This article is from the Amiga FAQ, by Ignaz Kellerer with numerous contributions by others.
Another way to get files is to use a mail server. This assumes that you can send mail to Internet addresses and get mail from Internet hosts. It works by sending a mail to the server specifying some commands, for example send commands for the files you want. Important mail servers are email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
The most important commands are: *Help* Tells the server that you wish to get an Ascii file containing detailed explanation how to use the server.
*Limit <number>* Specifys that you wish to get not more than <number> Kbytes per mail. Larger files get splitted into small pieces of at most <number> Kbytes which are sent as separate mails each. Note that the mails may get larger because of overhead.
*Cwd <dir>* Sets the current working directory to <dir>. This directory is used by the commands send and dir.
*Index* will return a list of files and/or directories that the server offers. Note that this may be *very* large!
*Index <item>* returns a list of files containing <item> in their names.
*Dir [<dir>]* returns a list of the files and directories in the given directory.
*Send <file1> <file2> ... <fileN>* Tells the server to send the given files to you.
*Begin* Tells the server to ignore all lines above this command.
*End* Like Begin, but specifies to ignore the lines below. (A signature for example!) A typical session would be to send the following mail to the mail server: BEGIN CD /pub/aminet/util/arc SEND LhA_e138.run END