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Re: Laptop email

On Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 11:47:47AM -0400, Cory Snavely wrote:

> I think folks used to assume anything running UNIX was full-time
> networked. Just ain't so anymore.

It's partly that, but it's also because the application isn't really the
right place to fix things like this.  It's simpler to have mail clients
punt mail delivery issues to a MTA where you can have one set of
controls for the entire system than to have every client try to do
everything itself.  There's no point in having each client arrange for
offline working and trying to get them to interact well when you could
just as easily move that job into a separate program that everything
could use.

Mark Brown  mailto:broonie@tardis.ed.ac.uk   (Trying to avoid grumpiness)
EUFS        http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/filmsoc/

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