[Mailman-Users] loops with "out of office/vacation" autoresponders

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Fri Dec 21 00:00:18 CET 2001

On Thu, 20 Dec 2001 17:18:33 -0500 
Robert Williams <bob at bob.usuhs.mil> wrote:

> Why do I not see more of this on other lists that I participate
> in?  

A more clueful user base?

> How do listservers in general deal with "vacation" autoresponder
> loops?

Ultimately there is nothing you can do.  Any system you build will
rely on some levels of standards compliance, and, well,
unsurprisingly the problem is due to vacation programs not complying
to standards.

This is one of the many reasons I hand moderate my lists.  Another
common approach is to limit the number of posts a given user can
make per day/period without moderation overview.

J C Lawrence                
---------(*)                Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas. 
claw at kanga.nu               He lived as a devil, eh?		  
http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/  Evil is a name of a foeman, as I live.

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