher or FTP server, you should
always get their help file. Just send a message with help in the body
of the message to each server that you want to use.

Please read all NOTES at the end of this document.

INDEX

=1=Dr. Bob Rankin's "Accessing The Internet By E-Mail"
=2=USENET Newsgroups
=3=Test your e-mail address
=4=Mailing lists - search engine, listings and some lists
=5=Commands most often used by mailing lists
=6=ROADMAP96 Internet training workshop
=7=ACCMAIL mailing list re: accessing the internet by e-mail
=8=Small UUDECODER program
=9=Decompressor programs - Stuffit, Wincode, and av.zip
=10=Utilities that support MIME/BASE 64 encoding
=11=Utilities to decode UNIX type files
=12=Scott Yanoff's list of Internet sites by subject
=13=Search engines by e-mail (Gerry Boyd)
=14=History of the Internet
=15=E-mail providers
##=16=Foreign language translations (MOVED TO GETIT4U)
=17=Used music server (Cds, records, tapes)
=18=News via e-mail
=19=Training course on how to use the Internet (Bob Behren)
=20=NewbieNewz mailing list and Usenet CyberCourse (Don Z'Boray)
##=21=Play games via e-mail
=22=Handy Utilities
=23=List of country codes
=24=Simtel.Net freeware/shareware mailing list
##=25=Freeware Programs
=26=THE UnOFFICIAL SMILEY FAQ (Don Z'Boray)
=27=UU/XX EN/DEcode programs
=28=Anti-virus information
##=29=Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
##=30=Just for Fun - newer items at top of section
=31=Computer-oriented abbreviations and acronyms
=32=Kevin Savetz's public domain resources
##=33=Other interesting autoresponders
=34=Spectrum Virtual University classes
=35=Little known simple programs that I use constantly
=36=FTP servers that send missing parts from a large zip file
=37=Net-Happenings mailing list devoted to everything Internet
=38=Netiquette information
=39=Answers to Commonly asked "New Internet User" Questions
=40=Help file from the WHOIS server at internic.net
=41=Mercury Mail - stock quotes, news, weather, sports and more
=42=GETIT4U - alternate ways to retrieve files, programs, etc.
=43=File formats
=44=PIX4U - programs to view multimedia files
=45=Ask an Expert
=46=Finding addresses
=47=Reminder services - URLs and important dates
=48=Netscape FTP Information
=49=Colleges and Universities
=50=E-Zines
=51=Michael Panayiotakis's list of just about everything
=52=How to send mail from one network to another
=53=Internet Users' Glossary
=54=Perry Rover's Anonymous FTP Sites Listing
=55=Email to Fax server
##=56=All About Words
##=57=What to do about spammers
=58=RFC-INFO service
=59=WWWFetch E-Mail Gateway - retrieving web pages by email

=NOTES=

=1= "Accessing The Internet By E-Mail" (20 Jan) (Ver 6.3)

The absolute first document you need is called "Accessing The Internet
By E-Mail - Doctor Bob's Guide to Offline Internet Access"

This document is available from several automated mail servers.
To get the latest edition, send e-mail to ONE of the addresses below.

For those living in the US, Canada & South America
TO: mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu
BODY: send usenet/news.answers/internet-services/access-via-email

For those living in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere

TO: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk
BODY: send lis-iis e-access-inet.txt

If you have trouble with one of the above then try:

TO:   drbob@mailback.com

A complete list of Dr.Bob's guides can be obtained by message:

TO: bobrankin@mhv.net
SUBJ: list

=2= USENET Newsgroups (see Notes 1, 2, 4 and 5)

To learn about Usenet, Usenet access and newsgroups, Uzi Paz provides
a file that is invaluable. If you are unfamiliar with these topics,
get this file before sending for other files mentioned in this section.
2 ways to retrieve the file. (23 Dec )

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.crl.com
      cd /users/iv/iverham
      dir
      get ua.txt

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://members.aol.com/bombagirl/freeware/ua.txt
-----------------
For those of you who really want a fairly complete list of USENET
newsgroups, here's the place to go. WARNING: the file is 283 Kb and
is .GZ compressed (see section =9=).

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.uu.net
      cd /networking/news/config
      dir
      get newsgroups.gz
      quit
------------------------------
Here's another list of USENET newsgroups with a small description of
each. Retrieved by gopher, this file is over 1MB.

TO: gophermail@eunet.cz
BODY: #
      Name=master.html
      Type=9
      Port=80
      Path=GET /usenet-i/hier-s/master.html
      Host=sunsite.unc.edu
-------------------------------
This is a list of newsgroup hierarchies, to help readers of the
news locate a hierarchy of interest. (8 Oct)

TO: leisen@pfx.on.ca
SUBJ: Send Master
-------------------------------
Here are some sites that provide a list of FREE open NNTP news sites.
The first URL listed is updated frequently. NOTE - NNTP sites come
and go fast, so try a few and be flexible. (28 Dec)

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/2513/news.html
      send http://www.reed.edu/~greaber/url-servers.html
      send http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/2432/newsread.htm
      send http://www.krusty.net/usenet.html
------------------------------
This site also has a listing of open NNTP news servers but they are on
6 separate pages. Replace the ? in the URL with a number from 1 to 6
and send 6 lines to the agora server.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.ravenet.com/users/suz/news/servers?.htm

=3= Test your e-mail address

To test your e-mail address send a message with any subject and/or
body to one of these addresses:

TO: bouncer@ner.bbnplanet.com
TO: internet@dummies.com

=4= Mailing lists (see Note 2)

If you're looking for a mailing list, this search engine finds the
words and terms that you specify. For info send:

TO: liszter@bluemarble.net
SUBJ: help
BODY: help
------------------------
This is a fairly complete list of publicly accessible mailing lists
indexed by name and by subject updated regularly.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.Neosoft.com/internet/paml/byname.html
      send http://www.neosoft.com/internet/paml/bysubj.html
-----------------------
NEW-LIST is a moderated distribution list which may be used to
announce the establishment of new e-mail mailing lists.

TO: LISTSERV@VM1.NoDak.EDU
BODY: info new-list
-----------------------
This mailing list concerns newly issued, or revised electronic
networked journals or newsletters. It is moderated and does not
duplicate other lists such as NEW-LIST mentioned above.

TO: Mjd@ccat.sas.upenn.edu
BODY: info newjour

=5= Commands most often used by mailing lists (Ver 1.5.3) (2 Jan)

TO: listserv@listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu
BODY: GET MAILSER CMD NETTRAIN F=MAIL

=6= ROADMAP96 Internet training workshop

ROADMAP96 is a 27-lesson, Internet training workshop designed to teach
new "Net travelers" how to travel around the rapidly expanding(and
often-times confusing) "Information Superhighway" without getting lost.
For information send:

TO: ROADMAP96-Request@LISTS.INTERNIC.NET
SUBJ: INFO ROADMAP96
BODY: INFO ROADMAP96

=7= ACCMAIL mailing list

A mailing list devoted to discussion and problems concerning accessing
the internet by e-mail is called ACCMAIL. For info send:

TO: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
BODY: INFO ACCMAIL

=8= Small UUDECODER program

Most programs come UUENCODED. If you do not have a UUDECODER, you
can get a small self-extracting one by sending the message below.

TO: mailer@cobra.tec.mn.us
SUBJ: send muud.nts

=9= Decompressor programs (see Notes 1, 3 and 4)

This handy utility supports SIT, ARJ, ZIP, ARC, GZ, UUE, and HQX
compression formats. (355)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/win3/compress
      dir
      get sitex10.exe
      quit
-----------------------------
Wincode v2.7.3a: Multi-Purpose Encoder/Decoder for Windows. Supports
UU,XX,USR,BASE64(MIME),BINHEX,BTOA(4&5),BOO,ZIP/UNZIP encode/decode
and Virus Scan programs. (1.02 MB)

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open www.global2000.net
      cd /users/snappy
      dir
      get wc273r16.zip
      quit
----------------------------
This small program by Joe Oliphant will extract files from: ARC/PAK,
ARJ, GZ, GZIP, LHARC, PIT, SIT, TAR, ZIP, Z, ZOO and files compressed
with Microsoft COMPRESS. (64)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.winsite.com/pub/pc/win3/util
      dir
      get av.zip

=10= MIME/BASE 64 encoding (see Notes 1, 3 and 4)

Here are 4 utilities that support the MIME/BASE 64 formats of
encoding. Since these are at two different locations, you must send
a separate message for each. (all under 50Kb) (SJHB64 - Ver 1.6)
NOTE: A newer program base64_6.zip is available but it is shareware.

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/decode
      dir
      get base64_5.zip
      cd /Mirrors/simtel.coast.net/SimTel/msdos/decode
      dir
      get mime64d.zip
      get mpack15d.zip
      quit

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open members.aol.com
      cd /sjhdown
      dir
      get sjhb64.zip
      quit

=11= Utilities to decode UNIX type files (see Note 3)

Another type of encoding utilizes the UNIX coding method. These files
usually end with .z or .Z and can be decoded with this utility. (17)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/compress
      dir
      get decomp2.zip
      quit
-------------------------------
Sometimes a compressed file above is first bundled together using TAR
with a filename such as file.tar.z You'd then use the utility above
to decompress and then this one to extract the files. (11)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/arcers
      dir
      get extar10.zip
      quit
--------------------
This program extracts files from TAR, GZIP, TGZ (tar.gz) archives.
It can also extract PKZIP-compressed TAR archives. (148)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/arcers
      dir
      get untgz094.zip
      quit
-------------------
To uncompress .zoo files use this program by Rahul Dhesi. (55)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/arcers
      dir
      get zoo210.exe
      quit

=12= Internet sites by subject (see Notes 1 and 4) (10 Dec)

Scott Yanoff maintains a list of Internet sites by subject.   This list
should have something for everyone. 2 ways to get it.

TO: inetlist@aug3.augsburg.edu
SUBJ: yanoff
BODY: yanoff

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.csd.uwm.edu
      cd /pub
      dir
      get inet.services.txt

=13= Search engines by e-mail (see Notes 1 and 4) 2 Jan

To use search engines by e-mail, you'll need the helpful files of Gerry
Boyd. This message retrieves all the files in his library.

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.netcom.com
      cd /pub/gb/gboyd
      dir
      get wssearch.zip
      quit
---------------------------------
Once you have these files and want a ready-to-go message to send, see
section =7= of getit4u.

=14= History of the Internet

A nice compilation of the history of the Internet from 1950 to 1996,
complete with a chronological discussion and graphs showing growth of
the Internet can be obtained by sending:

TO: timeline@hobbes.mitre.org

=15= E-mail providers

The software to connect to Juno may be obtained by calling:
1-800-654-JUNO
or retrieve from: http://www.bpserv.com/juno115.zip
See section =3= of 'getit4u' for instructions on retrieval via gopher.

=16= Foreign language translations (moved to 'getit4u' section =18=)

=17= Used music server

The used music server maintains a database of used music (Cds,
records, tapes, etc.) for sale and a separate (but equal) database
of used music that is wanted.

TO: used-music-server@draco.mv.com
SUBJ: help

=18= News via e-mail

Two services that will send you news via e-mail.

TO: User-Manual@Reference.COM
BODY: HELP

TO: info@vigilant.bc.ca

=19= How to use the Internet

Bob Behren's training course by e-mail provides the basic information
needed to learn how to use the Internet. New course starts 1 Feb

TO: rbehrens@kersur.net
SUBJ: MJRB-TRAINING INFO

=20= NewbieNewz

Learn all about the USENET from NewbieNewz with Don Z'Boray's
CyberCourse lessons. Also gives info on joining the NewbieNewz
mailing list. There are currently 5 parts to this course.

TO: usenet-part1@newbie.net

=21= Play games via e-mail

For those of you who like to play games via e-mail, get info from
these 4 sources with 4 separate messages and a subject of help:

TO: munch@soda.berkeley.edu
TO: fm@eiss.erols.com
TO: pbmserv@kelp.boston.ma.us
TO: pbmserv@eiss.erols.com
SUBJ: help
-----------------------------
Here's one devoted to Rugby and maintained by William Cairns

TO: cairnswm@mwp.eskom.co.za
SUBJ: RUGBY RULES
----------------------------
This one concerns the game Diplomacy.

TO: judge@math.utoledo.edu
BODY: help

=22= Handy Utilities (see Notes 1, 3 and 4)

This program translates the .MOZ files generated by Netscape to
their equivalent .HTM files. (28)

TO: bitftp@vm.gmd.de
BODY: open ftp.volftp.vol.it
      cd /pub/pc/windows/win3xx/progs/communications/internet/browser
      dir
      get netcache.zip
      quit
--------------------------
Bruce Guthrie supports 20 programs; this one converts html files to
readable text and can be configured as you desire. Within the zip
file is a listing of his other programs. Excellent (11 Jan) (157)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/html
      dir
      get htmst612.zip
      quit
--------------------------
This utility splits large files of any type into smaller chunks and
will recombine same. (28 Dec) (8)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/fileutil
      dir
      get bisect10.zip
      quit

=23= List of country codes

Want to know the codes associated with each country like UK =
United Kingdom, DE = Germany? Olivier M.J. Crepin-Leblond maintains
the list and is available via e-mail.

TO: ocl@ic.ac.uk
SUBJ: archive-server-request
BODY: get mail/country-codes
------------------------
Another list of country codes sorted by country and by code.   Includes
info on 3 letter zone designators.

TO: address-codes@newbie.net

=24= Simtel.Net freeware/shareware mailing list

There is a mailing list from Simtel.Net that gives info on the latest
freeware/shareware uploaded to their facility and where to get it.

TO: listserv@Simtel.Net
BODY: get ms-news.info

=25= Freeware Programs

Yves Bellefeuille maintains a list called "Best Freeware Programs for
DOS and Windows 3.1". Before buying, check it out. (27 Dec)

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~an448/free96ca.zip
--------------------
Software by Design - Free Windows Software by Gregory Braun

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: http://members.aol.com/GreggBraun/HomePage.htm

=26= THE UnOFFICIAL SMILEY FAQ

If you don't know what smileys are :-) :-( then you probably want
to get THE UnOFFICIAL SMILEY FAQ written by Don Z'Boray.

TO: SMILEYS@Newbie.NET

=27= UU/XX EN/DEcode programs (see Notes 1, 3 and 4)

A simple utility that supports UUENCODE, XXENCODE, MPACK, SHIP
and HEXBIN. (author - Peter Liebel) (18)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/decode
      dir
      get udec1_1.zip
      quit
----------------------------
Two more programs, one for DOS, the other for windows, that support
UU/XX, BASE64, and BinHex encoding and decoding.
(author - Frank Pilhofer) (27 Dec) (112) (255)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/decode
      dir
      get uudvd05b.zip
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/win3/encode
      dir
      get uudw10.zip
      quit

=28= Anti-virus information (see Notes 1, 2 and 4)

David Harley's alt.comp.virus FAQ - version 1.02c

TO: D.Harley@icrf.icnet.uk
SUBJ: request a.c.v. FAQ
------------
Richard Martin maintains a FAQ on macro viruses.

TO: Bd326@TorFree.Net
SUBJ: PLEASE SEND FAQ
-----------
Nick FitzGerald is the maintainer of the VIRUS-L FAQ

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.cs.ucr.edu
      cd /pub/virus-l
      get vlfaq200.txt
      quit
-------------------------
Before you send out a virus warning, get this latest bulletin from
CIAC which addresses all sorts of hoaxes and erroneous warnings.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html
--------------------
Another source for the Good Times virus hoax and other urban legends.

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.usit.net
      cd /pub/lesjones
      dir
      get good-times-virus-hoax-faq.txt
      get good-times-virus-hoax-minifaq.txt
      quit
-------------
VIRUS-L is a mailing list devoted to discussions about computer
viruses and virus related questions/answers.

TO: listserv@lehigh.edu
BODY: info virus-l
---------------
Handy utility that checks to see if a program writes to, deletes,
or messes with areas of your computer that might upset you. (8)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/virus
      dir
      get chk4bomb.zip
      quit
-----------------
F-PROT anti-virus program for personal use (5 Dec) (901)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/virus
      dir
      get fp-225.zip
      quit

NOTE: This program is updated approximately every 2 months and the
current version can easily be determined with this message.

TO: f-prot-update@complex.is
BODY: send version

F-Prot also makes available a frequent update to their MACRO.DEF file,
which detects Word Macro viruses. The basic program F-MACROW.EXE is
included in their anti-virus program mentioned above. Get the /pub
directory and check the date of MACRODEF.ZIP before retrieving.

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.complex.is
      cd /pub
      dir
      quit

=29= Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

A list of over 3,100 American and Canadian Internet Service Providers
(ISPs) can be obtained via e-mail. NOTE: Your telephone area code
goes in the subject area, (example - SUBJ: 405). If you live in a
non-metropolitan area, then SUBJ: 800

TO: ISP@Penny-a-Pic.com
SUBJ: see above
---------------------------
The NetAccess Worldwide List is a comprehensive list of internet
access providers around the world.

TO: iap-request@best.be
SUBJ: info
--------------------------
Here's a site with a bunch of links to ISPs world-wide

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www1.tagsys.com/Provider/ListOfLists.html
--------------------------
Substitute your area code for XXX in URL below for USA and Canada.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://thelist.iworld.com/areacode/XXX.html
--------------------------
You can get a complete country list by country and code with this:

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://thelist.iworld.com/country/country.html
      send http://thelist.iworld.com/countrycode/countrycode.html

=30= Just for Fun (see Note 2)

Let's play roulette - these URLs, will return a completely random
site. WARNING - you could receive web pages that are not exactly
for the easily offended.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.uroulette.com:8000/cgi-bin/rand_reloc
      send http://www.yahoo.com/homeb/?http://random.yahoo.com/bin/ryl
      send http://www.mit.edu/cgi/autopilot

This URL lets you choose the category from which you'd like to get a
random site.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
    send http://altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/query?pg=s

And here, 10 random sites are listed with their URLs.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
    send http://webcrawler.com/cgi-bin/random
--------------------------
Shell Clark has a pen-pal service for all ages. Just send your
requirements for a pen-pal in the body of a message to include such
items as age, sex, country, hobbies, etc. It is not a dating service.
Shell will also send you a list of those already signed up, if you
state your preferences and your desire for the list.

TO: shellspals@juno.com
SUBJ: Penpal ad
--------------------------
Sign-up for a pen-pal by email.   This service is for all ages.
TO: piggly@juno.com
SUBJ: Piggly Pen Pals
BODY: Please send info
--------------------------
If you're completely bored get this spoof of "Get Rich Quick" schemes.
It contains ascii art so set your font to "Courier", "Courier New" or
"Fixed Sys".

TO: ASCIIFUN@ansaback.com
--------------------------
Are you a clueless newbie?   Ed Cherlin gives 10 signs.

TO: Are.You.A.Clueless.Newbie@newbie.net
--------------------------
Figlets are words written in ascii characters. The best way to
understand this is to get the help file. Make sure that you type
the subject exactly as shown.

TO: Michel.Eftimakis@sophia.europe.vlsi.com
SUBJ: Figlet: Help

And if you'd like to create your own figlets, check out the home page
of Ian Bagley, creator of the program.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.bagley.demon.co.uk/siggen.html
---------------------------
Any-Day-in-History site will give the births, deaths, holidays, and
other information for any day of the year. Substitute a month (01-12)
for MM and day (01-31) for DD in the URL below

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.scopesys.com/cgi/today2.cgi?askmonth=MM\&askday=DD
--------------------------
How about some e-mail contests/sweepstakes? (22 Nov)

TO: win@yoyo.com

Or maybe you'd like to get some FREE stuff by email?   This site is
updated frequently so check back monthly.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.free-n-cool.com/coolest/freememl.html
-------------------------
Find out the origin of your first name and what it means.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.miworld.net/~ctwright/frstname.htm
-------------------------
How about solving some mazes. Everytime you send a message, a
different maze will be generated. There are two URLs, a regular maze
and one for the kids. Hint - start with the latter. The mazes come
uuencoded and when decoded will leave a file name such as "!WWW!W3M"
or "!TMP!WWW".   Just change it to "maze.gif".   Good Luck.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.neta.com/cgi-bin/getmaze
      send http://www.neta.com/cgi-bin/kidsmaze
-------------------------
Feel like getting insulted? OK - here's 3. The first one gets
you insulted by the old bard Shakespeare. The others have some rough
language. Everytime the message is sent, new insults are generated.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.nova.edu/Inter-Links/cgi-bin/bard.pl
      send http://www.xe.net/cgi-bin/nph-abuse
      send http://www.xe.com/cgi-bin/nph-abuse2

Send off for this help file for other insulting annoyances.

TO: insult-daemon@kite.ml.org
BODY: help

=31= Computer-oriented abbreviations and acronyms (see Note 1)

BABEL: 2 ways to get this glossary of computer oriented abbreviations
and acronyms. (Ver 97A) (28 Dec) (146)

TO: listserv@vm.temple.edu
BODY: GET BABEL TXT HELP-NET
---
TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY:open ftp.temple.edu
     cd /pub/info/help-net
     dir
     get babel.txt
     quit
----------------------------
Another listing of acronyms by Elianah Siepmann from 1994

TO: acronyms@newbie.net

=32= Public domain resources(see Note 2) 26 Sep

Kevin Savetz maintains a web page of tons of public domain resources.
Quoting Kevin "public domain means it is owned by everyone".

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.northcoast.com/savetz/pd/pd.html

=33= Other interesting autoresponders

JobSAT is a database containing thousands of employment opportunities
from Canada and the United States - updated daily.

TO: JobSAT@Hookup.Net
=34= Spectrum Virtual University classes (28 Dec)

The calendar of classes at Spectrum Virtual University is available
for classes beginning in Jan 97. Registration deadline - 10 Jan.

TO: Calendar@vu.org

=35= Programs I use constantly (see Notes 1 and 3)

This DOS program lets you jump directly to any subdirectory in any
drive. (29)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/dirutl
      dir
      get todir22.zip
      quit
--------------
A program that replaces the Windows Task Manager. (39)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/simtel.coast.net/SimTel/win3/taskman
      dir
      get taskvw30.zip
      quit
------------------
A Mini Status Bar that reports system resources. (11)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.winsite.com/pub/pc/win3/desktop
      dir
      get mininfo.zip
      quit
------------------
SuperPad is a replacement for Microsoft Windows' Notepad that can
edit files of any size. (106)

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.zdnet.com
      cd /pcmag/1995/0411
      dir
      get spad.zip
      quit
-------------------
Have you ever installed a program, didn't like it, and then tried to
find what this new program installed and where? Here are 2 programs
that keep track of everything that was installed. (216) (36)

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/simtel.coast.net/SimTel/win3/utility
      dir
      get inctrl2.zip
      cd /Mirrors/simtel.coast.net/SimTel/win3/install
      dir
      get instl330.zip
      quit

=36= FTP servers that send missing parts (1 Dec)

As of now, 2 ftp servers have a command to send to you ONLY those
parts of a large file that did not arrive at your mailbox.

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: help

TO: ftpmail@ieunet.ie
BODY: help

=37= Net-Happenings mailing list

The NET-HAPPENINGS mailing list is dedicated to announcing new sites,
events, publications, training, and miscellaneous information
happening on the Internet.

TO: Majordomo@lists.internic.net
BODY: info net-happenings

=38= Netiquette information (see Note 2)

One source of info on Netiquette is a Request for Comment (RFC) file
which provides netiquette guidelines to the Internet community.

TO: mailserv@ds2.internic.net
BODY: send rfc1855.txt
----------------
Netiquette: Minding Your Manners When Using E-Mail
Here's another place to learn about email Netiquette. Other links
are shown which should help you to become a good Netcitizen.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://bbs.augsburg.edu/library/aib/mailmanners.html
----------------
The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette by Arlene H. Rinaldi
Althought dated Jul 94, it still is applicable today. There are other
documents here as well; the 2nd line of the body gets their help file.

TO: almanac@esusda.gov
BODY: send docs-gen rinaldi-netiquette
      send guide
---------------
An excellent source of information is Editing EMail - A Guide with
Examples written by Sven Guckes. This'll show you how to use email
properly with some rather humorous examples and comments.
TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.math.fu-berlin.de/~guckes/mail/editing.txt

=39= "New Internet User" Questions

Answers to Commonly asked "New Internet User" Questions is the title
of another RFC (see =38=) from the DS server

TO: mailserv@ds2.internic.net
BODY: send rfc1206.txt

=40= WHOIS server

Since the DS server is mentioned in both =38= and =39= above, you may
want to get their help file. They maintain the WHOIS server.

TO: mailserv@ds2.internic.net
BODY: help

=41= Mercury Mail

Mercury mail offers stock quotes, news briefs, weather coverage,
sports, entertainment, and more.

TO: info@merc.com
SUBJ: help
BODY: help

NOTE: It seems there may be a problem unsubscribing from some of
their services. If so, send your unsubscribe request here:

TO: chrisk@merc.com
SUBJ: unsubscribe <insert the service here>
BODY: unsubscribe <insert the service here>

=42= GETIT4U (see Note 2)

GETIT4U includes various files, programs, etc to get from robot
servers with specific and easy to follow examples. 2 ways to get it.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://members.aol.com/bombagirl/freeware/getit4u.txt

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.crl.com
      cd /users/iv/iverham
      dir
      get getit4u.txt

=43= File Formats (see Notes 2 and 3)

Listings that show file extensions, descriptions, and their uses.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://ac.dal.ca/~dong/appen.htm
      send http://rodent.lib.rochester.edu/multimed/appen.htm
-------------------------------
The Graphic Utilities' Site & Version FAQ

Here you'll find many of the programs needed to view the file formats
mentioned above as well as enough links and information on graphics
to make you a veritable expert in the field. (Brian Starks)
NOTE: Put send before http below (not enough room to get on one line).

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~stark/a/pub/utilities/GUtil_SV.FAQ
-------------------------------
The alt.binaries.multimedia help page.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/7917/Help.htm

=44= PIX4U - programs to view multimedia files

PIX4U shows you how to get FREE programs needed to view multimedia
files. Formats for each program are shown as well as the operating
system needed and where the programs are located on FTP sites.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://members.aol.com/bombagirl/freeware/pix4u.txt

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.crl.com
      cd /users/iv/iverham
      dir
      get pix4u.txt

=45= Ask an Expert (see Note 2)

There are 10 web pages of sites and email addresses of experts in
various fields such as agriculture, medicine, sports, well you get the
idea. Send this message with 10 URLs, substituting the numbers from
1 to 10 where I show a question mark.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.askanexpert.com/askanexpert/askanexpert?.html

=46= Finding addresses (see Note 2)

This document details many ways to find email addresses.

TO: finding-addresses@newbie.net
---------------------------
Retrieve this document and you'll have an extensive list of colleges
and how to find the email address of their faculty and students. The
file is 240Kb and comes in 4 parts with 2 sections per part. (29 Oct)

TO: mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu
BODY: send usenet/news.answers/mail/college-email/*
--------------------------
Another list of 3000+ colleges is maintained by Christina DeMello.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://web.mit.edu/cdemello/www/univ.html

=47= Reminder services

This service sends you an email message each time a URL, that you
specify, changes its contents. For an example of how to use it,
see my other file 'getit4u' (=42=).

TO: URL-minder@netmind.com
SUBJ: URL-minder help
-------------------------------------
You can also register important dates like birthdays and this service
will notify you a few days before the event.

TO: e-minder@netmind.com
SUBJ: e-minder help

=48= Netscape FTP Information

Receive instructions on how to download Netscape software plus answers
to some frequently asked questions.

TO: ftp@netscape.com

=49= Colleges and Universities (for addresses see section =46= above)

This site bills itself as "the most comprehensive available list of
american college and university admission office email addresses".

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.novakint.com/colleges/
----------------------
This Financial Aid FAQ is compiled by Mark Kantrowitz and is the most
comprehensive guide to higher education financial aid.

TO: query@finaid.org
BODY: send faq
---------------------
This report by Neal Voron offers suggestions for a general strategy
for students to consider when pursuing scholarships.

TO: wtsh@voron.com

=50= E-Zines (see Note 5)

This is a summary of 1332 electronically-accessible zines - what they
are, who publishes them, and where you can find them. This file is
990 KB and is maintained by John Labovitz.
TO: gophermail@eunet.cz
BODY: #
      Name=e-zine-list.txt
      Type=9
      Port=80
      Path=GET /~johnl/e-zine-list/e-zine-list.txt
      Host=www.meer.net
---------------
Todd Kuipers E-Mail Zines Listing is much smaller but is still
another good source.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://propagandist.com/tkemzl/full.htm

=51= Mike's list (see Notes 1 and 4) Oct 96

Mike's list is a compilation of Internet related subjects that should
keep you busy for a few hours or days retrieving this and that. The
file is 111Kb and includes a program to convert the text file to html
files for use with a browser.

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/info
      dir
      get ml96oct.zip
      quit

=52= Send mail from one network to another (see Notes 1 and 4) 18 Oct

This file documents methods of sending mail from one network to
another, ie. from AOL to Compuserve, from internet to fidonet, etc.

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.csd.uwm.edu
      cd pub
      dir
      get internetwork-mail-guide
      quit

=53= Internet Users' Glossary (see Notes 1 and 4)

The Internet Users' Glossary concentrates on terms which are specific
to the Internet.

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open nic.merit.edu
      dir
      cd /internet/documents/fyi
      get fyi18.txt
      quit

=54= Anonymous FTP Sites Listing (see Notes 1 and 4) 12 Oct
This is a 400Kb zipped list of most of the anonymous FTP sites.

TO: ftpmail@sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk
BODY: open
      cd /Mirrors/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/msdos/info
      dir
      get ftp-list.zip
      quit

=55= Email to Fax server

Get this FAQ to learn how to send a fax via email. (27 Aug)
The second message retrieves a list of areas covered. (27 Nov)

TO: tpcfaq@info.tpc.int

TO: tpccover@info.tpc.int

=56= All about Words

The Index of Online Dictionaries provides links, not only to online
dictionaries, but to thesauri, and other reference works pertaining
to words and phrases.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.bucknell.edu/~rbeard/diction.html
      send http://www.bucknell.edu/~rbeard/diction2.html

Word-a-day, dictionary, thesaurus, acronym, anagram, & rhyme-n-reason
all via e-mail from Wordsmith.

TO: wsmith@wordsmith.org
SUBJ: help
--------------------------
Another acronym server that not only does a search for the word you
specify but allows submissions of new acronyms.

TO: freetext@bureau.ucc.ie
SUBJ: help
--------------------------
And for those of you who want your own multilingual translating
dictionary, go here and decide for yourself.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://www.travlang.com/Ergane/
      send ftp://travlang.com/outgoing

=57= What to do about spammers

When you receive a SPAM, send the entire message to include all header
fields TO: spam-list@toby.han.de

This is a mailing list of people who are devoted to ridding the
Internet of these spamming bozos.
---------------------------------
You should also send the entire message including headers to the net
abuse newsgroup through one of the gateways to USENET newsgroups
found in section =14= of 'getit4u'.
e.g. news.admin.net-abuse.email@dispatch.demon.co.uk
---------------------------------
The National Fraud Information Center should also be advised on all
questionable mail you receive. You could receive a reward of $500 if
they nab an illegal operation ie. chain letters. As above, send the
entire message including headers TO: nfic@internetMCI.com
---------------------------------
If you post to any USENET newsgroup, you'll like this simple and
effective way to beat the spammers.

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/oakcomm/stopads.htm

=58= RFC-INFO service

RFC-Info is an e-mail based service to help in locating and retrieving
RFCs, FYIs, STDs, and IMRs.

TO: RFC-INFO@ISI.EDU
BODY: help

=59= WWWFetch E-Mail Gateway (28 Nov)

Webfetch has just revised their email retrieval of web pages.

TO: wwwfmail@linux.netmor.com
SUBJ: info

=NOTES=

NOTE 1: Sometimes, these bitftp servers get ornery and return to you
a message that states the site that you requested is not a recognized
ftp host, when, in fact, it is. Just resubmit the message. I have
included the dir command in each of the messages to a bitftp server.
If you don't want a listing of the directory that has the file you
are requesting, then delete the line with the command dir on it.

NOTE 2: Agora/agora-like servers:

agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
agora@cobra.tec.mn.us
agora@kamakura.mss.co.jp
agora@info.lanic.utexas.edu
w3mail@mogli.gmd.de
web@glr.com

The same orneriness applies here as in NOTE 1 above. If you get a
message back saying the requested URL is empty there are 2 reasons:
the site was too busy to handle the request or the URL was invalid
due to misspelling or is out-of-date.
NOTE 3: If the author's e-mail address is included with a FREE
program that you use, why not drop him/her an email message of thanks.

NOTE 4: The bitftp servers have a default of approximately 38Kb per
message. If you want messages sent to you in larger or smaller
segments, use the 'chunksize' command. This command is placed on the
next line after the 'open' command. Example: Get messages sent to you
that are 90Kb in size:
open ftp.anywhere.com
chunksize 90

NOTE 5: Gopher servers have a default of 27Kb per message. To receive
segments in larger or smaller chunks, use the 'Split' command. This
is placed on the first line of the body of the message. Example: Get
messages sent to you in 150Kb segments: Split=150K

NOTE 6: 2 ways to obtain the latest version of this file:

TO: agora@dna.affrc.go.jp
BODY: send http://members.aol.com/bombagirl/freeware/email4u.txt

TO: bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu
BODY: open ftp.crl.com
      cd /users/iv/iverham
      dir
      get email4u.txt

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