Re: question

Mon, 10 Jan 1994 08:55:56 -0700 (MST)

On Mon, 10 Jan 1994 00:22:25 -0800 Rupert Wilson (Herbarium, RNG) said:
>Sure its possible, the best bet is to use the Unix UUENCODE/UUDECODE
>programs. Simply run UUENCODE to convert your GIF image or other document
>to a suitable format. Attach this new file to your e-mail and send it.
>All the recipient has to do is extract the attached file run UUDECODE and
>the GIF file or other file is back as it was before you sent it.
>UUENCODE/UUDECODE is so beautiful since it can scan any e-mail quite
>happily and will only do its stuff when it finds a certain key line
>marking the start of the UUencoded part.

Thanks for the info! But in my case, my PC is running off DOS, not UNIX.
I suppose the mainframe I log into to get mail may be using UNIX. If
so, I should UUDECODE in that environment before downloading to my PC?
Or is a UUENCODed file self-extracting with the UUDECODE command?