> >[...] the "/usr/ucb/vacation" program under SunOS 4.1.x.
> One reason is simply that vacation, being designed for the simple "I'm on
> vacation" setup, will only respond *once* to email from a given address;
> this is why it maintains its "database".
But it only maintains the database if you create it first. Otherwise it
replies to every mail.
Try it - set up a 'dead' account and change the .forward to run vacation.
Ignore for weeks until a cron job for the account sends mail to the owner.
Notice how rapidly /var/log fills up with sendmail syslog output. Neil.
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