The Memo Service can be used to leave a permanent private message to another IRC account.
To use it send a chat message to the special IRC account named
How to send a permanent and private message
The IRC command:
/QUERY MemoServ SEND kindling Test message.
...uses MemoServ to send the private message
Test message. to the registered user
It also opens a dedicated chat buffer/window with the IRC service, so you can can keep using it with ease. You can also replace QUERY with MSG to obtain the same result without opening a dedicated chat.
The server will behave as a mail inbox and store a copy of all communications made in this way.
After accessing the IRC server as the registered chat user
foobar you execute:
/MSG MemoServ SEND kindling Test message.
- A stored message entry in
- A direct chat notification from the IRC service to
kindlingis logged in);
- A mail message from the IRC server to
kindling's email address:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: "kindling" < ... > Subject: Libera.Chat New Memo [...] kindling, You have a new memo from foobar: Test message. To disable this feature, use /msg NickServ SET EMAILMEMOS OFF via IRC. -- If this message is unsolicited, please contact email@example.com with a full copy.
- This contact method does not support PGP encryption or signing, so expect an answer to your IRC account using the same service;
- The IRC service stores a limited number of messages and refuses to send/receive new messages after this limit is hit. Cleanse the old messages manually with
/msg MemoServ DELETE OLDfrom time to time;
- You can specify a message of up to 300 ASCII characters;
- Many email clients like Mozilla Thunderbird are configured to hide all markup contents. It is wise to only use pure text;
- The IRC operators can examine the contents of all your IRC sessions.
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