(22246) Sat 8 Oct 94 5:26p
By: John Souvestre
To: John Parker
@MSGID: 1:396/1 2e971cbf
@REPLY: 1:396/2.0 2e95338c
JP> Could someone please post the instructions for sending e-mail to
JP> the internet via fido.
Sending Mail Between FidoNet and Internet
To send mail from a FidoNet node to someone at an Internet or UUCP site
you must know:
1) The site name of the Internet node where the user is.
2) The login name or mail alias (the mailbox name) that the user you
want to send mail to uses there.
3) The FidoNet address of the UUCP Gateway. These are flagged in the
Nodelist with the "GUUCP" flag. The default gateway is 1:1/31.
You should get the first two pieces of information from the person that
you want to send mail to. With these bits of information do the following
1) Go to the Netmail message area.
2) Enter a message addressed to the UserName "Uucp" at the address of
the gateway node.
NOTE: The most common error is that the UserName in the FidoNet
Header is NOT "Uucp". Some software will add trailing spaces to the
UserName. The gateway software will not tolerate this anomaly.
3) The very FIRST line must contain the Internet address in the format:
followed by a BLANK line. You may create "cc:'s" by having multiple
"To: " lines BEFORE the first BLANK line.
There must be nothing else on that line! Do NOT include the (Full
Name) which the message coming FROM the Internet may contain.
Do not use bang!path type addresses on messages going thru 1:1/31 as
they will probably NOT be interpreted properly. The "smart-host"
which 1:1/31 relies on knows how to handle BITNET addresses if given
in the form 'user@machine.BITNET'.
4) Enter the rest of your message as you normally would. When you're
finished, save it and it will be sent automagically.
The gateway software will insert the correct return-address in your
message and will also append a .signature to the end of it. There
is no need to specify your return-address in the body of your
Your message will be from 'User.Name@fNODE.nNET.zZONE.fidonet.org'.
Since the address of this FidoNet node is 1:396/1, John Doe's
address here would be John.Doe@f1.n396.z1.fidonet.org.
5) If you have ay other problems, please consult your local SysOp or
send mail to the SysOp of the Gateway node. In the case of 1:1/31,
please send to "Postmaster".
Late news: The default gateway, 1:1/31, now allows an easier, more
natural addressing method, using the "To" field in the message's header
rather than a special line in the body of the message. In place of steps 2
and 3 above, do the following (step A) instead.
A) Enter a message addressed to the Internet address, at the address of
the gateway node. Use the format:
That's all there is to it!
Please note: The FidoNet - Internet Gateway is for personal messages. It
is not for conferences, mailing lists, news groups, file-attaches, or
"encoded" files. Thanks.
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