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Re: removal of the vacation package

On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 03:22:59AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> It does not support MIME and a lot of other things that are required to 
> be a good citizen in today's Internet, so unless somebody has some 
> really compelling arguments to keep it around and wants to adopt it 
> I will request removal from the archive.

It still seems to have a fair number of loyal users though. I see your
points, but I wonder if we do have a decent replacement for it to
suggest to our users. A replacement that is better than trying to mimic
vacation by hand in procmail, and doing it wrong; arguably doing so will
contribute to be even worse email citizens. If we do have such a
replacement (I just don't know) please mention it in the removal bug

Thanks for having maintained vacation over all these years!
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