Please see the Readme in the distribution for instructions on how to
Install. You must have some sort of Unix box available.
To use the program, you need to send e-mails to the configured address.
In these examples I'll use email@example.com as an imaginary example
address. In most cases when you install your own version, you do not
want to use 'mail2web' as the taget address as it might be guessed and
abused. In anycase most moble e-mail devices allow you to store in an
address book the real address, so even if the real one is complex and
hard to remember, you probably will only type in in once.
To get a short welcome message with quick instructions, mail
To get CNN's front page web site.
The e-mail you'll get back will have the links marked with numbered
placeholders. Example of a imaginary returned page.
This is a test page.
Click here  to see the next
Or pick here to get weather 
Or pick here to goto
When you select 'reply' on most handhelp style mail devices, it will
automaticly fill in the subject with
You just edit that subject line to read ''Re: http://mytestpage.junk.zw
in order to follow the 'weather' link.
If your impatient your email is slow and want to follow more than one
link, you can try
goto# 1 goto# 2 goto# 3"
all at once.
If a message is too large to be sent as a single e-mail, it will be
broken down into multiple messages. There is a limit on how many
messages it will be split into, so you may not be able to reach the
bottom of 'very large' web pages. You should avoid them as they normlay
are not very usefull on the limited interface of the e-mail brower.
Your adminstrator can adjust these limits.
If you are accessing a web page where the contact changes quickly and
the link number may become out of date in just a few minutes, then you
should use the 'reply with text' option rather than a normal reply.
This will give the web2mail program the additional information it needs
to figure out what the link number you picked is refering to at the
time the origianl e-mail was formated and sent to you. Otherwise you
might get an unexpected result. Newpapers and forum style web pages are
examples of where this is useful.
Only http and Ftp links are supported, there is no support for https,
gopher or telnet style links.
Beause there is no support for Forms, Macros are used to get access to
the most common 'web style' requests.
Gets a summeray of the commands.
Gets driving directions.
Fill this in with the format
dir:start street address, start city, start state,
start zip:end street address, end city, end state, end zip code.
You can leave a field blank and zip codes are
If you do not give a street address, if will
give directions to the center of the city.
Do a google search. The normal rules about + and -
in google searchs work.
Get summery of news. You can also request a subject
such as 'world, us, busines, science, sports, entertainment and health'
Get stock info, 15+ minutes delayed. (no guareinties
of accracy so don't sue!)
Gets a weather report, from the specified zip code
or for you default one, set by the adminstrator.
Gets a report about local movies and theaters based
on zip code.
Gets a report about local activites, special events,
about the nearest large city to that zip code.
size: ## URL
## is size in bytes. Is a modifier that will
overrule the settings for the largest page size to mail you. It is most
usefull to keep a large page from beeing split up in many messages. In
Blackberry's case, you can control the download of the large message
with the 'more text' option from the menu.
Returns the page with more information, near the
bottom of the page (last messages in a multy part mailing) will be a
list of the links with their URL's spelled out. This might be usefull