Bill Houle asked,
| My program:
| ignores mailer daemons
| ignores Precedence bulk/junk
| ignores loops to myself
| and only responds if To/Cc me
| ... But I found a number of "mailing lists" that would get hit.
| These lists insist on addressing directly to me (instead of a list address)
| and do not utilize Precedence headers. My question: is this a "they screwed
| up" situation, or is there something else I could be doing to be more
In my viewpoint, it's a they-screwed-up situation, but it's one you have to
deal with. The best bet is to put your vacation routine after those that
file your mail from lists, especially those lists, or to postpone those lists
or sign off them while you're away.
Norbert Bollow's reminder that you should keep a cache of addresses notified
and not send more than one vacation message to any given address during a
given absence doesn't help if those lists direct replies to the poster, un-
less you subscribe to them in digest format.