joebush Posted August 1, 2014 Report Share Posted August 1, 2014 The ability of the client to 'store and forward' messages would be a great feature. If a contact is offline, common contacts (contacts the sender and recipient share) that are online at the time can receive the message until the original contact is online again. Since the message is encrypted with the first contacts public key, messages can't be read by others. This would require clients to confirm common contacts (which could be sent in hashed form so contact information isn't given away) and also causes more traffic, but has some clear advantages, especially for those who are often not online or have varying internet quality. Users would, of course, need to opt in to such a function. This is undoubtedly a big order, and not a necessity, but it would be a good effort at mimicking server-side message caching. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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