OT: Sendmail & Vacation Auto-Responder

Nathan Johanson nathan at TCPNETWORKS.NET
Thu Jun 12 22:02:46 IST 2003

Off topic, but was hoping I could pick the brains of some of you
Sendmail gurus...

While I'm not particularly excited about it, a few of our clients want
to use vacation auto-responders for email. I did a little research and
discovered two different options: 

- Sendmail's vacation program
- Procmail recipe

Question: Which option is the most secure and least obtrusive? I'm
leaning toward the Sendmail vacation program, but it doesn't look like
RedHat includes it in their Sendmail RPM distribution (oddly enough). It
is included in the Sendmail source, however. I also found a "port of the
386bsd vacation program" at http://sourceforge.net/projects/vacation/ (v, but don't know whether I should trust it as there's no md5sum
or similar integrity check. I wonder, would it work if I simply
downloaded the Sendmail source (corresponding to my version), compiled
just the vacation utility, and manually dropped it into /sbin? 

Or should I chuck the vacation idea, and go with the procmail method? Or
maybe there's some other way to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance.


Nathan Johanson
Email: nathan at tcpnetworks.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Lush [mailto:richard.lush at NTLWORLD.COM] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 3:38 PM
Subject: MailScanner Webmin Module 0.6 BETA Released

Hi All,
I am pleased to announce the release of the next version of the webmin
This version has all the latest options for MailScanner 4.21, and the
abilty to text edit all the ruleset options.
Please email me webmin at lushsoft.dyndns.org of any issues you find
(hopefully there are non) and any additional features you want to see

More information about the MailScanner mailing list