We need a process that will auto-forward email to an internal
address as well as send an automatic response back to the sender of the
message who sent to the list.
Seems to me that setting up a Majordomo list on a server outside our
firewall which would include two subscribers, one being an internal
address which is the final destination and one being a script on the
server which will automatically respond to the sender would do the trick.
I have concerns about getting into a mailing loop however. Will the
"taboo headers" prevent this for the most part if I configure them right
maybe with a little trial and error?
Also, I have concerns about it being easy to do a "denial of service"
attack once someone learns about the auto-responses. Are there other
solutions which might better avoid this problem?
The advantage of using Majordomo, besides the fact that I'm already
familiar with it and we have it installed, includes using Majordomo's
ability to forward attachments and preserving the reply address of the
sender as it is forwarded inside. Our auto-email responder doesn't do that.
Also, Majordomo already is on our external server and thus will keep the
automatic response off our internal email network.
Maybe this is so obvious that it doesn't need much thought but in
case it isn't, I would appreciate feedback. I am likely going to
propose this as a solution for a highly visible project.