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Re: Out of office/vacation messages

  • From: Simon Lockhart
  • Date: Thu Dec 25 15:49:57 2003

On Thu Dec 25, 2003 at 03:36:34PM -0500, Richard Welty wrote:
> nanog has a clear Precedence: bulk line in the header which is
> the defacto standard for handling this, so that can't be it.
> i think it's basically clueless IT staffs trying to reinvent a wheel
> that's been invented, usually badly, billions and billions of times
> over the past 30 or so years.

I don't think it's even that clever - I think it's just Out of Office
assistant in Exchange / Outlook, which replies blindly to every email it sees,
whether it's directly addressed to the recipient or not, whether it has
Precedence: set or not...
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