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March 21, 2006, 11:50 pm
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Re: Google-search by email?
Here is one possible solution: you will not be able to browse your way
through the results, which needs the HTTP protocol (Web browsing), but
have a look at Google Alerts. You will need HTTP to set up queries of in-
terests and thereafter, changes in the results (with summary/description)
will be delivered to you on a weekly (?) basis by E-mail, which I believe
is as often as can be. You could schedule to receive various different
search results (matching different criteria) on different days of the week
to increase the volume of input that you get. It is a one way request for
data though as you cannot alter Google Alerts once set up (not via E-mail
An ideal tool would have enabled you to send a browser job (task) by E-
mail and have the results delivered back to you. A few months ago, Matt
Mullenweg (lead develop of WordPress) wanted to get an E-mail-based com-
mand-line for his phone (rather than SSH/terminal access to admin Web
servers). In turn, tools like wget and lynx could enable the user to fetch
Web content by E-mail (which is nonetheless slow and unresponsive). I
don't believe that such services exist however. I believe *that* was our
Lastly, depending on how HTTP is blocked (maybe just no browser?), you may
be able to find workarounds and still surf the Web. This could lead you to
Best wishes and good luck,
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