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Re: Laptop used in multiple network contexts?

Adam Shand wrote:
> > If your laptop is not connected to a network, what exactly is it that
> > you are doing that would make any sense in a network-less context that
> > causes DNS timeouts?
> trying to send email.  you don't expect it to be delivered but you want it
> to be queued so as soon as you do connect it gets sent.

Since I use Netscape Messenger as my e-mail client, I handle this case
by just using Compose,
then saving unsent messages in the Drafts folder. I can later command
Netscape to send
the queued messages. Sendmail is really not good to use on laptops. It
very strongly 
assumes that you are always connected and DNS is always available; it
simply wasn't designed to work in an environment where DNS is not
available, so I wouldn't recommend trying to use it in one.


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