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Old 08-30-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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Exclamation Need "out of office" auto email reply


Red Hat 9
Default Sendmail 8.12.8
Default Full Red Hat 9 install
Email Protocol: IMAP
Using: imapd

I know i can configure procmail and fetchmail to do autoreplies.
But i want a solution where the users can enable/disable and configure their message.

I have searched around and have not found a solution.

What have you tried/done?

Thanks,
 
Old 08-30-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
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Look here http://www.abclinuxu.cz/clanky/show/63665 and use a translator (it's in czech).

There is what you need, if file dovolena.txt is at user's home directory, the autoreply is enabled. This file saves reply message.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 01:42 PM   #3
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i tried a few translators and they aren't working too well
too many technical linux terms i think
 
Old 08-31-2004, 06:55 PM   #4
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You can try Vacation and the usermin (www.webmin.com) module for it. Just look for usermin_vacation-0.9.wbm and vacation-1.2.6-1.i386.rpm on google and it'll hook you right up. I had tons of problems with this as well and found this is a good fit for me. This allows people to jump onto the usermin part and set the autoreply themselves so they don't have to bug you everytime to do it.

Travis
 
Old 08-31-2004, 10:16 PM   #5
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webmin is a god
i use it a lot for high level config, then go into the files for fine tuning.

never looked at usermin though, thank you for this tip and i will research it immediately.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 11:05 AM   #6
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No problem. I found usermin purely by accident as I was looking for an update to webmin. It's on the same page, can't miss it. The nice thing about usermin is that you can use it as a webmail client and have users configure certain parts about their respective accounts. Hope this helps you out!

Travis
 
Old 09-01-2004, 08:00 PM   #7
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i got vacation to work using the usermin interface.
I had to change the kernal hostname on the box so vacation would send the email from a real domain name and be accepted by the mail server.
if anyone needs to know, i used this command:

echo mybox.mydomain.com > /proc/sys/kernel/hostname
 
Old 09-01-2004, 09:01 PM   #8
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Great! If you have any other problems, come on back and we'll gladly hook you right up!

Travis
 
Old 09-01-2004, 09:17 PM   #9
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Got any ideas for a shared calendar program for a small office?
i don't need/like any of the large groupware suites, just want something that will have personal calendars, and a shared one, possibly send internal email reminders.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 12:21 AM   #10
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Actually I do. There are several out there. You can find a lot of info at www.slipstik.com But I set up the free/busy scheduling and created a user for our conference room that automatically accepts and declines meetings. It's worked pretty well for us. I'd check on slipstik first though to see what would fit your needs most. Let me know if you need any tips/tricks in that area and I'll gladly help you out.

Travis
 
Old 09-02-2004, 01:13 AM   #11
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Is that supposed to be www.slipstick.com?
I looked there but didn't find anything for calendars except net folders.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 11:41 AM   #12
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Yep, you're right. I apologize for the typo. You could use the free/busy option in Outlook (if that's what you are using for a client) You won't be able to see what a person's doing during busy times, but you'll be able to see if they are free or not. That may not be what you're looking for though. I remember there was a collabration software suite for Linux, but I can't remember what it was called. I believe it did offer calendar sharing though. Anyone else remember what it was called? I think it was like e-openware or something like that, but I may be totally off.

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Old 09-02-2004, 07:19 PM   #13
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Most of the clients are outlook express.
Only one user has full Outlook.
Even if the calendar is web based it would be fine, actually better if you ask me.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 08:19 PM   #14
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Agreed. 99% of my users use Outlook of some varying kind. I'll do some research and see what I can come up with for you.

Travis
 
  


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