[Techtalk] email via memory stick?

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 20:03:48 UTC 2008

On Jan 5, 2008 10:48 AM, Ian Balchin <aesop at fables.co.za> wrote:
> Terri & Mike, thanks,
> I should have done a google! I have to set up email on the slackware
> box which I didn't do so when that is operational I'll try popping
> the files into the memory stick and transferring them to the mercury
> queue if they look in a common format. Maybe mercury can be persuaded
> to use a separate queue folder on the memory stick even.
> The first method has some ideas although he is in effect sending from
> a linux box having transferred his files from his own offline linux
> box via the memory stick via a win machine  to an online unix box, if
> I understand him correctly.

An idea: you could use cygwin on windows and have all the utilities he
has. Basically what you want on the linux box is catch the mails and
save them somewhere. The author of that link saves them directly to
the usbstick, but you could save them somewhere else then transfer
them all at once with a script too. Once they're on the windows box
you'll only be missing a way to send them. (If they're in mbox format,
just split with formail -s) If you have cygwin you can just use a
similar script as in the link (not sure if msmtp is packaged for
cygwin, but it probably is)


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