OT: Out of office auto-reply advice

Stef Morrell stef at aoc-uk.com
Fri Mar 20 16:28:37 GMT 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info 
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf 
> Of Christopher Sweeney
> >       Note After you do this, the e-mail messages that are 
> sent from 
> > users in the Internet domain that were configured in step 3 
> receive an 
> > Out of Office response from the users in
> Most lists (MailScanner is an exception) show the sender 
> address as the original sender, so I need a rule which works 
> on TO and not FROM.
> What does that have to do with it?  If you are using Exchange 
> and Outlook your Out of Office reply is sent from Exchange 
> not Outlook itself.  So if you tell exchange to not send a 
> reply to a SMTP receipent then it will not be sent out to the 
> internet. 

If auto-replies will NOT be sent to users in the Internet domain
configured in step 3


the list gives the original sender

Then I would need to make a list of all domains of all list members, as
the email will appear to be sent from that user, not from a list.

for MailScanner this is easy as the only 'user' who sends is
mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info

spamassassin list on the other hand, shows the original email address as
the 'user' in this context. The auto-reply will happily (and stupidly)
send replies to all these individuals, even whilst not sending to the


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