[Techtalk] email via memory stick?
aesop at fables.co.za
Sat Jan 5 10:24:38 UTC 2008
Hi, again, and to dj who prompted this reply.
Several people have emailed me directly and suggested a portable
email client running on the memory stick. The hitch is that this is
not going to work both on the linux box and the win machine with the
different operating systems. Wine was suggested, but not I think on
this particular system which is only an old P200 (I live in the third
I think the crux of this particular problem is the standard or
otherwise of what gets sent out via smtp.
As noted there are always two files per email in my Mercury queue and
the installed smtp module relays them to my isp's smtp server as it
is supposed to.
Since the files are sent to Mercury from Pegasus Mail, which is
itself capable of sending direct to an smtp server, I am hoping that
the email standard is these two files. Nobody has commented on that
as yet. Just what sits in a sendmail(?) queue waiting to be smtp'd
out? Two files per email, or is this something specific to
Pegasus/Mercury? Any comment on this please.
If so despite the various solutions offered, the prospect of just
automating the moving of pairs of files off the memory stick to the
existing mercury queue is appealing in its simplicity. Getting them
on there should not be a problem if I set up sendmail(?) correctly.
Your 04 January 2008 email from djheadley1 said thus::
> As an end-user, I use Firefox on both my laptop and desktop. Only the
> desktop has Internet. I just copied the relevant directories to the mem
> stick, set up the laptop with a Firefox acct and pointed it to the mem
> stick. That way I can work on my e-mail when I'm on the laptop. Hope
> this helps.
> Ian Balchin wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have put Slackware 10 with Gnome on an oldish box for a friend.
> > They live 50 miles up a 100 mile dirt road with no internet
> > connection.
> > How can they do email? I am thinking that the emails are stored on a
> > flash stick which they then bring to me and we plug it into my
> > computer and send them off.
> > They have to have something very simple to do at their end as they
> > cannot cope with technicalities. (Trust me, it they still struggle
> > with yahoo email after years).
> > On my office box I have Mercury Mailserver (a Win thing, with Pegasus
> > Mail). I note that each email generates 2 files which are stored in a
> > Queue folder before being whisked off by the smtp module. Would this
> > be in a standard format? ie, when any email client has done and if
> > the email is queued for later delivery, is the format by then
> > standardised.
> > If so we could copy her pairs of files into my Queue and off they
> > would go?
> > On the other hand maybe we need a matching smtp utility on the
> > flashstick, but don't see how this is going to work as we are not
> > running on the same platform.
> > Any bright ideas welcome.
> > Thanks
> > Anne--
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Fables Bookshop (Proprietor: Ian Balchin) Est. 1990
119 High Street, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa.
Tel/Fax: Shop +27-(0)46-636-1525
Tel: Home office: +27-(0)46-622-2474
Skype: fablesbooks (subject to my being at the computer station).
subscribe to our email africana catalogue:
email: aesop at fables.co.za
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