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Re: AUTORESPONDERS : Gentle Reminder

  • From: Charles Sprickman
  • Date: Wed Dec 23 03:02:02 1998

If you use procmail to filter things, follow the instructions here:

and make sure the line you add is the very last rule.  This will avoid any
possibility of bounces to lists.  I'm on /usr/bin/vacation now, and it's
kept me from bouncing...  Just thought I'd add this nugget, as lots of
places use procmail as the delivery agent, and it can be a pain to set up
in your .procmailrc if you're not familiar with the syntax.


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On Wed, 23 Dec 1998, Andrew Partan wrote:

> > No, the list is not fine. It should set the Precendence level. Your method
> > would automatically assume that anyone who BCC'ed you was a mailing list. 
> That's OK - I don't want to send vacation mail to folks that BBC
> me either.
> Useful rules (taken from 'man vacation'):
>      No message will be sent unless login (or an alias supplied
>      using the -a option) is part of either the ``To:'' or ``Cc:''
>      headers of the mail.  No messages from ``???-REQUEST'',
>      ``Postmaster'', ``UUCP'', ``MAILER'', or ``MAILER-DAEMON''
>      will be replied to (where these strings are case insensitive)
>      nor is a notification sent if a ``Precedence: bulk'' or
>      ``Precedence: junk'' line is included in the mail headers.
> Anyhow, enough non-operation junk for now.
> 	[email protected] (Andrew Partan)