OT: Sendmail & Vacation Auto-Responder

Furnish, Trever G TGFurnish at HERFF-JONES.COM
Thu Jun 12 22:47:24 IST 2003

Trouble?  Funny - the procmailex (procmail examples) manual page contains a
procmail recipe to do exactly that. :-)

But don't use either - just tell the morons no.  No autoresponders, ever.
Assuming that doesn't work, man procmailex and search for vacation.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Thomas [mailto:lists at STHOMAS.NET]
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: OT: Sendmail & Vacation Auto-Responder

On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 02:02:46PM -0700, Nathan Johanson is rumored to have
> 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

Check here:

I'd go with vacation, as it keeps a db of addresses it's replied to and
won't send the reply to the same person twice. You could do that with
procmail, but why would you want to go through the trouble?

Steve Thomas
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