OT: Mail rules (was: Re: [Samba] Auto-away replies)

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Fri Jun 6 15:29:05 GMT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Stier [mailto:Matthew.Stier at fnc.fujitsu.com]

> If the recipient's email address is not listed in the To: or 
> Cc: lines of the
> message, don't reply.

Unfortunately Outlook doesn't offer this capability, as far as I know.

> A bit more considerate vacation program adds the condition:
> If I have sent a notice to this sender already, don't reply.

Outlook does this.  Each sender only gets one vacation message.

> Jonathan Johnson wrote:
> > Unfortunately, many people set their MUA's 
> (Outlook/Express) mail rules
> > filter to provide the vacation message, then leave it 
> running when they're
> > gone. Others set the rule and close Outlook, then when they 
> get back from
> > vacation and download all their messages everyone gets a 
> vacation message
> > even thogh they're back.

If you're using Outlook with an Exchange server (which is the only valid
reason I can think of to ever use Outlook), the server sends the response,
not Outlook itself, so closing Outlook doesn't hurt anything.  It's
brain-dead, but not *that* brain-dead. ;)

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