Dhawal Doshy dhawal at
Tue Dec 12 07:24:55 GMT 2006

Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
> That's a function for your MDA, not MailScanner.
> If you *do* set up an autoreply, think about the following:
> 1. If you indiscriminately autoreply YOU WILL BE MARKED/DEALT WITH AS A 
> SPAMMER BY MANY PEOPLE/SERVERS/RBL's. This is a matter of policy. For 
> more info:
> 2. If you set it up using tools like the one in Webmin or at
> (which BTW just got updated for the first time in 5 years), remember to 
> set up the program so that it DOESN'T REPLY TO MAILING LISTS (if 
> possible), and so that IT DOESN'T REPLY TO THE SAME PERSON TWICE IN A 
> SPECIFIED TIME FRAME, preferably at least a week. That way it's more 
> difficult for loops to form because of badly misconfigured servers, 
> programs, sysadmins or users.
> You *will* be exposing yourself to abuse, so be very careful about it.

A best practice for autoresponders.. IMO

- dhawal

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