Agora: WWW E-Mail Interface
This document is intended
to be retrieved through mail, and may look funny with a normal WWW browser.
To get it through mail, just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with
Welcome to the World-Wide Web!
To retrieve a document, you just have to specify its "address",
called a "Uniform Resource Locator" (URL). For example, the URL of
This means that to get it, you just have to send a mail to
email@example.com, with whatever subject you like, the body of
the mail being:
If you are interested in Latin American studies and curious about World-Wide Web services, you may take a look at the following documents:
In WWW services, most documents are hypertext. In such a case you
will notice numbers in square brackets such as  next to some
special words. This means you may access a new document, hopefully
related to the word(s) preceding the . If you are interested to
see this new document, you will find at the bottom of the document
containing the  a list of URLs, next to numbers. Then, just copy
the URL next to , and paste it
to the body of a mail you send to firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you are lazy, there is another way to retrieve WWW documents
through email: just reply to email@example.com , and specify
in the body the number(s) you are interested in. This program
will figure out which document you are interested in by looking
at the subject header that you then have to preserve.
- UT Latin American Network Information Center
- The World-Wide Web Initiative
- World-Wide Web Frequently Asked Questions
You'd like to know more about UT-LANIC (University of Texas -- Latin American Network Information Center)?
All right, the number between brackets is 1. Let's look at the bottom of
this page. 1 corresponds to
So you have to send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the body:
You are still curious about World-Wide Web? All right, the
appropriate documents are "World-Wide Web Initiative" and
"Frequently Asked Questions". They have the numbers
2 and 3 in brackets next to them. So you reply to the mail from
email@example.com that you are currently reading, and write in
Note: If your mail tool truncates subject lines, it may be useful
for you to know that this robot needs only the part (URL: ...) to
determine what the numbers refer to.
Commands related to the retrieval of WWW documents
Everything appearing in <> is mandatory; all arguments are case insensitive.
Only the first 10 lines of requests will be processed.
- send <URL>
This will send you back the document you requested, with all
its hrefs, so that you may ask further requests.
(if the document is too large, you will get only its first 5,000
lines). The url sent may contain the following characters:
- rsend <return-path> <URL>
Same as "send", but you can specify a different return-path
rsend firstname.lastname@example.org http://lanic.utexas.edu/
Send you this document.
This document was originally provided by Arthur Secret at CERN, and
modified by UT-LANIC for its users. Please send bug report to