[Mailman-Users] Block "out off office" autoreply messages

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Mon Aug 23 17:37:03 CEST 2004

On 8/23/2004 5:55, "Luis Fernando C. Talora" <luis.talora at iesa.com.br>

> I´m having trouble with out of office autoreply messages sent to some list.
> Some users recieved a lot of them, because of some list member who didn´t
> know that you must not use out of office messages if you are member of
> mailing lists. 

It's not autoresponders generally that are the problem...it is poorly
written ones which don't know how to avoid sending to list messages.  Often
it's people using MUA rules or self-written scripts.

You can try with content filters, but the creators of these bad
autoresponders are endlessly creative.

> Is Mailman capable of blocking this kind of message?
As list owner, you are:  unsubscribe the errant user (or if you insist on
being more gentle, mark the user as Nomail).  Send whatever explanation you
feel is appropriate.


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