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RE: Autoresponders, Vacation messages
From: "Erin Carroll" <amoeba () amoebazone com>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 23:19:28 -0700

Thanks for the tips. My sleep-deprived brain wasn't fully in gear when
sending that request to the list out. The suggestion to unsubscribe was a
last resort (or for people in large organizations running Exchange where
their calendaring app will automate autoresponders for PTO but the chances
of getting their messaging team to setup filters is about as likely as pigs
flying...not that I have personal experience with that *blink*).

Erin Carroll
SecurityFocus pen-test list
"Do Not Taunt Happy-Fun Ball" 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tonnerre Lombard [mailto:tonnerre.lombard () sygroup ch] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 11:08 PM
To: Erin Carroll
Cc: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Autoresponders, Vacation messages


On Wed, 2006-08-02 at 22:17 -0700, Erin Carroll wrote:
Yet another reminder that if you are going to be on 
vacation and have 
your list email sent where autoresponders are setup or in place...
Please either disable your autoresponder or unsubscribe 
from the list 
for the period you will be away. Your fellow list members (and
moderator!) appreciate it. 

It's sufficient to take care of a certain set of criteria...

1. don't reply twice to the same address 2. don't answer to 
Precedence: bulk or Precedence: list 3. _do_ loop checks. ;-)

This is usually already sufficient. I use to add a couple of 
other checks to that for customers that do want 
autoresponders. However, there's no reason at all to disable 
your subscription (Except for the couple of hours it takes 
upon return to catch up with all the mail).

              (Already looking forward to all the out-of-office
               replies he's going to get in response to this mail)
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