This service allows you to post news articles to usenet through
E-mail. It can be useful if you do not have access to a good news
server, or if you wish to post through an anonymous remailer. If you
don't have access to a good news server, you may also be interested in
reading news through an open NNTP server. You can find a lists of
open NNTP servers at this URL:
Other known mail2news gateways:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING firstname.lastname@example.org:
To post an article to usenet, mail it to email@example.com.
You must specify the newsgroup(s) to which you want to post with a
"Newsgroups:" header in your mail message. When posting to
multiple groups, place all newsgroups in the same "Newsgroups:"
separated by commas (but NO spaces). For example, to post a
message to alt.test and misc.test, place the following line
in your mail header:
Note that this service does NOT anonymize the news articles it
posts. The address from which an article is mailed will become the
return address of the posted news article.
The mail2news software passes mail messages directly through to the
news server with almost no modification. It does not process "::"
or "##" lines in mail, nor does it understand
"Post-To:" commands. All mail received must already be a properly
formatted news message (as described by
RFC 1036) with a
"Newsgroups:" line in the header of the
mail message. Otherwise, the news server will reject the article and
it will be bounced back to you.
To receive a list of all newsgroups reachable through this mail to
news gateway, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject
"list" and no "Newsgroups:" header. The complete
list of available newsgroups is quite large (200+K 10,000+ groups),
and can break many mailers. To obtain through E-mail a list of only
those newsgroups starting with a particular pattern, you can include
an egrep-style regular expression on the subject line. For instance,
Subject: list comp\.unix
would list only newsgroups whose names begin "comp.unix".
Subject: list .*linux
would list all newsgroups whose names contain the substring "linux".
Subject: list alt.*(security|privacy)
would list all newsgroups beginning "alt" and containing either
the word "security" or the word "privacy". Finally,
Subject: list .*\.test$
would list all newsgroups ending ".test".
If you post a usenet article from a replyable E-mail address, you will
very likely end up receiving a great deal of unsolicited commercial
E-mail. To avoid this, you can instead mail your articles to:
which mangle your From header so as to foil automated address cullers
while still permitting humans to figure out your E-mail address.
Preloading a Path: header is not allowed, your message
will silently be dropped
Crosspostings to more than 5 (five) newsgroups
Setting Follow-up:, Approved: and Control:
headers will also result in your message not being posted.
The mail2news gateway is available so people who use anonymous remailers
or do not have posting priveledges at regular news servers or have
their posting priveledges revoked due to controversial opinions or
flame wars can participate in usenet discussions. The mail2news gateway
is not intended as a vehicle to post spam, advertising, binaries, pictures,