Internet users can submit Rules Files Updates via email.
Updating the database is done by sending email to the Echolist Robot at
The Subject line determines the robot's action:
- MODerator UPDate (or MOD UPD)
- MODerator DELete (or MOD DEL)
- MODerator RULe (or MOD RUL)
Depending on the action requested, ECHOBASE will read the message, add the echo to (or update, delete) the echolist database, add a rule file, send a netmail response, announce the echo and forward a submission to the EList.
Rule Update Messages
Subject: MOD RUL
Body of Message
RULEText Rules for Your_echo
Text of the rules goes here
Terminating the message
So that Echobase will know when to stop reading the message for keywords, you need to include a line beginning with three-dashes to indicate the end of a message.
Here's a final, full example.
This message sends the rules file for the echo GIGO
Subj: MOD RUL
RULEText Rules for area GIGO
An open forum on GIGO and related third party products
This conference is a moderated forum for discussion of issues
concerning GIGO and related third-party software.
Conferees can ask questions of the author of GIGO,
and many of the experienced users in the conference.
This conference is available both as a FTSC echo, and as a mailing list.