Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
There are four GopherMail addresses at the time of this writing.
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comYou can start by sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; subject line and message body are ignored. GopherMail will reply with its home page. You then use your e-mail program to reply to that message, including it in the text of your reply. Mark the menu choices that you are interested in by putting an X before the menu numbers of the interesting menu choices. From there you can just keep repeating the process, sending replies back to Gopher while marking your desired items.
Let's let the calvin.edu service speak for itself.
You can get started by sending mail to email@example.com with any or no subject and any or no message body. GopherMail will reply by sending you it's main gopher menu. You then use your email program to reply to that message, including it in the text of your reply. Mark which menu options you want to follow-up by putting an "X" (or "x") anywhere near the beginning of the line, before the menu numbers for those options. From there you can just keep repeating the process, sending replies back to gopher with the desired items marked with an X. To make it more efficient, you could edit your replies so they contain just the gopher link information for the items that you want. You'll find all the link information after the menu, at the bottom of the menu messages that GopherMail sends to you. Some items on gopher menus are database searches and college phone books. To search for a particular name or keyword(s), you simply send them on the "Subject:" line of the message in which you've Xed the phonebook or WAIS database menu option.Note that these services are all experimental and might well have changed by the time you try to use them. Also, if you have access to Gopher, it's a much better choice!
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