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Old 05-22-2009, 04:26 AM   #1
jomski
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I need help with setting up vacation with sendmail on Suse linux


Hello,
I recently was tasked with setting up an out of office responder for two users on a suse linux installation. I followed all relevant information that i could find on the net concerning vacation and i cant seem to get it to work

vacation is installed on the server and I created the .forward, .vacation.msg and .vacation.db files in the users home directory as instructed.
However when I send test mails, i do not get any replies. One observation I made is that while most of the tuts around suggest that users directories will be in /home, i observed that this server was setup such that users are set up in /data/home/. Is this a factor?
Sendmail is the mailserver in use.

Please any help I can get will be appreciated.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 11:07 AM   #2
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I had the same problem with Suse and solved it by adding the "-j" option in the vacation command. You have to edit .forward and make sure it looks like this:
Code:
\username, "|/usr/bin/vacation -j username"
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