How can I get a C FAQ from firstname.lastname@example.org by mail
Re: C FAQ
Mike Wahler <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Vivek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > How can I get a C FAQ from email@example.com by mail
> What indicates to you that that option is available?
> Try looking wherever that was.
> The C FAQ can be ftp'd from rtfm.mit.edu
> or accessed via http
> at http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq/top.html
Out of curiousity, I did some research on this
(which you could as easily have done yourself).
For the benefit of anyone else reading, here's
what I did:
I sent what I considered to be a 'garbage' message
(I put 'blahblahblah' in the body) to that address,
and as expected, I got back a message telling me I
had errors in my request.
Included in that message was:
For general information on using the mail server, send a message
to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with a body of:
For a listing of top-level files and directories available at this
site, send a message to "email@example.com" with a body of:
I sent a 'help' and an 'index' message, which resulted
in my receiving two messages which told me all I needed
After reading that, I sent a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
with a body containing the command:
I received the C FAQ, broken into six separate messages
(which btw I found rather courteous, instead of sending
me one huge message and 'bogging down' my other mail).
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