About the FAQ


This documents contains answers to some of the frequently asked question on MHonArc. MHonArc is a Perl program for converting e-mail messages as specified in RFC 822 and MIME to HTML. MHonArc has the ability to maintain an archive of converted messages, or it can be used as a basic e-mail->HTML converter.

The FAQ is intended to compliment the documentation provided in the MHonArc distribution. The documentation is still the key source to answers to any question you may have. While reading this FAQ, it may be beneficial to have the documentation easily accessible.

Terms and Definitions

HTML Hypertext Markup Language.
MH RAND MH Message Handling System, an MUA.
MIME Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions.
MTAMail transfer agent: Software for delivering mail.
MUAMail user agent: Software responsible for reading and composing mail.
Perl Practical Extraction and Report Language (or Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister).
sendmail The MTA used by most Unix systems.
RFC Request for Comments: Notes about networking protocols, procedures, programs, and concepts of the Internet.
SGMLStandard Generalized Markup Language.
UUCPUNIX-to-UNIX Communications Package.
WebWorld Wide Web.
WWWWorld Wide Web.


Since the FAQ has multiple pages, the date that each page is updated is at the bottom of each page.



A copy of the FAQ is also provided within the MHonArc distribution.


Earl Hood, mhonarc@mhonarc.org


$Date: 2005/05/25 19:51:00 $
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