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By kk.chan ·
When a staff is working in another country, how can our Linux server send out "Out of Office" message to every sender, and forward the incoming message to another mail account?

We can use a .forward file in the home directory but where should weset the auto-reply message?

Thanks!

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by grumbler In reply to Auto-reply Message

There are a few programs that can do this.
Doing a quick search in freshmeat ive found
the folowing:
http://www.cynicism.com/~derek/mailback/
http://ben.hartshorne.net/aargh/
http://www.speakeasy.org/~igorl/ISL/programs/current.html#vacationhttp://www.gamerz.net/esquire/
Most unixes come with the original
vacation program that could be just what
you want. Mind you, that you will need to
configure sendmail for allowing mail be
sent to programs (which can be a bad
thing), andif an autoresponder isnt
configured correctly not only you can annoy
people from mailing lists but you could get
a loop between two autoresponder talking
"ad aeternun" with each other (most of the
autoresponders allready has some way to
dealing with this). Ive worked with the
perl variant of vacation some time ago, and
it seemed ok, but you may need to hack some
part of the code to suit your needs

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