[OT] offline mail user and syncing
Adam Tauno Williams
awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue May 10 06:25:31 EDT 2011
On Tue, 2011-05-10 at 08:30 +0200, mayak-cq wrote:
> hi all,
> i have a rather peculiar case involving an offline user, who has no
> possibility of internet given his location (satellite is too
> 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?
Yes; this is a case for UUCP. If the user is using an inferior
operating system you'll need a second box; all that box has to do is
deliver mail [from the card] to a mailbox that the user can then
download from via POP. The MTA on that box should be able to queue mail
I'm not away of any client-side store-and-forward solutions for Windows.
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