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Old 08-25-2003, 08:19 AM   #1
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Vacant Email


Hi there,

I wish to implement a vacant email notification such that a user who's on a holiday for a while can have incoming emails replied by a an email like "Sorry I cannot respond, I'm in Hawaii" etc..

I've seen a very short thread about this but used the procmail way which i'm trying to avoid and which the author was unsure that it works:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=11736

Are there any good programs for this purpose?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 08:57 AM   #2
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I don't know how to do what you want but I did want to add in a word of warning, we see a problem with useing these where someone will be away and any junkmail that comes in will be responded to automaticly and then it will bounce back and then the bounce will get responded to and then that bounces again, and it makes a vicious loop that can end up taking up all your bandwidth with auto-replies.

There may be a way of checking to make sure you don't reply to a bounce but if there isn't I would discourage doing an auto-reply
 
Old 08-25-2003, 09:43 AM   #3
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Good observation...
 
Old 08-25-2003, 09:46 AM   #4
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Ok i think i've come up with a solution. I'll post it here if it works. But for sure, thanks to you i will also consider whether the sender has been auto-replied already...
 
Old 08-25-2003, 09:48 AM   #5
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We had to shut off some of our high bandwidth customers when they went on vacation because they were sending like a 100 emails per minute per machine because they were on vacation and left there email to autorespond, we don't allow the autorespond now because of that :-)
 
  


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