EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/21

EPPO Electronic Documentation Service

EPPO Electronic Documentation is a new service developed by EPPO to make documents available in electronic form to EPPO correspondents. It is accessible by e-mail at the following address:

EPPO’s mail-server receives requests for documents by e-mail and sends copies of the requested documents to the sender's e-mail address. Documents in plain text (ASCII) are sent immediately on receipt of the request. Documents which are in formats which require coding (e.g. packed files, Word documents) are dispatched some time during the following 24 h, depending on the density of e-mail traffic. For such documents an acknowledgement of the request is sent immediately. Note, however, that EPPO does not maintain permanent e-mail surveillance, so a request may not be received by mail-server until several hours after it has been sent.

Current Contents
At present EPPO Electronic Documentation can provide the following documents:
- EPPO Reporting Service from January and February 1996 (English and French versions)
- EPPO Summary of the Regulations of the EU Member States (in 3 parts, in English)
- EPPO Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests (English and French versions)
- EPPO Specific Quarantine Requirements (English and French versions)
- Glossary of Phytosanitary Terms (English and French versions)
Other documents will be added later.

How to access EPPO Electronic Documentation
To receive full instructions on how to obtain documents from EPPO Electronic Documentation, send an e-mail message to mail-server@eppo.fr with the following contents (the Subject part of the message can be left blank):
SEND instructions
Case must be respected, i.e. BEGIN, SEND and END must be in upper case, and instructions in lower case. You will receive a reply by e-mail containing a plain text document containing all information required to use the service.
Please note that mail-server is a computer program which can only respond to requests in a restricted syntax. If you have any questions please address mail to hq@eppo.fr, where they will be handled by EPPO staff.


EPPO Secretariat, 1996-02.