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Re: Out of office/vacation messages

  • From: Stephane Bortzmeyer
  • Date: Fri Dec 26 09:10:22 2003

On Friday 26 December 2003, at 0 h 50, 
[email protected] (Suresh Ramasubramanian) 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.
> Of course, that doesn't work with a list that doesn't set reply-to the list.

Why? There is Mail-Followup-To and you can set Reply-To yourself. And you can 
always edit your headers (or have a software which can do it automatically 
like mutt).

And the purpose was not to suppress *every* O-o-O message (they are very 
useful), just to lower the number and increase the average relevance.