> That assumes the auto-responder is broken...from what the original
> poster has said, this one is not broken, since it has sent just one
> response to each person that sent it mail.
> Letting people know you can't answer their email right away is a
> polite, thoughtful thing to do...providing your autoresponder isn't
> configured by an idiot. Why punish someone for doing the right thing?
it's not the right thing.
I didn't send you an e-mail. I sent a mailing list an e-mail. Why do I,
as a user of that mail list care that you're not reading it right now?
That's a key issue some folks don't seem to be really understanding
here. That you got an e-mail from me, doesn't mean I sent you an
e-mail. I only care to see a vacation bot message if I send you an
email. if I'm mailing something that ends up mailing you, I shouldn't
see a mailbot.