[OT] offline mail user and syncing
mayak at australsat.com
Tue May 10 05:56:18 EDT 2011
On Tue, 2011-05-10 at 09:34 +0100, Andy Bennett wrote:
> > i have a rather peculiar case involving an offline user, who has no
> > possibility of internet given his location (satellite is too expensive).
> > there is power, and he has computer, and there is a "proxy" -- i.e.
> > someone who passes once a day in the late afternoon, and picks up a usb
> > key and takes it back into town to send contents as e-mails.
> > ideally, the proxy's computer would somehow sync with the usb disk, as
> > well as the user's.
> > has anyone dealt with something similar?
> > with my sincerest thanks
> How about moving a UUCP spool on the USB stick? ;-)
> You could use something like rsync on "incoming" and "outgoing" folder.
> Is it just for eMail? What format are the messages in?
the user is running windows, and has a preference for using lookout. i
suppose that i could ask that he run thunderbird instead -- lookout uses
a single file pst, so concurrency is really difficult unless the pst
file is not the main/default one. at least thunderbird uses file based
message store, but alas, windblows doesn't run rsync (iirc).
maybe a secondary pst is the solution ... user would have drag all the
contents from secondary pst to primary pst. whatta drag!
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