Tiny Email sends short ("tiny") versions of email to you whenever the email arrives at your post office. These "tiny emails" are geared to fit into one mobile phone SMS message.
For instance, TinyEmail2AIM, an AIM 'bot, may be commanded to send these "tiny emails" to you when you are signed on to AOL's AIM Instant Messaging system.
To tell Tiny Email to send these "tiny emails," you tell Tiny Email your email account information:
|Internet post office name||(if not AOL)|
|Post office user name||(if non AOL post office or if name is different from AIM Screen Name)|
|Post office password|
Once started, every minute or two, Tiny Email signs in to your account on your behalf and monitors the arriving email. Tiny Email does not modify, does not mark as having been read, and does not delete the email unless you explicitly tell it to do so.
When Tiny Email detects new mail, it distills the email into a "tiny" form and sends the results to you.
So that you are not irritated by useless messages (or charged for them by whatever messaging system you receive the "tiny emails" through), Tiny Email filters most spam from your "tiny email."
To avoid receiving "tiny emails" for expected, repetitive emails, you may tell Tiny Email to ignore emails from particular senders or to ignore emails with particular subjects.
Once you have told Tiny Email your email account information, starting and stopping Tiny Email is quick and easy.
With the forget command, you may tell Tiny Email to forget all information about you: email account name, password, and the entity (e.g. AIM screen name) that was receiving the "tiny email".
Send E-Mail to TinyEmail's Administrator.
Example Tiny Email:
To: InstantInform@aol.com From: email@example.com Subject: Re: m100 battery capacitor for hire On Wed, 29 Feb 1889 19:17:13 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Who Am I) writes: >I don't have any statistics to back it up, I would wager that a good >plurality of m100 users picked up the device because it was cheap, and not >because it met their needs. Either there isn't a need, or there was a need >artificially created through advertising or peer pressure or just a plain >old fashioned technology fetish. When they're giving away m100's with >cosmetics, sandwiches, and oil changes, how much can we really expect of >such a device? People who have specific portable or wireless needs >generally also have done the research and can spend the extra money for >another device. There's no getting around the fact that the m100 is kinda >cheap. egad! Smilies aside, I think you are correct that people buy the M100 because it is cheap. However, if it also meets their needs, then what is wrong with using a cheap PDA? -- Sender's sig name Where he's from and such
becomes something like (Note: Tiny Email contains adaptive logic):
email@example.com: RE:m100 battery capacitor 4 hire/egad! Smilies aside, I think ur correct people buy M100 cuz tis cheap. However, if it
Tiny Email's messages follow these formats:
|From: Subject/+/Body||The email contains a compressed (e.g. ZIP) file attachment.|
|From: Subject/-/Body||The email contains a text/PDF/PS/RTF file attachment.|
|From: Subject/*/Body||The email contains a DOC/XLS/PPT etc. file attachment. It should be treated with caution.|
|From: Subject/!/Body||The email contains an executable (e.g. EXE) file attachment and should be treated with extreme caution.|
The START command requires an email password. This password is the password normally given to access AOL email (from Netscape, for instance).
If Tiny Email is already sending tiny emails to the user, then the START command does not require a password. Instead, START works just as a blank message does: it tells Tiny Email to resume sending tiny emails if Tiny Email has been STOPped.
ONCE can be used to "poll" the email box just once.
ONCEX can be used to "poll" the email box just once.
Emails that have arrived at the post office while Tiny Email was STOPped are not sent to the user. Tiny Email tells the sender of blank messages how many new emails are in his mailbox.
Note/Warning: It's possible that a tiny email can "cross the path" of a READ command. That 5 second window can be missed and the wrong email can be marked as having been read!
If the user's post office is an IMAP server, then this command is not destructive. But if the user's post office is a POP3 server, then Tiny Email deletes the email from the post office.
In the case of AOL email, email that is READ is moved to a separate mailbox. If you subsequently use an email client program or AOL desktop software to mark the email as new, then Tiny Email will not normally send you another tiny email for the email. Normally, Tiny Email remembers all emails that have been sent to the user and never sends one twice. Note: if the Tiny Email server is restarted, it forgets what emails have been sent to users in tiny form.
Note/Warning: It's possible that a tiny email can "cross the path" of a REPLY command. That 5 second window can be missed and the wrong email can be replied to.
Note/Warning: It's possible that a tiny email can "cross the path" of a NO FROM command. That 5 second window can be missed and the wrong email can be used as the template for filtering.
Note/Warning: It's possible that a tiny email can "cross the path" of a NO SUBJECT command. That 5 second window can be missed and the wrong email can be used as the template for filtering.
If the subject contains more than one word, it must be separated from the body of the email by a forward slash character.
Tiny Email tries to set the "From:" address in the email to the sender's email address. But, in many cases, Tiny Email does not know the user's email address. Remember that Tiny Email's logic works best with AOL screen names and email.
You may reset the statistics counters to zero using the STATS RESET command. Zero valued counters are not returned by Tiny Email.
Examples of the statistics counters that Tiny Email implements are:
The full email will be analyzed to find ways to make Tiny Email handle it in a better way. It would help quite a lot if you were to send a separate email to TinyEmail's development people describing your thoughts on the matter. If you are willing to let the email be included in a permanent software regression test, please include a note to let us know.
Your FIXed email will be thrown away as soon as it has been analyzed. Beyond questions regarding TinyEmail's compression logic, no one involved in Tiny Email's development has interest in the contents of your personal email.
Tiny Email will not send you this particular email again - even in response to the ALL and ONCE commands.
SPAMming an email will not necessarily affect TinyEmail's spam filter. But, we can always hope!