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Old 03-27-2002, 04:12 PM   #1
rjohnson
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Auto Out-Of-Office-Reply using Sendmail


How do you configure an "Auto Out-Of-Office-Reply" using sendmail.
 
Old 03-27-2002, 04:23 PM   #2
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it's probably best to do it using procmail, which sendmail will automatically execute. an example from teh procmailex manpage describes:
Code:
              :0 Whc: vacation.lock
               # Perform a quick check to see if the mail was addressed to us
              * $^To:.*\<$\LOGNAME\>
               # Don't reply to daemons and mailinglists
              * !^FROM_DAEMON
               # Mail loops are evil
              * !^X-Loop: your@own.mail.address
              | formail -rD 8192 vacation.cache

                :0 ehc         # if the name was not in the cache
                | (formail -rI"Precedence: junk" \
                     -A"X-Loop: your@own.mail.address" ; \
                   echo "I received your mail,"; \
                   echo "but I won't be back until Monday."; \
                   echo "-- "; cat $HOME/.signature \
                  ) | $SENDMAIL -oi -t
that gives the general idea, albeit a touch OTT maybe.
 
Old 03-27-2002, 05:02 PM   #3
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Thank you very much acid_kewpie! I'll give this a try and get back to you with the results.

Thanks again
 
  


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