Out of office/vacation messages

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Thu Dec 25 20:36:34 UTC 2003

On Thu, 25 Dec 2003 14:18:46 -0600 "Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr." <larrysheldon at cox.net> wrote:

> Mark Prior wrote:
> > 
> > Why do so many supposedly clueful people have their vacation message
> > system respond to mailing list email?
> > 
> > Now I'll get to see who also doesn't keep a list of addresses that have
> > already been sent the out of office message :-)

> Among the ones I found when I looked into the question with some
> rigor a few years ago were that mailing list traffic often no longer
> has a useful "precedence" value that was used to screen such mail.

nanog has a clear Precedence: bulk line in the header which is
the defacto standard for handling this, so that can't be it.

i think it's basically clueless IT staffs trying to reinvent a wheel
that's been invented, usually badly, billions and billions of times
over the past 30 or so years.

Richard Welty                                         rwelty at averillpark.net
Averill Park Networking                                         518-573-7592
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