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Re: Out of office replies

Jim Popovitch a écrit :
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:50 AM, Izak Burger <isburger@gmail.com> wrote:
>> our own auto-reply exim router (as requested by clients) checks for about 16
>> different headers
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 06:44, Dusty Wilson <dusty@hey.nu> wrote:
> [snip]
>> I understand that it takes both sides to fix the problem:  mailing
>> list software to send the headers to be obvious that there shouldn't
>> be an auto-reply, mailserver software to read the headers and
>> therefore not auto-reply.
> Bah!!   Headers change over time.  

Headers don't change that often...

Auto-responder authors should read RFC 3834.

> The simple and easy way to solve
> OoO problems is for vacation responders to only reply to From:/Sender:

never reply to addresses found in headers. auto-resp should go to
(original) envelope sender. I don't want to get an OoO if I post to a
list (be that a real mailing-list or a "simple" list).

> if (and only if) To: == $recipient.

of course, no auto-response should be sent if the "mailbox owner" is not
found in the To: or Cc: headers. but parsing RFC 822 addresses is harder
than parsing Precedence, Auto-Submitted headers, looking for typical
list addresses in a few headers, ... etc.

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