[Mailman-Users] Possible problems using a site-wide list auto-responder?
mark at msapiro.net
Tue May 5 19:06:24 CEST 2015
On 05/05/2015 06:40 AM, Bill.Costa at unh.edu wrote:
> The auto-responder feature built into Mailman looks like it would
> be perfect for the site-wide list as a way of letting users know
> when somebody will be looking at their questions (normal business
> hours) and to point them to self-help documentation. But since
> the site-wide list is used for various automated tasks, are there
> any downsides or cautions in using this feature? I was thinking
> of turning it on both for the posting address as well as the
> -owner address.
There should no problem at all using it for the posting address or the
There are various notices from the list to the owner, e.g. bounce
notifications, posts requiring moderation, etc. that are actually sent
to the -owner address before being resent from there to the
owners/moderators. You don't want auto responses to those, but that's
covered in that the auto responder won't reply to messages with
Precedence: bulk, junk or list, and all Mailman generated notices are
sent with Precedence: bulk or list.
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