Re: Sending email(smail)
On 4 Feb 1998, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> I would like to have email that I send when offline be queued for later
> deliver when I connect. How can I do this?
> When mail is sent when you're offline, the mail daemon queues it,
> because it can't connect to the remote host. It retries every so
> often for a few days, then gives up. The easiest thing to do is to
> just let the daemon queue it, and then, when you're online, run the
> `runq' command to have it attempt delivery immediately.
> Of course there are other solutions but this is the simplest. If you
> use diald it won't work of course. Maybe the diald filters can be
> configured to not bring the connection up for packets sent to the smtp
Sorry, but it doesn't. I use Pine, with the smtp host as localhost. Pine
comes back as saying it can't be delivered. I believe this is because smail
is trying to resolve with dns, can't, and gives up.
Any other suggestions?
ps: I had been using windows for email, but just recently converted to
fetchmail/procmail and unix/pine.
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