[CentOS] Yogunluk

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Sun Jun 29 02:15:08 UTC 2008

Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 6:16 PM, William L. Maltby 
> <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com <mailto:CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>> wrote:
>     On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 22:26 +0200, Sorin Srbu wrote:
>      > >-----Original Message-----
>      > >If I send him a message directly, and put him in the CC line
>     too, will it
>      > >start a loop of auto-replies...?
>      > >How about I set up an account somewhere (gmail..), turn on a
>     vacation
>      > >message , and then send him a message.....
>      > >Just thinking....
>      > >Dennis
>      >
>      > You geeks have too much free time on your hands. ;->
>     And we intend to keep it that way by not having to pore through useless
>     automated trash postings caused by some "non geek"(?) having the
>     attention span of a gnat and forgetting to account for things like these
>     lists in his stupid vacation (or whatever) automated replies.
>     Alternately, we could avoid posting about such stuff until the
>     responsible list person is able to handle it. But where's the fun in not
>     picking on some hapless idiot?
> I think people who use auto responders for their normal email account 
> should get an additional email account, for the mailing lists they 
> subscribe to, and NEVER use an auto responder on the email account for 
> their mailing lists.  This happens frequently, on this mailing list and 
> on others.

What was really bad - I worked at a company that had the bright idea of 
automagically copying the marketing director with all tech support mail 
so that he could see the kinds of issues customers were having. I have 
no idea what they were thinking, it seems to me those kind of e-mails 
would be useless.

Anyway - he went on vacation, and every customer mailing us with a tech 
support issue got an auto-responder from him stating that he would get 
back to them in 7 to 10 days ...

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