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msmtp wrapper allowing for offline use

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Allows you to use ``msmtp`` offline.


Using PyPi::

pip install --user offlinemsmtp

On Arch Linux, you can install the ``offlinemsmtp`` package from the AUR. For
example, if you use ``aurman``::

aurman -S offlinemsmtp

Run the daemon using systemd

Create a file called ``~/.config/systemd/user/offlinemsmtp.service`` with the
following content::

Description=Offline msmtp

ExecStart=/home/sumner/.local/bin/offlinemsmtp --daemon


Then, enable and start ``offlinemsmtp`` using systemd::

systemctl --user daemon-reload
systemctl --user enable --now offlinemsmtp


Offlinemsmtp has two components: a daemon for listening to the outbox folder and
sending the mail when the network is available and a enqueuer for adding mail to
the send queue.

To run the daemon in the current command line (this is useful for testing), run
this command::

offlinemsmtp --daemon

To enqueue emails, use the ``offlinemsmtp`` executable without ``--daemon``. All
parameters (besides the ones described below in Options_) are forwarded on to
``msmtp``. Anything passed in via standard in will be forwarded over standard in
to ``msmtp`` when the mail is sent.

Configuration with Mutt

To use offlinemsmtp with mutt, just replace ``msmtp`` in your mutt configuration
file with ``offlinemsmtp``. Here is an example::

set sendmail = "offlinemsmtp -a personal"

Command Line Arguments

offlinemsmtp accepts a number of command line arguments:

- ``-h``, ``--help`` - shows a help message and exits.
- ``-o DIR``, ``--outbox-directory DIR`` - set the directory to use as the
outbox. Defaults to ``~/.offlinemsmtp-outbox``.
- ``-d``, ``--daemon`` - run the offlinemsmtp daemon.
- ``-s``, ``--silent`` - set to disable all logging and notifications.
- ``-i INTERVAL``, ``--interval INTERVAL`` - set the interval (in seconds) at
which to attempt to flush the send queue. Defaults to 60.
- ``-C FILE``, ``--file FILE`` - the msmtp configuration file to use.

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