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
> > >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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