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Re: Out of office/vacation messages

  • From: Niels Bakker
  • Date: Thu Dec 25 21:05:32 2003

> On 2003-12-25, Stephane Bortzmeyer <[email protected]> wrote:
>> There are several other tests to perform (if you are a reasonable
>> program, that is), before sending an "Out of the office" message. An
>> obvious one is to see wether your human owner is mentioned in the To:
>> field. Unless the list explodes the messages in one explicit copy per
>> recipient, this is enough.

* [email protected] (Suresh Ramasubramanian) [Fri 26 Dec 2003, 02:01 CET]:
> Of course, that doesn't work with a list that doesn't set reply-to the list.
> A lot of followups on nanog are reply-all, cc'd to the OP and anybody
> else who posted to a thread.

Why would you enable O-o-O autoreplies if you're actively participating
in a thread on a mailing list?

(Stepping over the obvious question - why would you enable them in the
 first place, knowing that it annoys the hell out of a lot of people)

	-- Niels.