OT: Opinions wanted please

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Dec 21 17:57:19 GMT 2012

on 12/21/2012 7:18 AM Steve Campbell spake the following:
> I've been asked to do  a dual task for one of our users. The user is 
> retiring and wants all of his email forwarded to another user. He also 
> wants a message returned to the sender indicating that he is retiring 
> and that from here on, all email should be addressed to the user his 
> email is being forwarded to.
> I use sendmail, so the forwarding would normally be done in the alias 
> file. I don't like to do out-of-office requests, but this seems like a 
> way to handle the message he wants returned to the sender. I'm not sure 
> both would work at the same time anyway.
> I use  the user's .procmailrc to handle the OOO stuff.
> Can anyone suggest a better way to do this or an opinion on how I'm 
> thinking of doing this please?
> I'd rather the retiring user to have handled the sender's notices before 
> leaving but that's not going to happen.
> Thanks for any input.
> steve campbell
Either forward in the alias file and let the new user deal with it, or turn
off the account and let the sender deal with it... If it is business related
mail, I think the former is the best choice...

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