[Mailman-Users] Vacation email loop

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Nov 7 05:19:15 CET 2001

On Monday 05 November 2001 10:47, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 05:22:53PM -0500, Clark Cooper wrote:
> > I had a situation where a user on one of my lists had the vacation
> > utility turned on and a posting to the list resulted in a looped email
> > because the vacation email response was then posted and on and on.  The
> > reply-to posts option has been set to "the list" and I would like to
> > keep this setting.  Is
> Outside of removing the reply to, which will catch many but not all of
> those problems, my usual answer is to blackhole the server the Emails
> came from, and send the following to the postmaster:
> http://marc.merlins.org/netrants/autoresponders.txt
> Broken autoresponders should not be tolerated.

Don't forget the nomail option.  As admin, you can edit the membership 
options of the offender and turn off their mail.

You might also want to look at using Procmail. Procmail gives you a lot 
more control over mail processing than Mailman's limited support.


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