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extcompose(1)		    General Commands Manual		 extcompose(1)

NAME
       extcompose  -  Compose  a reference to external data for	inclusion in a
       mail message

SYNOPSIS
       extcompose  file-name

DESCRIPTION
       The extcompose program will allow a user	on a  properly-equipped	 work-
       station	to  enter  the appropriate data	to enable a mail message he is
       sending to make reference to "external" data, that is, data that	is not
       included	 in the	mail message itself  but is otherwise available	on the
       network via a suitable mechanism.

       The user	will be	prompted for all necessary information.	 External data
       may  be	referenced  as	local or AFS files, as files available for FTP
       (anonymous or authenticated), or	as data	 available  via	 a  mailserver
       mechanism.  The user will be asked to provide a MIME content-type value
       to describe the type of data being referenced, and to  specify  whether
       or  not the data	has been encoded with one of the algorithms for	encod-
       ing data	for email.  (Such encoding is not necessary, and  is  in  fact
       inefficient and silly when used with externally referenced data.)

       This  program  is intended primarily to be called from mailcap files by
       programs	like mailto(1).

SEE ALSO
       showexternal(1),	mailto(1), metamail(1)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1992 Bell Communications Research,	Inc. (Bellcore)

       Permission to use, copy,	modify,	and distribute this material  for  any
       purpose	and  without  fee  is  hereby granted, provided	that the above
       copyright notice	and this permission notice appear in all  copies,  and
       that  the name of Bellcore not be used in advertising or	publicity per-
       taining to this material	without	the specific, prior written permission
       of  an authorized representative	of Bellcore.  BELLCORE MAKES NO	REPRE-
       SENTATIONS ABOUT	THE ACCURACY OR	SUITABILITY OF THIS MATERIAL  FOR  ANY
       PURPOSE.	  IT  IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WAR-
       RANTIES.

AUTHOR
       Nathaniel S. Borenstein,	Bellcore

				   Release 1			 extcompose(1)

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