Help File on The CricInfo MailServer: CricInfo via Email
The first CricInfo MailServer came on-line on Dec13th 1993. It
checks the subject line of incoming messages only. Messages
are then deleted here, but your message is returned to you ap-
pended onto the mailserver output.
Please use the mailserver interface to CricInfo *ONLY* if you
*HAVE* to because you are not on the internet and *cannot* use
either gopher or irc interfaces. The mailserver interface
works on the same principle as the irc Bot -the same file-name
matching is performed.
the Subject should be your request (e.g., Subject: aus eng t6
1993). Do not put /msg cricinfo in the subject line :-)
You can put anything you like in the body of the message, it is
1) whereis - invaluable aid to finding files
Usage: Subject: Whereis aus eng 1993
2) lookup - Lookup Player Stats.
Usage: Subject: lookup gower david
For other mail (submissions, communications to the managers)
please continue to mail us at :
You can also contact us at
for some more time but we would prefer if you used the new address.
Thanks. We hope you find CricInfo useful and will contribute
some time towards it
NOTE: The mailserver uses the "From :" field of incoming mail in
order to determine a reply address. Please ensure that mail sent
to this address from the USA *.edu domain will reach you. This
is a particular problem for *.uk machines which are not on
the Inter- Net and rely on intermediate relays. The mailserver
normally will respond within 90 secs or so. If you do not get a
reply within a couple of hours, this is either because the net-
work is completely stuffed at that time (check with `ping` (ask
sysop if you don`t know what this is)), or because mail sent to
your reply address failed to reach you. In the latter case,
try resending your request from a different address; preferably
an address on a central machine.
Mailserver written by CP
<END> The Management