On Jun 10, 11:23pm, Eric Wieling wrote:
} Subject: Re: John Cathey is out of the office.
} When I was asked to place a vacation message on one of our
} salespeople's accounts I used 'vacation' which at least tries to keep
} from sending the vacation message over and over again to the same
Any decent vacation program is even smarter than that. Here's what
the man page from the SunOS 4.1.x vacation program sez:
No message is sent if the `To:' or the `Cc:' line does not
list the user to whom the original message was sent or one
of a number of aliases for them, if the initial From line
includes the string -REQUEST@, or if a `Precedence: bulk' or
`Precedence: junk' line is included in the header.
which would prevent vacation from replying even once to messages
forwarded from 99% of all mail lists.
This isn't exactly new or earthshaking technology. Whenever someone
re-invents the wheel, do they always have to repeat the same mistakes?
Hmn, I wonder what would happen if someone forged a message to
Mr. Cathey using his return address ;-)