FTP by Mail

News - 1999-05-13

I recently received some feedback by Luca Pertile. Apparently some of the servers listed in the instructions below do not support FTP by mail anymore. So, here is a list of the ones that should work & a new server:

Thanks Luca!

How to Use FTP by Mail

I got these instructions from a newsgroup posting a few years ago. I have never tried them myself, but I have put them on this page, because it's something that you never really hear about on the Internet. Thanks to Smeagol for posting the instructions in the first place.

To get mail to deliver an ftp file you can send mail to
ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com (or any other ftpmail server), the subject does not 

The body of the message is where the commands are placed - here is an 
example of how to download the file /pub/povray/utilities/tmkr11.zip from 
ftp.povray.org: (to get a binary file you must tell it to uuencode the 

	connect ftp.povray.org
	cd /pub/povray/utilities
	get tmkr11.zip

You can use this method to get files from any ftp site.

Hope this is helpful.


PS:  Here are some other ftp mail servers:

ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com or ftpmail@cs.uow.edu.au
bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu or ftpmail@lth.se
bitftp@dearn or to bitftp@vm.gmd.de (Europe only)
ftpmail@grasp.insa-lyon.fr or ftpmail@ieunet.ie
bitftp@plearn.edu.pl or bitftp@plearn (Europe)
ftpmail@doc.ic.ac.uk or ftpmail@sunsite.unc.edu

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