OT: PHB time...

Ed Bruce edwardbruce at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 15 19:40:33 CET 2007

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Curtis, Roger wrote:
>> On 13/03/07, DAve <dave.list at pixelhammer.com> wrote:
>>> Kevin Miller wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>>> Thanks...
>>>> ...Kevin
>>> Lots of good reasons, but I lost that battle.
>>> One good dictionary attack (if you don't have a really good,
> properly
>>> functioning, intelligent, AR program) can get you blacklisted.  See
>>> "Joe-Job".
>> CC... Since the OoO is very likely to be answering to spam, which in
>> turn will go to either some poor spoofed "sender" or even a spamtrap
>> or too (just for fun...not), this is a very real risk.
>> So the question is... Is the non-sensical need to appear "reachable"
>> is worth the risk of non-service for the organisations mail system.
>> Having said that... I have to admit that my organisation opted for
>> this "crucial" feature, over my very strong recomendation to _not_
>> allow it. Sigh. Some battles are just impossible to win.
>> Cheers
>> --
>> -- Glenn
> Can anybody point me to the setting for OoO in Outlook 2003 that will
> keep from sending the message to a mailing list?  I can't seem to find
> anything on it and cannot find the setting/combination of settings
> myself.  I was out for two weeks for the birth of a baby and just didn't
> set the OoO for fear of being tarred-and-feathered!
> Thanks,
> Roger

I know it used to be available in earlier versions of Outlook. But I too
can't find the option in 2003??? It would be nice to at least not
respond to bulk and list emails.
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