Alex Neuman van der Hans
alex at nkpanama.com
Tue Dec 12 14:26:35 GMT 2006
Anything you can recommend that complies with these guidelines?
Dhawal Doshy wrote:
> 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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