Offline Reader Software
January 14, 2005 6:26 PM   Subscribe

Having had any chance of a steady internet connection from home lost for the time being, is there a kind of 2005-style offline reader software available that can download mail to a single file on a usb key, to load up and reply to at home outside of the time and money limits of a dingy internet cafe?

Something that has versions in Windows (for the cafe) and Linux (for home) would definitely make things easier, but I'm happy and anxious to hear any ideas.
posted by syscom to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
There's Portable Thunderbird, which runs the app and saves your profile on a USB key. You could configure a linux install of thunderbird to use the profile on your USB key, I'd think.
posted by sysinfo at 8:19 PM on January 14, 2005

Old versions of Eudora worked fine like that. I had version 3.0.6 loaded to my student account at college and it would never need special registry settings or anything. The mail wouldn't be in a single file, necessarialy, but it would all end up contained in one directory.
posted by shepd at 8:24 PM on January 14, 2005

Also, looks like i.Scribe might fit your needs, as it's self-contained, and has both Windows and Linux versions. I'd forgotten about Eudora, shepd. Older versions of it are available here.
posted by sysinfo at 8:33 PM on January 14, 2005

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