[Mimedefang] auto reply / vacation

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Tue Feb 2 10:10:54 EST 2010

Kevin A. McGrail wrote:

> Actually, I found the vacation program to be woefully problematic in
> replying to spam, lists, etc.

Ah.  Well, we stop our spam at the server, so vacation(1) never sees it.
I can see it would be a big problem if you run a tagging-only spam filter.

AFAIK, vacation(1) already has protection against your specs #2-#7:

> #2 Do not reply to message of "precedence of bulk"
> #3 Do not reply to mailing lists.
> #4 Do not reply to NDR and DSN messages.
> #5 Do not reply to more than one time per day.
> #6 Do not reply to Vacation and other out of office messages.
> #7 Do not reply to Daemons



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