There is a lack of documentation, and it is complicated. I haven't used it
yet, but I understand it as follows:
An auto-reply is a boilerplate message that can be used by the filtering
feature. What you do first is to create one or more auto-replies, giving
each one a name. You could have a "vacation" auto-reply, an "away at
meetings" auto-reply, even a "please don't send me any more messages"
auto-reply. Creating an auto-reply doesn't really have any effect at all
by itself, until you actually create a rule for it in the filtering
feature. You figure out the right set of filtering rules to identify the
messages you want that auto-reply to be used for, set the corresponding
action to "Send an autoreply", and then pick the name of the auto-reply you
want to use.
Now that I look at it closely, I'm not quite sure what would be the
recommended filtering rule if you wanted an auto-reply to be used for every
incoming message, as you might for a "vacation" message.
At 09:36 AM 12/17/2003, Tim Potter wrote:
>Looks like the upgrade happened without a glitch; way to go guys!
>I can't seem to find any information on using the new auto-reply
>feature. My own tests haven't helped me any and I see nothing in the Help
>section or the FAQ describing this new feature. Anyone know how this is
>supposed to work? This is a tool that many of our staff have been wanting
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