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Old 01-03-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy vacation autoresponders for accounts with no shell access


Hello,

I'm trying to find a solution that will allow me to set vacation or autoresponder messages for my users who are out of the office. There's a catch however - none of these users have shell access.

I've tried vacation, but can't seem to figure it out.

I've even looked at gnarwl as all my users details are stored via LDAP, but I don't run postfix as my mail server, rather sendmail's the go (sendmail 8.13.1).

I've searched everywhere for documentation on how to integrate gnarwl and sendmail - the developer of gnarwl doesn't have any sendmail documentation.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I can do to get this working?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 11:46 PM   #2
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This option may be a bit of a sledge hammer solution, but have you considered procmail? Procmail will enable you to do anything with email. You can write autoresponders, you can set up triggers to switch autoresponders on and off, you can filter spam, you can redirect mail.. you're only limited by your programming ability.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 12:05 AM   #3
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This option may be a bit of a sledge hammer solution, but have you considered procmail? Procmail will enable you to do anything with email. You can write autoresponders, you can set up triggers to switch autoresponders on and off, you can filter spam, you can redirect mail.. you're only limited by your programming ability.
Procmail is one thing I hadn't considered, as my programming skills are quite poor. I'm not much of a programmer unfortunately. My IT experience has been considerably biased towards the Networking side of things.

Are there any resources you could recommend that I could avail myself to in order to learn more about procmail?
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:55 AM   #4
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Are there any resources you could recommend that I could avail myself to in order to learn more about procmail?
I recommend The Procmail Companion by Martin McCarthy. This book serves as an excellent tutorial for beginners. There are no online tutorials that I'm aware of, but it's kind of a strange language, so if there were, I probably would not recommend them as long as the companion is available. The book shows you the "gotchas" and is written in an easy to understand language (you won't get lost in technical jargon as you might with other authors).

The only thing I've found online are snippits of different tips and tricks with procmail, but nothing I would want to learn from as a beginner. Once you get rolling with it, the procmail mailing list is a great place to go for help. Everyone gets their answers, and if you post a broken script, people will fix it for you. It's a great crowd.

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Old 01-05-2005, 01:18 AM   #5
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Thanks for replying, however I was hoping that someone might have a solution that doesn't involve me learning the intricies of procmail

Please, has anyone managed to get vacation style autoresponders working for users who don't have shell access?
 
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Have you tried yaa?
 
  


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