[ILUG] out of office replies (going OT)
paul at clubi.ie
Tue Feb 24 16:56:14 GMT 2004
On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 Rafiq_Maniar at Dell.com wrote:
> Has anyone successfully configured Outlook to NOT send out of office
> replies to mailing lists like ILUG?
Using exchange? No, there's no way.
> Not using Outlook is not an option, and neither is turning off out
> of office.
Well, that's tough then.
There is at least one other person on this list who's using
Echange/LookOut and uses OOO's, yet they do _not_ force every poster
to the list to put up with continious streams of email turds because
> Just unsubscribing every time I have to go OOO is the next step I
> suppose, unless anyone else has had any luck configuring it.
You can suspend your subscription.
If you're forced to use an email system which can not be told to
ignore Precedence bulk/list email for OOOs then that is what you
_have_ to do.
Just cause you _must_ use a retarded email system does not mean you
should impose the stupidies of that system upon every poster to every
list you are subscribed to.
> I'd normally ask for replies off-list as its quite OT, but there seems
> to be quite a few people on the list who have the same problem, so maybe
> the best idea is to mail to whole list if you have a definite solution.
Your email system and whatever inadequacies it has is _your_ problem.
Choices in this case:
- if the OOO reply handler is dumb, dont use it
- unsub from or suspend your ilug membership.
If you dont, I (and potentially others) will devnull your mail
because of a dumb OOO.
In the meantime, in the case of Exchange's dumb OOO handling, report
the damn bug to your IT or MS if you are to have _any_ hope of this
being fixed in the future.
"Exchange's OOO facility replies to _all_ email received. It should
try distinguish auto-generated or list email and not reply to those."
I get enough crud to my mailbox every day, i'm not going to filter
OOOs themselves (because i _do_ want to see them, they are useful IFF
i sent the person concerned an email directly), so instead i'll
filter out known send-OOO-to-list-system using people.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
warning: do not ever send email to spam at dishone.st
A guy who is footloose and fiancee-free.
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