[MlMt] taking SMTP servers offline?

Steven M. Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Thu Jun 1 00:26:49 EDT 2017

On 31 May 2017, at 21:06, Bill Cole wrote:

> On 31 May 2017, at 19:29, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> Is there any way to take SMTP servers offline?  Often, when I'm on a 
>> plane, I have WiFi on (for example, to use the flight-tracking web 
>> page), but I don't feel like paying for Internet access.  If I 
>> compose messages (and it's a great time to catch up on back email), 
>> I'm constantly getting pop-ups about edit, retry, try later (I got 
>> three while composing this very message...).
> When composing a message you can enable the "Send Later" pseudo-header 
> (far-left pulldown in the toolbar between headers and body in the 
> compose window) and enter a somewhat free-form time description like 
> "Friday at 10 AM" or anything else the Apple time/date "data detector" 
> gadgetry recognizes. See the Compose page of the MailMate Help.

That's good to know, and I'll try to remember it -- but can I invoke 
that if I select "Edit" when I mistakenly forget to do it the first 

         --Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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