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

Jeff Barger jeff at look.net
Mon Aug 23 17:57:53 CEST 2004

On Aug 23, 2004, at 8:55 AM, Luis Fernando C. Talora wrote:

> Friends,
> 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.

That's not necessarily so. Properly written auto-responders do not pose 
a threat to mailing lists.

Unfortunately the one people use the most (the one in Outlook/OE) is 
about as broken as they come.

> Is Mailman capable of blocking this kind of message?

You can play around with the spam filtering to catch a lot of these 
messages. IMHO, it's best to just stop munging the Reply-To. See this 
page: <http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html>.


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