I agree--I hate autoreplies, but many users really, really want them.
The filter you suggest would be a good compromise, but I'm not sure it
would prevent auto-replies to all lists, and might not reply to messages
CC'd or BCC'd to you.
At 10:01 AM 12/17/2003, Dpk wrote:
>On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 09:55:45AM -0500, Chris Wolf wrote:
> 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.
>Seems like this would not be a good practice and something you might
>not really want. i.e. auto-responders about so-and-so being on
>vacation when you send to a list like MSUNAG is really annoying. I
>don't care that so-and-so is gone because I didn't contact them in the
>first place... I simply emailed the list. (Sorry, pet peeve!)
>On high-volume lists, such as those on securityfocus.com, it will get
>you involuntarily unsubscribed. I think a better solution would be a
>rule using "Addressed to", so when someone sends to you specifically,
>you let that person know you are not available.
>Hope this helps,