bharding at greenbaynet.com
Sun Jun 25 12:01:22 EDT 2000
Cool, never thought about that before, nothing I ever used before could
compose offline. What I've thought of is is to deal with what happens to
mail addressed directly to my linux box, as my isp puts an x-from and puts
my linux box domain, which is valid when I'm online in the x-from header.
The hostname is set this way so telnet and other things can work when I
need them to, that's not as critical because people could try later when
I'm on, but mail doesn't cue up and stay there until I get on to have my
system receive it for whatever alias it may go to. The only other solution
would be a speech friendly way to run windows under linux, for when windows
is needed, so I could leave my system on in windows and my linux stuff
would continue working.
At 11:48 AM 6/25/00 -0400, you wrote:
>I just wanted to drop you note about how I handle mail on my notebook
>computer. Needless to say, it's off-line a lot. First, it's not my main
>machine when I'm in the office, and it's off-line a lot when I travel
>because I'm on a plane, or something. Becides, in places like Europe, it's
>far too expensive to just leave it up online from one's hotel room.
>So, here's what I do. I hope it helps you:
>1.) I use fetchmail to get all of my incoming mail from my isp after
>establishing a ppp connection;
>2.) Since I use sendmail as my mailor, I then issue the command --
> sendmail -q0
> that's send mail dash q zero
>to dump the messages that have been qued for transmittal.
>This works because sendmail is not loaded as a daemon on my system. It's
>only active when I issue the command above, or another specific sendmail
>This way, I can write all the messages I want in Pine without trouble,
>whether or not I'm writing on the airplane, or at my desk in my room, and
>whether or not I'm online when I write them. They're simply qued for later
>transmittal, which is accomplished by the sendmail -q0 command once I'm
>PS: I've also set the smtp address in my Pine configuration to my isp.
> Janina Sajka, Director
> Information Systems Research & Development
> American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
>janina at afb.net
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