[TAG] Good vacation mailers?
lynx at luchs.at
Sat Jul 21 13:31:59 MSD 2007
On Jul 21, 2007 at 0105 -0400, Samuel Bisbee-vonKaufmann appeared and said:
> On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 03:03 +0200, Ren? Pfeiffer wrote:
> > That's the reason why I usually never use one. However building a
> > sensible autoresponder that avoids loops and doesn't talk on decently
> > formatted mailing lists shouldn't be too hard to implement [...]
> My primary issue with autoresponders is when conversations ensue anyway.
> The first notice was fine and can be helpful (I admit, I have found out
> people close to me were leaving via autoresponses, even though they told
> me 5min ago), but once we both reply and I receive a
> second-third-fourth-etc. notice I become annoyed, especially since they
> are _replying_ to me _while on vacation_. Suggestion: pick a better
> place to vacation.
I know what you are talking about and that's the exact situation I want
to avoid. One reply per sender per vacation is more than sufficient and
since I won't touch my mailbox while being away replying while the
auto-responder is active won't occur. I can't speak for the people who
regularly request auto-responders though.
> As for loops and mailing list spam, most of that can be filtered out at
> either the server or recipient-client level. Most mailing lists use sane
> code that filters such vacation announcements anyway (pre-flame
> disclaimer: from my experience).
I am not worried about proper and sane mailing list servers. I get a lot
of mailings from vendors with product announcements and other things.
Most of them use software that produces strange emails and I am not sure
if they can handle standards.
I am testing the vacation program with another account and told it to
generate mails with the envelope sender "<>". So far I didn't run into
any problems. I guess I have go give it a try with my standard account.
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