OT: PHB time...

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at ci.juneau.ak.us
Tue Mar 13 18:59:02 CET 2007

OK, so my boss who is normally an otherwise reasonable guy, calls me
into his office and says one of the department heads wants out of office
turned on for internet mail.  He knows that people are tarred and
feathered for doing that on mail lists, but thinks that the mail lists
should be filtering those - that with a short case statement they could
easily do that.  I tried to persuade him otherwise, but he's going to
poll the other directors and see if it's something they want.  Of course
they will, not understanding a broader perspective.  Sigh.

It seems like there were other reasons than just list servers that make
it a bad idea to have out of office messages turned on but I'm not
really sure what they might be.  I suggested that they provide feedback
to spammers but he was unconvinced.  So, although it's somewhat OT, I'm
asking here because I can't think of a more enlightened group of mail
admins; what are some good solid reasons beyond people on list servers
hate them, not to publish an out of office reply over the internet?


Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
CBJ MIS Dept.               Network Systems Admin., Mail Admin.
155 South Seward Street     ph: (907) 586-0242
Juneau, Alaska 99801        fax: (907 586-4500

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