[Mimedefang] ADMINISTRIVIA: Out-of-office replies
ken.cormack at roadway.com
Fri Sep 7 13:26:32 EDT 2007
> What? You're not using role accounts to communicate with customers and
Yes, we do have many role-based accounts, but in a company with thousands of
employees, not every one is individually front-ended by such an account.
(And when the realy user gets the initial email and replies, the original
external sender then tends to have the real body's email address.)
> And if not, you really don't want to allow something as broken as the
> lookout! Out-of-Office reply to be behind your public personal accounts.
> Use unix's vacation. It's 80's technology, but that's quite modern by MS
Unfortunately, I'm just one engineer, in one department, in an environment
with many layers of management above me. If a product or "solution" isn't
listed within Gartner group's "Magic Quadrant", they simply arent
interested. To them, that means Outlook with Exchange on the back-end.
And that also means that I've lost the battle to retain MIMEDefang at the
gateways - we'll be deploying a "magic quadrant" vendor's product here in
two weeks. I feel good that I've been able to hold off the inevitable for
about 5 years, beating their chosen platform's filtering performance
(already installed at our sister campus for the past 3 years) but that's
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