YAAA.COM - Send Executable Code Via E-mail


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If your only connection to the Internet is email, YAAA.COM lets you exchange binary files ... and since YAAA.COM itself isn't a binary, you can get it by email to start yourself off (or send it to somebody you want to send binaries to). It's "a uuencode/decode ... PC executable program written in ASCII" -- a lovely notion.

I think I first read about this utility, or one like it, in something that Bob Rankin wrote, like "Accessing the Internet by e-mail: Doctor Bob's Guide to offline Internet access", and have had the info and a copy squirreled away on my World shell account lo, these many years. (And I think I mentioned it in the never-finished-and-published second edition of my Internet book, Dern's Internet Guide for New Users, but it's been a looong time, and those files are, mmm, hrmm, I'm not quite sure.)

Here's a write-up from Boardwatch, and here's YAAA.COM itself (I've named it as a text file, yaaa-dot-com.txt, so it'll display or download instead of possibly trying to execute. Rename it to "yaaa.com".)

IIRC, this worked when I tried it, but it's been a few years...


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